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The Superior Court of Amador County developed an online procedure manual of 100 step-by-step "job aids" to help its small staff find out how to perform tasks that range from processing an appeal to refueling the court van. There is even a job aid on writing a job aid. Kleps Award recipient 2009.
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Michael D. Planet, Court Executive Officer of the Superior Court of Ventura County, was selected for his outstanding service to the Judicial Council and for improving the administration of justice statewide and in Ventura County. This William C. Vickrey Leadership in Judicial Administration Award honors individuals in judicial administration for significant contributions to and leadership in their profession.
2010 Benjamin Aranda Access to Justice Award3
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The Benjamin Aranda Access to Justice Award honors a judge or justice with a long term commitment to promoting public access to justice. This year's winner is the Honorable Laurie Zelon, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District. The award is co-sponsored by the Judicial Council, the State Bar, and the California Judges' Association, in association with the California Commission on Access to Justice.
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Giving Families a Chance is a collaboration between the Superior Court of Santa Clara County and California First 5 that has connected more than 6,000 parents with services such as health insurance, dental care, and preschool. Kelps Award Recipient 2008-2009. http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/innovations/accpubserv-
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The Superior Court of Contra Costa County saves judges many hours with a computer application that allows them to act on probable cause declarations wherever there's an Internet connection. An immediate success, the application has eliminated problems related to deciphering the declarations, tracking them, and communicating with the jails. Kleps Award recipient 2008-2009. More at http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/innovations/accpubserv-
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The California Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), in collaboration with the California Legislative Black Caucus, invited the public to celebrate 50 years of service by African-American justices in California and recognize their contributions to the legal community.
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The San Bernardino Superior Courts once relied on 17 clerks in 11 locations to process payments. Thanks to an automated mail processing system, aka "The Magic Money Machine," more than a thousand mail-in payments are centrally processed, bringing substantial savings to the court.
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The Superior Court of Orange County's Veterans Court is the first program of its kind in California offering therapeutic treatment instead of incarceration for combat veterans. This program was awarded the California judicial branch's prestigious Ralph N. Kleps Award in 2011.
2010 Stanley Mosk Defender of Justice Award10
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The California Judicial Council awards the Stanley Mosk Defender of Justice Award to individuals in government dedicated to advancing equal access to fair and consistent justice. This year's recipient is Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Feuer for partnering with the judicial branch to strengthen the independence of the California court system.
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The Superior Court of San Mateo's Multi-Option Appropriate Dispute Resolution Project (MAP) is so highly regarded that courts throughout the world draw on its expertise. Virtually every type of noncriminal case in San Mateo has dispute resolution services available. Hundreds of screened mediators and arbitrators participate. Kleps Award recipient 2008-2009. More at http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/innovations/accpubserv-
2010 Bernard E. Witkin Amicus Curiae Award12
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The Bernard E. Witkin Award recognizes individuals who are not members of the judiciary for extraordinary contributions to the courts of California. The California Judicial Council awarded the 2010 honor to state Senator Darrell Steinberg.
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Using the latest Web and video streaming technologies, Los Angeles County has launched the first program to offer fully interactive juror orientation over the Internet. Kleps Award recipient 2008-2009 http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/innovations/accpubserv-
22.htm. The orientation is located online at The Juror Orientation is located here: http://ww2.lasuperiorcourt.org/juryOrientation/ui/index.aspx
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Every county is mandated to have a civil grand jury--an investigative body charged with looking into how local government operates. In Monterey County, the process for recruiting jurors is made more efficient with online processing and data collection.
2010 William C. Vickrey Leadership in Judicial Administration Award15
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The California Judicial Council's Judicial Administration Award honors individuals for leadership and significant statewide contributions to their profession. This year's recipient is Curtis Child, Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts' Office of Governmental Affairs.
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Electronic Legal File (ELF) is allowing judges and staff in Orange County to work efficiently in a paperless environment in all civil cases resulting in a savings of more than $4 million in labor costs and time. This court innovation was recognized with the state judicial branch's Ralph N. Kleps Award in 2011. http://www.courts.ca.gov/programs-innovations.htm
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The Transcript Assembly Program (TAP) developed by the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District, and the superior courts of Fresno and Stanislaus counties, is the first program in California that automates the compilation and preparation of civil clerk transcripts. The transcripts are complied and prepared transmitted to the Court of Appeal saving the courts' resources.
2010 Ronald M. George Award for Judicial Excellence18
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The Ronald M. George Award for Judicial Excellence recognizes extraordinary dedication to the highest principles of the administration of justice. The 2010 recipient is Presiding Justice Arthur G. Scotland, California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District.
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The Second Appellate District of the Court of Appeal sponsors the first formal state court clinic anywhere for unrepresented appellate litigants, in the courthouse, where people can drop in for assistance and reassurance. Kleps Award recipient 2008-2009. More at http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/innovations/accpubserv-
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Justice Ronald B. Robie, of the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District (Sacramento), was honored for his contributions to the statewide administration of justice, including his leadership in judicial education and Kleps Award Committee.
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Litigants in Monterey County can register for the court's self-help services on the court's Web site, accessible 24/7, without making a trip to the courthouse or even a phone call. Kleps Award Recipient 2008-2009 http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/innovations/accpubserv-
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The Superior Court of Imperial County has signed agreements with Mexican authorities to permit enforcement of family court orders across the nation's border, a major step in an area where the United States and Mexico are joined by geography, commerce, and culture. The court also has partnered with Mexican agencies and law schools to help self-represented litigants. Kleps Award recipient 2008-2009. More at http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/innovations/accpubserv-
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The Judicial Council of California has named State Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) as the recipient of the Stanley Mosk Defender of Justice Award for her strong support of the California judicial branch of government.
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The Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District, received the Kleps Award for its Electronic Writ Processing Program. This court-developed project is the first system in California to automate the distribution and disposition of cases in the appellate courts.
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Elder court brings together community partners with services that assist the elderly. In 2011, Contra Costa County's treatment of cases involving harm to seniors, including physical, emotional, and financial abuse was recognized with a prestigious Ralph N. Kleps Award. http://www.courts.ca.gov/programs-innovations.htm
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Administrative Presiding Justice Brad R. Hill, of the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District (Fresno), was honored for his contributions to the statewide administration of justice and for his work to ensure a fair system of justice that is accessible to all Californians.