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Taking the Bench Self-Study Course Announced by the National Judicial College

June 21, 2012 National Judicial College Newsletter, June 2012 A no-fee online course for new general jurisdiction judges has been developed by the National Judicial College located at the University of Nevada, Reno.  It is a 6 to 9 hour self-study curriculum for judges to take after election or appointment to the bench.  Although it… Continue Reading Taking the Bench Self-Study Course Announced by the National Judicial College

Maricopa Superior Court Pioneers New Dependency Plan for Young Children in Phoenix

May 27, 2012 Adapted from an article by Mary K. Reinhart, Arizona Republic The Superior Court in Maricopa County Arizona (Phoenix) has recently attacked in earnest the problems associated with young children remaining in foster care for extended periods of time by developing a new juvenile court program called Cradle to Crayons patterned after research… Continue Reading Maricopa Superior Court Pioneers New Dependency Plan for Young Children in Phoenix

California Budget Cuts: “All Courts are Going to Feel the Pain”

May 14, 2012 Los Angeles Times; Reuters News Service; California Judicial Branch; National Center for State Courts State judicial leaders warned Monday that the proposed cuts for the California courts may jeopardize public access to the justice system. During the last three years, the state’s huge court system has been cut by $650 million. The… Continue Reading California Budget Cuts: “All Courts are Going to Feel the Pain”

New Maricopa County Arizona (Phoenix) Criminal Court Tower Opens

May, 2012 Sources: Phoenix KJZZ News Radio; Arizona Republic   The long awaited Maricopa County Superior Court South Court Tower in downtown Phoenix is now open, having held its grand opening on the day of Arizona’s centennial celebration – February 14, 2012. The new tower is located south of the main courthouse on Jefferson, with… Continue Reading New Maricopa County Arizona (Phoenix) Criminal Court Tower Opens