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We will soon be spending more than we will be taking in on court construction?

August 19, 2013


“Soon, we will be spending more on court construction than we will be taking in” I know I saw this statement recently in a news article and as I recall, it was made by the AOC’s newest finance wizard. I guess it took a few days to sink in and realize that when the judicial […]

Opinion: Educating Children is not a core mission of the JC\AOC

August 7, 2013


The judicial branch is supposed to be adjudicating cases. That is their primary function. Since 1998 California’s judicial branch, in particular the judicial council and the AOC have continuously expanded their field of jurisdiction. As an example, the judicial branch tells the legislature they need more courthouses. While both counties and the Department of General […]

JCW’s wishes for the May budget revise

May 5, 2013


JCW’s wishes for a May budget revise It should be obvious to most that very little of the SEC report has been implemented. It was obvious to us that from day one of the Chief Justice calling for an eighteen month study of the AOC and their operations was little more than a delay tactic […]

What Will It Take to Kill The Beast?

April 25, 2013


April 25, 2013 Dear Members and Others: By a show of hands, who thinks the half-billion dollar failed computer project, known as CCMS, is dead? If you raised your hand, you obviously made the mistake of thinking that our court leaders meant what they said a year ago when they voted to terminate the failed […]

Ushering in A New Era in Continuing Judicial Education & Dialogue

March 3, 2013


Palo Alto, California (YenWire) Ushering in A New Era in Continuing Judicial Education & Dialogue Recently concluded earlier this afternoon was a fascinating judicial education program brought to California’s judiciary by the Alliance of California Judges. Produced by George Mason University School of Law, it was a part of their Mason Judicial Education Program concentrating […]

Case management systems – What’s working today?

November 19, 2012


As many of us are aware, many court systems are beginning to run out of time on the issue of case management systems. The reason that they’re running out of time is because the AOC discouraged all other courts from pursuing their own case management solutions for nearly ten years while they re-invented the wheel. […]

Election 2012 – California elects a democratic supermajority

November 7, 2012


As you can imagine being the political activists we are we’ve have had our hands full for the past couple of weeks.  Now that decision 2012 is behind us, let’s look at what has been accomplished. The first item is a democratic supermajority. For the first time in eighty years, the opposition is irrelevant and […]

The lack of credibility and leadership now emanates from the office of the Chief Justice

July 1, 2012


Flip flopping or being against something before they were for something is a valued quality pragmatists who may change their position after considering all of the facts and a spineless quality of second rate politicians who change their position based on the prevailing winds. . While we would expect to hear the latter from someone […]