During a January 12-13, 2011, meeting in San Diego, chief judges of each of the 15 judicial districts in the Ninth Circuit learned about someo f the community outreach programs being used by federal courts. The program featured presentations on Law Week activities in Guam, the CourtWorks! program in Phoenix, Arizona, and an automated speaker bureau system used by the federal court in Seattle.
Judge Janis L. Sammartino of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California attended the meeting as a respresentative of the Ninth Circuit Courts and Community Committee. Judge Sammartino discussed the Courts & Community website and the upcoming publication of a printed newsletter for judges and court staff.
Check out http://community.ca9.uscourts.gov/ for more information, including organizational materials, for the programs mentioned above and others.