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2 Ways to Mitigate the Upcoming Reduction to the Trial Court Assigned Judges Program

Hon. Ignazio J. Ruvolo (Ret.)
Hon. Ignazio J. Ruvolo (Ret.)
JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Neutral Evaluator, Hearing Officer

Published July 3, 2018

On May 21, a memorandum was sent to all administrative presiding justices and presiding judges in California outlining changes to the statewide Assigned Judges Program (AJP) resulting from a review of that program. Some years earlier the AJP had been commenced by the chief justice under the authority of Article VI, Section 6 of the California Constitution to expedite judicial business and to equalize the work of the judges by temporarily assigning retired judges and justices to cover vacancies resulting from various circumstances.

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