Appellate Mentorship Program Expands to Court of Appeal Attorneys — Program aims to diversify pool of justices and attorneys working in the appellate courts.

More than 50 people have graduated from California’s judicial mentorship program for aspiring appellate justices—the program’s newest goal is to also diversify the branch’s hundreds of appellate court attorneys, who help justices research and write opinions. The job can also serve as a stepping stone to future service on the superior court or appellate bench.

The Fourth District, Division Two in Riverside is recruiting for a Central Staff Attorney. The job posting can be found on the court’s career website under Job ID 6233. The application deadline is June7, 2024.

The Recorder has Latest Budget Proposal Takes Aim at Court Reporter, Interpreter Hiring Incentives — The governor’s cutback plans must still be approved by the Legislature, which has pushed for more funding for court reporters and interpreters.

Bloomberg Law has Chief Justice Talks Prairie Dogs as Colleagues Talk Substance

US Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh spoke about the challenges of the busy shadow docket. Sonia Sotomayor on the coming of artificial intelligence. And Samuel Alito the threats to fundamental freedoms. John Roberts talked about prairie dogs. The chief justice is one of five current and former justices who spoke publicly from May 10 to 14.

His focus on history in a speech to an influential appeals court’s conference Tuesday contrasts to comments from his colleagues on the issues surrounding the high court, which faces historically low approval ratings amid ethics scandals and an aggressive 6-3 conservative majority.