Judicial Council & AOC in the news

Here is where we’ll be putting all of the story links related to the Judicial Council and the AOC since 2009 when everyone discovered there were serious discrepancies. There has been hundreds so please check back as we periodically populate the page with them.

ABC News – KGO-TV, Channel 7 San Francisco

Link to KGO Stories

CBS, KOVR Channel 13 Sacramento

On the Money: Critics blast additional court spending Thousands for airfare. hotel and ipads.

On the Money: Judges blow the whistle on state agencies hiring.

NBC News – KCRA 3 Sacramento

Mike Leury – Telecommuting lawyers work far away from home

State pulls plug on pricey computer system

ABC – News 10 San Diego

Courthouse News Service Articles

A Collection of Courthouse News Links

http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/08/12/29554.htm Judges Propose ‘Bill of Rights’ for Trial Courts in California

http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/08/13/29598.htm  California Court Computer Project Compared to Bentley With No Engine for $1.3 Billion

http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/12/14/32598.htm  Judicial Council OK’s Taking Money From Trial Court Operation for Tech Projects

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/01/26/33651.htm Trial Judges Slam Court Administrators on Latest Proposal to Hire 18 Technical Workers

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/02/04/33931.htm Trial Court Rule Changes Seen as Power Grab

 http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/02/08/34000.htm Scathing Audit Blasts $1.9 Billion Court Computer Project in California

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/02/14/34169.htm Trial Judges Fire Back After Justice’s Email Defending $1.9 Billion IT System for Courts

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/02/14/34172.htm L.A. Judge Calls for ‘Change of Leadership’ in California’s Court Administrative Agency

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/02/15/34212.htm California Legislators Skewer $3 Billion IT Project by Bureaucrats

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/02/22/34350.htm  Majority Leader Introduces Trial Court Bill of Rights

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/02/24/34440.htm CA Legislators Call on Chief Justice to Fire Head of Court Admin Office

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/03/01/34555.htm Judicial Bureaucrats Unveil Positive Analysis of Much Maligned Case Management Project

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/03/04/34674.htm Consultant for Court IT System Is Facing Lawsuits in California Over Sofware Systems

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/03/09/34784.htm Borg’s Way

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/03/10/34827.htm Verbal Warfare Breaks Out Within Judiciary

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/03/21/35104.htm AOC by the Numbers

 http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/03/22/35145.htm Head of Embattled Judicial Agency Resigns

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/03/29/35350.htm A Tight Spot

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/04/07/35603.htm CA Judges Reject Oversight of Administrators

 http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/04/13/35755.htm Strange Times

 http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/04/29/36229.htm Judicial Council Features Optimism

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/05/02/36274.htm Trial Court Survey Reveals Deep Doubt Over Massive IT Project

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/05/10/36472.htm Northern Courts Reject Massive IT Project in Answers From California Auditor’s Survey

 http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/05/13/36586.htm Two Trial Courts Warn Bureaucrats of ‘Extreme Risk,’ ‘Threat to Branch’

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/05/19/36705.htm S.F. and Coast Courts Mixed on IT Project

 http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/05/27/36925.htm Sacramento Court Describes IT System in Survey as a Nightmare

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/07/11/38048.htm OC Judge Survey Delivers Broadside to Top Brass of California Courts

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/07/12/38091.htm L.A. Report on Court Bureaucracy Sets Stage for Battle of the Cuts in San Francisco HQ

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/07/13/38131.htm Sac Judges Say Court Bureaucracy Should Be ‘Dismantled Forthwith’

7 Responses “Judicial Council & AOC in the news” →

  1. fmintheknow

    July 24, 2012

    Hi- In reponse to Michael Paul’s question about Larson’s “Level of Cool” The Larson Justice Center’s cooling system is a MESS. Approximately 5 years ago, LJC’s cooling system was installed, commissioned by an independent third party, certified by the local utility district, and accepted by AOC’s FMU team. All was well for a fulll year and the court was able consume less energy but then, the warrantee expired! AOC FMU assumed operations and maintenance responsibiities and things begin go wrong– energy consumption increased and the system’s operation and performance became very unreliable. That’s where we are today.


    • Michael Paul

      July 24, 2012

      This is probably the wrong place for both of our posts. Forgive me.

      The expert that installed that system is a gentleman named Scott Lee and a company named AirMetrx in Walnut, Ca. 909-910-3084

      Normally when you buy a system like this, you purchase maintenance on the system before the warranty expires. The AOC refused to purchase maintenance on the system and the unlicensed contractors tried to then put the blame on Scott because he wouldn’t work for free. Then they tried to come to me and ask me how to operate it (all well documented)

      I have intimate knowledge of that system, moreso than anyone else except Scott Lee and his staff. Only he can restore it to what it was when it was working efficiently.

      Since Mr. Lee was the one who asked both Fred Stetson and myself why he was issued a contract from an unlicensed contractor, he was blacklisted by the AOC’s office of Court Construction & Management.

      If you work in Larson, you’re screwed by FMU. But at least now you have a road map to getting it fixed. All you have to do is fire FMU and pick up the phone and call Scott Lee because the AOC never will.


      • Former AOCer

        July 24, 2012

        Thanks to fmintheknow for the update and MP for additional info. This situation sheds so much light on the beginning of the court responsibility transfer process.

      • Michael Paul

        July 24, 2012

        Here is the really sad part for Scott Lee. State law requires that if a licensed contractor wants to keep their contractors license, if they have knowledge that they are working for or subcontracting to an unlicensed contractor AND DO NOT REPORT IT, they can lose their own contractors license. He was complying with the law and got blacklisted. I suppose it is better than losing your contractors license.

  2. Wendy Darling

    July 24, 2012

    Obey the law and get punished for it — so not surprising when it comes to the California Administrative Office of the Courts.

    So not surprising, and so very appalling.

    Long live the ACJ.


  3. JusticeCalifornia

    July 24, 2012

    Oh come on, you guys still don’t get it? Top leadership is above any law, rule, or just plain common sense. Just ask the guy who is telecommuting from Switzerland for $10k a month, in violation of the AOC’s own rules. And apparently he’s in until well into 2013, the SEC report and what anyone anywhere thinks about it be damned. The gambling barmaid will say she couldn’t do anything about this dude pending public comment– giggle. She and Joyobodie/Jodie/Jodi clearly knew EXACTLY what was in the SEC report, and implemented what they wanted to, and are stalling what they want to. Or else they are both SELECTIVELY psychic.


  4. Gail Brown

    June 17, 2013

    My video on why the Family Court is so corrupt, Title IV funding which I call the “Booze and Hooker” fund and Black Hand tactics. This is why parents will not get a fair hearing in family courts.


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