Browsing All posts tagged under »California Administrative Office of the Courts«

Closure of Plumas / Sierra Regional Courthouse

October 24, 2014


Only four years ago, amid great fanfare, the former AOC heralded the opening of the Plumas/Sierra Regional Courthouse in Portola. This 6500-square-foot courthouse, which features a “prominent transparent glazed entry vestibule and tall clerestoried lobby” along with its single courtroom, was built at a cost of $4.7 million.  In the AOC’s words, it “exemplifies the […]

When the court falsifies the record it undermines the integrity of the judicial system

June 20, 2014


Nobody is above the law. Well, except sometimes, when you’re a California judge. We generally make it a point to shy away legal cases and focus on what is wrong with the judicial branch. Mostly what is wrong with the judicial branch can be found in San Francisco. However……sometimes we see a series of incidents […]

As usual, the AOC’s math just doesn’t add up. Time for an Audit.

March 12, 2014


A letter by Judge Kenneth So on Judicial Council letterhead dated March 7 was sent yesterday to every judge in California in a “Court News Update” email.  Judge So claims that we’ve given you misleading information about how the AOC runs its business.  We disagree, and we can back up what we said—with the AOC’s […]

Troubling answers from the AOC

March 4, 2014


Trying to get information out of the AOC can seem like playing Go Fish with a temperamental child.  You have to ask for exactly the right thing in exactly the right way, and even then you might not get it.  Often, the AOC claims that it doesn’t keep the kinds of records you’re looking for.  […]

Want to buy a courthouse?

August 14, 2012


August 14, 2012 Dear Members and Others, On July 20th, the Fresno Bee reported that the AOC had sent a letter to the Fresno County Board of Supervisors offering to sell back to the county at “market value” the Clovis courthouse. This is just one of a number of courthouses slated for closure because the […]

AOC nixes daily e-news service

July 13, 2012


July 12, 2012 Dear Members and Others, Earlier today, second interim executive director Jody Patel notified E-News subscribers that the AOC would be “temporarily suspending” its daily news clipping service because of “ongoing staff cutbacks at the AOC.” We include her email for your information. We question the wisdom of this policy and whether Ms. […]

And I ran, I ran so far away….

December 20, 2011


Okay, we have to admit to this being a two video post. First up is a surprise announcement from Tonto regarding the latest twit to mis-manage the CCMS project. The reason it is a two video post should be apparent after awhile. P.S. Ronnie, your contact information as the leader of the AOC is the […]