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About the Board of Supervisors - Alameda County Alameda County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors, each of whom is elected on a non-partisan basis from a separate district where he/she lives. Within the broad limits established by the State Constitution, State General Law, and the Alameda County Charter, the Board exercises both the legislative and the executive functions of government. The Board of Supervisors is also the governing body for a number of "special districts" within Alameda County. To make the supervisorial districts equal in population, the boundaries are adjusted every ten years through the process called "redistricting." That process was completed in 2001. Terms of office for the Supervisors are four years. As defined by the Alameda County Charter, the duties of the Board of Supervisors are as follows: The Board of Supervisor's mailing address: 1221 Oak Street, Suite 536, Oakland, CA 94612 * Portable Document Format (PDF) file requires the free Adobe Reader.

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FACING THE FOLD: ESSAYS ON SCENARIO PLANNING Book News: July 14th, 2011 By James Ogilvy How do we face the uncertainty and complexity of the future? An overly optimistic perspective can be motivating but easily dismissed as naive or shallow; the pessimistic outlook may be considered to be deeper and more ‘knowing’ but could lead to inaction. But limiting our visions of the future to simply one or other of these two ‘branches’ would mean adopting a position that is ultimately nothing more than a fatalistic rut. Facing The Fold is a collection of highly regarded journal essays about how scenario thinking uses the capacious space of the ‘fold’ to encourage thinking around alternative scenarios – to create the future we both want and need. Scenarios are not predictions, nor are they strategies.

Supreme Court - supreme_court What's New May Oral Argument Calendar Announced (Apr 4, 2014)The Supreme Court has placed 12 cases on its calendar for hearing on May 6 and 7 at the Ronald M. George State Office Complex, Earl Warren Building, 350 McAllister Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, California Supreme Court Appoints Four Members to the Applicant Evaluation and Nomination Committee for State Bar Court Judges (Mar 13, 2014)The California Supreme Court today announced the appointment of four members to the court’s Applicant Evaluation and Nomination Committee, which solicits and evaluates applicants for appointment to the State Bar Court. Associate Justice Joyce L. High court denies admission to Glass (January 27, 2014)The Supreme Court’s opinion declines to admit former journalist Stephen Randall Glass to the State Bar, denying him a license to practice law in California. High Court Grants Admission to Garcia (Jan 2, 2014)The Supreme Court's opinion admits Sergio C. Case Information Calendars/Briefs

District Courts The United States district courts are the trial courts of the federal court system. Within limits set by Congress and the Constitution, the district courts have jurisdiction to hear nearly all categories of federal cases, including both civil and criminal matters. Every day hundreds of people across the nation are selected for jury duty and help decide some of these cases. There are 94 federal judicial districts, including at least one district in each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Bankruptcy courts are separate units of the district courts. There are two special trial courts that have nationwide jurisdiction over certain types of cases. 1. 2. LII | LII / Legal Information Institute | Legal and Technology Articles and Resources for Librarians, Lawyers and Law Firms FindLaw for Legal Professionals | Law & Legal Information