This week is Public Service Recognition Week. California Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero issued the following statement honoring all serving in the California judicial branch:
"Having passed my first 100 days in office, I want to express my profound appreciation for the 2,000 judicial officers and 20,000 judicial branch employees who work to ensure all Californians have access to justice.
These public servants hear and decide cases. They staff self-help centers for people navigating our courts without the help of an attorney. They ensure our courthouses are safe, secure, and accessible. They help Californians with language barriers access their courts. Their work is integral to protecting and upholding the rule of law—a cornerstone of democracy.
Millions of Californians visit our courthouses each year, and our work to expand remote access to our courts has allowed at least 1.5 million people the option to have their cases heard remotely. Millions more connect through our online services each year.
Our state’s diversity is a strength, and we work side by side to create an inclusive court system where all participants feel respected and engaged.
I thank the public servants of California’s judicial branch for their dedication to our highest goals of access, fairness, diversity, and inclusion."