Justice Laurie Zelon received the Maynard Toll Award for Distinguished Public Service last night at LAFLA's 16th Annual Access to Justice Dinner in Beverly Hills.
She was introduced by her colleague PJ Dennis Perluss; also attending were retired Justice Earl Johnson and 2/7 pro-tem John Segal, to round out the Division 7 contingent.
(Can't get enough of a good thing? Click here for Justice Zelon interviewing Justice Johnson. Still not enough? How's this?) And speaking of 2/7's commitment to access to justice, don't miss yesterday's opinion in John v. Superior Court (Chan). The DJ's Emily Green didn't miss it: See Even a Vexatious Litigant Can Appeal a Loss, Appellate Court Rules: Litigants Don't Have to Request Permission to Try to Reverse Adverse Ruling, 2d District Says.
Also on the access-to-justice topic, today is Veteran's Day, a court holiday for both state and federal courts. But did you know that the fourth Friday in September, Native American Day, is also now a state court holiday starting in 2015? The MetNews reports (in Legislature Inadvertently Creates Additional Court Holiday) that this newly created holiday was not intended to be a court holiday, but inadvertently was enacted as one. So the Legislature is working on fixing that... Will it get done by September?