SAN FRANCISCO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye appointed 49 new members to the Judicial Council's standing advisory bodies (new members and new committee chairs are listed in bold), which keep the council aware of issues facing the judiciary and make recommendations on how to address them.

More than 500 total membership positions exist on the council’s 25 standing advisory committees.

The new members include representatives from 24 superior and appellate courts, which constitute both large and small, and urban and rural courts. Every superior and appellate court is represented on at least one of the 25 standing advisory bodies.

While the majority of committee members are justices, judges, and court personnel, the advisory bodies include a broad range of members to ensure the council hears from many voices from within and outside of the judicial system. Other members include attorneys, interpreters, professors, child advocates, educators, probation officers, business executives, and representatives from tribal courts, law enforcement, legal services, public libraries, and other judicial branch stakeholders.