Council Liaison to: Superior Courts of Calaveras, Eldorado, Madera, and Tulare Counties
Judge McCabe was appointed to the superior court in 2004 and is currently Presiding Judge of his court. Before joining the bench, he was sole proprietor/owner of the Law Office of Brian L. McCabe. Before that, he was managing partner at Allen, Polgar, Proietti & Fagalde in Merced and an associate of Kahn, Soares & Conway in Hanford. Judge McCabe is a current member of the Judicial Council’s Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee, Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee, and vice-chair of the Strategic Evaluation Committee. He is also a recent member of the Judicial Council’s California Court Case Management System Operational Advisory Committee.
As part of the Judicial Council’s efforts to increase communication and transparency and promote accountability, council members serve as liaisons to the 58 trial courts and to the major service units of the Judicial Council staff. Members with updates present their reports at Judicial Council meetings, bringing fresh perspectives on the issues and challenges facing the judicial branch.
Liaison Report on San Luis Obispo, Apr 2016
Judge Buckley reports on his visit to San Luis Obispo Superior Court. San Luis Obispo is located on the coast, north of Santa Barbara and south of Monterey. It has a population of just over 275,000 and covers 3600 sq. miles. The judicial allocation is 13 judges and two commissioners. They currently have 3 judicial vacancies and they are all being covered by assigned judges, a program critical to the court. The court was second on the list for a new courthouse in the early 2000, they are now 50. Proposition 47 has had a tremendous impact on the court, and has put a strain on the court’s limited resources. Judge Buckley reports that the court is happy with their new case management system.
Fresno County Superior Court liaison report
Madera County Superior Court liaison report