2017 SBCBA Annual BBQ

Kick-off the start of summer at Manning Park on Friday, June 16th!

ANNUAL DINNER 2016

You are invited to the 2016 Annual Dinner!

WHEN: Thursday, November 3rd at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6 pm.

WHERE: The Canary Hotel

On/before 10.14: Members $95/Non-members $105

After 10.14: Members $105/Non-members $115

Please contact the SBCBA to reserve 805-569-5511/sblawdirector@gmail.com

The Richard Abbe Humanitarian Award will go to: Judge George C. Eskin (ret.)

The Frank Crandall Community Service Award will go to: The law firm of Hollister & Brace

The Superior Court, County of Santa Barbara intends to adopt the following forms for mandatory use in criminal cases:

CR-101 – Plea Form, with Explanations and Waiver of Rights – Felony

SC-3085 – Advisement of Rights, Waiver and Pela Form – Misdemeanor

SC-3001 – Addendum to Adivsement of Rights, Waver and Plea Form

 

See Attachment for full annoucement, and forms.

E-Filing, E-Discovery, and E-Presentations

The handouts for Judge Herman's presentation at the 2016 SBCBA Bench and Bar Conference are available!

Proposed Local Court Rules

Please Take Notice that the Superior Court, County of Santa Barbara intends to adopt new rules adn amend current rules regarding traffic cases. Pursuant to CRC 10.613(g)(3)(b), the court has posted the new and amended rules which will go into effect on January 1, 2016. Hard copies of the local rules are available upon request.

Commission on Judicial Performance – Annual Report

The Commission on Judicial Performance will be publishing its Annual Report.  The report provides comprehensive information on the Commission's authority and procedures and contains statistical data on Commission cases and summaries of disciplinary action.

 

The full Annual Report is available for and can be found at: http://www.cjp.ca.gov.

E-Filing

If you are interested in beginning your training and/or registering, please visit (or ask your firm administrator to go) https://california.tylerhost.net/ofsweb. (If you have trouble with the website, please call 1-800-297-5377 to speak with a live, US-based Trained Support Specialist, who will help you register and/or train either via webinar or one of the online training programs.)

 

The court will be holding a training session some time in the last two weeks of August.

 

The proposed Local Rule on eFiling has just been posted on the sbcourts.org website.  See also CRC 2.250-2.261 re electronic filing.

Feeling the effects of court budget cutbacks? Voice your concern!

 

The California courts have been experiencing drastic budget cuts over the past few years. Since 2010, the courts have been faced with a one-third cut in operational funding, a majority of this absorbed at the trial court level. Results have included massive court closures and lengthy delays in hearings that require immediate action.

 

It is imperative that we continue to raise awareness of the negative consequences these cutbacks are creating. To make your concerns heard, please use the attached template and send the completed letter to your Senator and Assemblymember.