The Supreme Court of California is the state's highest court. Its decisions are binding on all other California state courts.
The California Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of California and six associate justices, each appointed or nominated by the Governor.
The court conducts regular sessions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento; it may also hold special sessions elsewhere. In its most recent year, the California Supreme Court received nearly 8,000 filings and issued 85 written opinions.
Justice Corrigan received the award from the California Judges Association for her work with the Saint Vincent’s Day Home, a West Oakland nonprofit that supports low-income families in need of daycare, preschool, and kindergarten.
Court rejects proposed changes to moral character application process and for State Bar training programs; approves amendments to rule governing suspending attorney licenses for failure to pay child or family support.
The California Supreme Court directed the State Bar Court of California to abolish its informal practice of not requiring attorneys who have been ordered suspended for 90 days or less to inform their clients, the courts, and adverse parties of the suspension.