Nine new Judicial Council members were sworn in this week.
The Judicial Council of California honored 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipients. Learn about them here.
September 24, 2018
Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup and retired Judge Richard Couzens honored for their work that led to a new law that replaces money bail with risk assessment.
September 21, 2018
At its Sept. 20–21 business meeting, the Judicial Council heard a report on how the judicial branch will help implement Senate Bill 10, recently signed legislation that will eliminate money bail for criminal defendants.
September 18, 2018
A Q&A with Judge Donna Groman, a 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient, who overcame a tough childhood to become an advocate for California's at-risk youth.
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In October 2016, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye named and formed a workgroup to study and draft recommendations on California's bail process and pretrial detention.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye shares remarks on the workgroup's report.