At its public meeting on December 16 in Sacramento, the Judicial Council approved changes to the California Rules of Court to standardize and improve court procedures―and notice of those procedures―to defendants in infraction cases.
At its public meeting on January 19, Judicial Council members heard a report that the use of evidence-based practices in pretrial risk assessment can reduce misconduct and failure to appear rates for criminal defendants.
At its public meeting on January 19 in San Francisco, Judicial Council members will hear from Dr. Edward J. Latessa, a nationally recognized expert on the promising use of evidence-based practices in pretrial risk assessment.
SAN DIEGO—Three thirty-minute public hearings have been scheduled by the Commission on Judicial Appointments for Thursday, February 9, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in San Diego, California, to consider three appointments by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., to the California Courts of Appeal.
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On March 8, 2016, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye gave her annual address to the Legislature, outlining the judicial branch's progress and touching on issues of fairness and equity in access to justice.