Sacramento Update

California courts: The poor, the homeless, the mentally ill, and people of color don’t stand a chance

When the whole purpose of your legal system is to enrich lawyers and enslave the poor and middle class, it’s hard to believe things could get any better for the officers of the court.

However, California court officials are on a mission to pull the technology underpinning their operations into the 21st century.

This month, state Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is expected to weigh in on a series of recommendations to enhance the public’s access to the court system and reducing costs.

The modernization proposals, which include expanding the use of video technology and developing chatbots that can help answer routine questions for people called for jury duty, were developed over nine months by a team spearheaded by San Diego Superior Court Judge Robert Trentacosta.

The poor, the homeless, the mentally ill, and people of color don’t stand a chance.

Read the whole story in the San Francisco Chronicle

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