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Meeting on Addressing Bias in Court Proceedings

Chief Justice’s work group addressing bias in court proceedings will provide information on the work group’s charge and work to date, presentations from local court bias committees, and information on existing complaint procedures.
Apr 28, 2021

Open for the public to view, a meeting of the Chief Justice’s work group addressing bias in court proceedings will provide information on the work group’s charge and work to date, presentations from local court bias committees, and information on existing complaint procedures.

In November of last year, California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced the creation of the Work Group to Enhance Administrative Standards Addressing Bias in Court Proceedings. She charged the group with updating a judicial standard that outlines steps courts can take to prohibit bias in courtroom proceedings.

Meeting Time: 12:00–2:00 p.m., May 4

Meeting Agenda:

  • Overview of the work group’s charge and work to date
     
  • Roundtable discussion about the existing procedures at trial courts for receiving and processing complaints about court employees and judicial officers
     
  • Presentation from the Commission on Judicial Performance (CJP) on its role and the CJP procedures for receiving and processing complaints about judicial officers
     
  • Presentations from San Bernardino and Santa Clara superior courts about their local committees created to help address bias, including information about their formation, work, and goals

More information on the work group and the May 4 meeting and how to listen in: https://www.courts.ca.gov/biasworkgroup.htm

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