California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye's vision for full and meaningful access to justice for all Californians is called Access 3D.  Access 3D is:

  • Physical: Courts must be safe, secure, accessible, and open during hours that benefit the public.
  • Remote: Court users should be able to conduct their business online.
  • Equal: Courts must serve people of all languages, abilities and needs, in keeping with California's diversity.


This vision energizes many judicial branch initiatives and innovations that are designed to deliver full and fair access to justice for the people of California. Examples:

  • The Futures Commission is taking a fresh look at ways to deliver justice and court services more efficiently without compromising fairness or due process.
  • A multi-year Language Access effort is tackling the challenges of better serving the 7 million Californians who have limited proficiency in English.
  • The state has built or renovated some two dozen courthouses among nearly 350 statewide; another 23 are on their way.