July 2017

Janssen Malloy LLP Amending Petition Regarding Unqualified Public Defender

On June 29, 2017 visiting Judge Carter found that the Petitioners had standing to pursue the petition to remove David Marcus as Humboldt County Public Defender.  Judge Carter also granted the County’s Demurrer, but with leave to amend so that Petitioners could add additional facts regarding Mr. Marcus’ lack of qualifications after taking his deposition.  Petitioners took Mr. Marcus’ deposition on July 3, 2017 and are now going to file an amended petition setting forth additional reasons why Mr.


Congratulations and Gratitude in Order for Retiring and New Humboldt County Superior Court Bench Officers

On June 2 current and former Humboldt County Superior Court judges and commissioners, collectively referred to as bench officers, and members of the Bar and local community convened for the enrobing of Judge Gregory Elvine-Kreis. Thanks to court staff, you can view the enrobing ceremony here. Judge Elvine-Kreis was most recently the Supervising Attorney at the Humboldt County Office of Conflict Counsel, one of two County Public Defender offices.