District Court CASA Program Passes Rigorous National Certification With Flying Colors

District Court CASA Program Passes Rigorous National Certification With Flying Colors

2016-03-25T19:27:04-07:00March 25th, 2016|
 The Eighth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA) has been awarded certification by the National CASA Association, and passed the national organization’s high standards for quality child advocacy with flying colors.The CASA program recruits, screens, trains and supports volunteers to represent the best [...]
2016-03-25T19:27:04-07:00March 25th, 2016|

April 15 deadline looming for Ninth Circuit Miranda Contest with $2,000 cash prize and bragging rights

April 15 deadline looming for Ninth Circuit Miranda Contest with $2,000 cash prize and bragging rights

2016-03-16T23:28:14-07:00March 16th, 2016|
Nothin’ but the Grover Clevelands!Miranda is 50 and high school sophomores, juniors and seniors can enter to win $2,000 with a video or essay for the 2016 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest.We all know the opening lines: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you [...]
2016-03-16T23:28:14-07:00March 16th, 2016|

New sentencing report shows education a factor in recidivism

New sentencing report shows education a factor in recidivism

2016-03-14T23:24:16-07:00March 14th, 2016|
The U.S. Sentencing Commission just released a new report that has some interesting information about recidivism among federal offenders. Those who do not finish high school are considered at higher risk to re-offend. This is a link to the study http://www.ussc.gov/news/press-releases-and-news-advisories/march-9-2016.The District Court Truancy Diversion Program [...]
2016-03-14T23:24:16-07:00March 14th, 2016|

Top five reasons attorneys should courtesy copy their judge on case filings

Top five reasons attorneys should courtesy copy their judge on case filings

2016-03-12T00:55:14-07:00March 12th, 2016|
Courtesy copies were a hot topic at the March Civil Bench Bar meeting; here’s why it’s good to provide the judge hearing your case with courtesy- copies:Reason 5: Judicial departments handle many cases, they have limited paper budgets, court staff has limited time to prepare [...]
2016-03-12T00:55:14-07:00March 12th, 2016|

Guardianship Bench Bar March 14

Guardianship Bench Bar March 14

2016-03-11T23:02:36-07:00March 11th, 2016|
Judge Dianne Steel at Guardianship Bench Bar meetingA Guardianship Bench Bar will take place on Monday, March 14 at 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Meeting will take place at Zenoff Hall Training Room at 601 Pecos Road. The two-hour meeting is good for two [...]
2016-03-11T23:02:36-07:00March 11th, 2016|

Brown Bag Guardianship Bench Bar offers plenty of food for thought plus two free CLE credits

Brown Bag Guardianship Bench Bar offers plenty of food for thought plus two free CLE credits

2016-03-04T23:41:06-07:00March 4th, 2016|
Judge Dianne Steel opened the Guardianship Bench Bar meeting on an upbeat note, telling attorneys in attendance that things are really moving fast. She commended those working to address guardianship issues saying they were, “focused, dedicated, thinking outside the box, and creative.”Judge Steel also offered [...]
2016-03-04T23:41:06-07:00March 4th, 2016|