Committed to Justice: The Rise of Judicial Administration in California

The first history of judicial administration in California, published in 2002, documents the most significant milestones in the construction of the largest court system in the nation.

Written by Larry L. Sipes as the inaugural scholar-in-residence with the Judicial Council of California, the book explores the challenges and triumphs in the evolution of the administration of justice from statehood in 1850 to the beginning of the twenty-first century.

  • The dynamics of governing the judicial system
  • Reorganization and unification of the trial court system
  • Stable funding of the courts, with independence and accountability
  • A system for judicial discipline
  • Fairness and access to justice for all
  • Modernization of management and administration
  • The next fifty years

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