Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
|Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center|
The Criminal Justice Center was dedicated as the Criminal Courts Building in 1972.
|Location||210 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Opening||October 26, 1972|
|Floor area||850,000 square feet (79,000 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Adrian Wilson Associates|
|Structural engineer||Adrian Wilson|
The Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (formerly known as the Criminal Courts Building) is the county courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. It is located at 210 West Temple Street, between Broadway and Spring Street.
Originally known as the Criminal Courts Building, in 2002 it was renamed the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, after Clara S. Foltz, the first female lawyer on the west coast of the United States (and also the first person to propose the creation of a public defender's office).
Notable trial judge Lance Ito holds trials in this building. High profile trials are held on the Ninth Floor of the building, because of a secondary screening area in addition to the main screening at the ground floor level. The building also houses the main offices of the Los Angeles County District Attorney and the Los Angeles County Public Defender.
- O.J. Simpson murder trial
- Phil Spector murder trial
- Helen Golay and Olga Rutterschmidt – 2008 murder trial
- BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant trial
- Trial of Dr. Conrad Murray for the death of Michael Jackson
- Turpin, Dick (1972-08-06). "New Home for Criminal Courts". Los Angeles Times. p. I1. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
- Zeman, Ray (1972-11-30). "New Courts Building Criticized". Los Angeles Times. p. OC9. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
- McDevitt, Ray; Ronald M. George, Chief Justice of California (Forward) (2001). Courthouses of California: an Illustrated History. Berkeley, CA: California Historical Society. p. 365. ISBN 1-890771-49-X.