VIA WEB CONFERENCE—The Judicial Council next week will consider the types of legislation it should support to increase access to justice for court users.
This year’s recommended legislative agenda includes:
- Advocating for stable and reliable funding for courts to maintain in-person services and expand online services
- Securing more judgeships for the superior courts with the greatest need
- Implementing pretrial detention reform to increase the safe and efficient release of people arrested before trial
Other items on the Jan. 21 council meeting agenda include:
Funding for Court Reporters in Family and Juvenile Proceedings: The council will consider how to allocate $30 million from the state budget to increase the number of court reporters in civil and family law cases.
Increased Rate for Court Reporter Transcripts: The council will consider how to allocate $7 million from the state budget to help trial courts cover the increased costs for court reporter transcripts of court.
Education for Judges and Court Staff: The council will consider its next two-year education plan for developing and delivering education to the judicial branch. The plan includes live programs and courses, offered both in person and remotely, as well as on-demand videos, online courses, podcasts, and publications.
The complete meeting agenda and council reports are posted to the California Courts Meeting Information Center. A link to a live webcast of the meeting will be on the California Courts website on the day of the meeting.