Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and Judicial Council Administrative Director Martin Hoshino met with court leadership and staff from the Monterey Superior Court last week to learn how the court is implementing “Access 3D”-- physical access, remote access, and equal access for all court users.
A vision of the Chief Justice and shared by court leaders in the branch, “Access 3D” is a strategic plan to provide full and meaningful access to justice for all Californians by providing physical access to courthouses and services; establishing online services to access court remotely; and providing equal access to all court users, regardless of spoken language, ability, or need.
During their meeting with Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye and Hoshino, court leaders shared innovations improving access to justice in Monterey County. These projects include transitioning to a “paperless” court and developing the CACourt App, a mobile app enabling court users to search court records or pay for a traffic ticket via phone.
The court also expanded self-help services by collaborating with Monterey College of Law and establishing an additional self-help center in the city of Greenfield to help residents from the southern part of the county.