Friday, April 6, 2012

Courthouse Exhibits in Los Angeles

Sketch from Michael Jackson trial
The United States District Court for the Central District of California has opened historical exhibits at its two courthouses in downtown Los Angeles. 

The Spring Street courthouse features exhibits on the “Office of the Clerk of Court – Past and Present” and the “Artistic Depictions of Spring Street Courtroom Proceedings," features an historical overview of various career opportunities available in the clerk’s office.  Another exhibit, “Artistic Depictions of Spring Street Courtroom Proceedings,” features trials of well-known musicians including the late Michael Jackson, Rapper Suge Knight, Michael Bolton, Paula Abdul, Lionel Richie, and Mike Love of The Beach Boys.  Their trials ranged from copyright disputes to parole violation hearing.
Another exhibit in the Roybal Federal Building on Temple Street features courtroom artist sketches of infamous trials including the “Millenium Bomber,” Anna Nicole Smith’s bankruptcy hearing, Michael Jackson and Rodney King’s civil trials.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Idaho Court Hosts 'Resolution Roundup'

Volunteer judges and mediation experts spent a week helping Idahoans involved in federal court cases resolve their cases in an alternative way, and avoid lengthy trials. The United States District and Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho, partnered with the Ninth Circuit Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee to host the “Resolution Roundup.” Susie Boring-Headlee, who’s organizing the program locally, said 30 cases were chosen during the program, held in early April in Boise.

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