Vincent H. Clay will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Arnold Gold on May 21 of last year, while Stroble's predecessor, Judge Kenneth Chotiner, retired last May The appointments leave 17 vacancies, the most recent of which occurred with the retirements of Judge J. Albracht originally slated his retirement for January, but postponed it. Judge Jerold Krieger died Feb.
Six judges who retired last year have not been replaced. Kurt J. Lewin departed Aug. A vacancy also resulted from the removal of Judge Patrrick Couwenberg Aug. Further vacancies will occur when Judge Ann Kough retires May 15, and when the court's longest-serving judge, Leslie Light, steps down June 1.
The court is without the services of Judge Aurelio Munoz, who has been assigned to Div. Seven of the Court of Appeal through May 9.
They succed Commissioners Manly Caloff, who retired Feb. Balloting is underway for three more commissioner positions, vacated by Commissioners Linda Elliott, Jeffrey Castner, and David Stephens, all of whom retired March The following bills was acted upon by the Legislature in April:.
On April 10, the bill was placed on the Assembly Appropriations Committee's "suspense file. The bill passed the Assembly on a vote April 15, and was sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
It is pending in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. The bill was approved by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on a vote April 2, and was sent to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The bill was approved unanimously by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on April 16, was approved unanimously by the Assembly on April 22, and was sent to the Senate. The bill was approved April 23 by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on a vote, and was sent to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The resolution was adopted by the Senate on a vote April 25, and was enrolled the same day.
Raymond Haynes, R-Riverside, which would provide a tax credit, equal to the value of services rendered, for voluntary services provided by a lawyer or doctor on behalf of any California charitable organization that helps the poor. The bill underwent minor, technical amendments April 1, and is awaiting a vote by the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee.
Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, which would conform California practice with respect to challenging personal jurisdiction to the practice under Rule 12 b of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The bill was approved by the Senate on a vote April 11, and was sent to the Assembly. Bill Morrow, R-Oceanside, which would consolidate two court reporting statutes to clarify that a transcript in longhand is to be provided to a nonparty if he is entitled to receive the transcript, whether or not he was entitled to attend the proceeding. The bill was approved by the Senate on a vote April 4, and was sent to the Assembly.
Joseph Dunn, D-Garden Grove, which would enact the Superior Court Law Enforcement Act of , which among other things would require the sheriff of any county to provide an annual court security plan to the court. The bill was amended April 24 and was referred to the Senate Rules Committee.
Gloria Romero, D-Monterey Park, which, among other things, would make any person who has resigned from the State Bar, regardless of whether charges were pending, guilty of a crime if that person advertises or holds himself out as being entitled to practice law. The bill was amended April 23 and is pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Liz Figueroa, D-Fremont, which would extend indefinitely a statute which allows minors under the age of 13 to testify via closed-circuit television in cases in which the minor is a victim of a sex crime or violent felony. Ross Johnson, R-Irvine, which would institute a procedure in which jury commissioners and county elections officials would share information, and election officials would cancel the voter registration of any person who returned a jury summons indicating he or she is not a U.
The bill was approved April 15 on a vote of the Senate Committee on Elections and Reapportionment, and was sent to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Martha Escutia, D-Montebello, which would increase a variety of court fees to provide money for courthouse maintenance and construction. The bill was approved by the Senate on a vote April 25, and was sent to the Assembly. Stolter holds a B.
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