SAN FRANCISCO—The Judicial Council at its July 20 business meeting will consider a recommendation from its Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee to approve new funding for the state’s 58 trial courts. The recommended allocations include $47.8 million in new funding to boost the budgets of the state’s most underfunded trial courts.

In addition, the council will consider $19.1 million in new funding for self-help services—which support the more than 4 million Californians who go to court each year without an attorney—and $23.8 million for employee benefits.

Other items on the council meeting agenda include:

Branch Budget Priorities for FY 2019-2020: The council will consider a recommendation from its Judicial Branch Budget Committee to approve budget change proposals for fiscal year 2019-2020, including requests for funding new judgeships, case management systems, courthouse operations and maintenance, and court security.

Updates from Council Liaison Visits to Local Courts: The council is scheduled to receive a liaison report on the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo County. These reports give council members information on a court’s operations and challenges, as well as its solutions to increase efficiency and effectiveness in how it provides access to justice for the public.

The meeting agenda and council reports are online, and a link to the live videocast of the meeting will be on the California Courts website on the day of the meeting.