SAN FRANCISCO—On the second day of its two-day public meeting on August 26, the Judicial Council approved recommendations from its Court Facilities Advisory Committee that the schedules of active new courthouse projects be modified and put on hold until adequate funding can be restored.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced today the creation of a Judicial Council working group to develop a competitive grant program supporting the Judicial Council in awarding funds to courts for innovative and efficient judicial services and programs.
The Supreme Court of California will begin live webcasting of its early-May three-day oral argument calendar session in San Francisco, beginning May 3. The decision to webcast the court's oral argument calendar sessions was announced by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye in her 2016 State of the Judiciary Address to a joint session of the California Legislature in March.
The Commission on the Future of California's Courts has sent an interim report to Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye proposing a method to reallocate vacant judgeships to courts with the greatest workload needs.
The Los Angeles Superior Court has taken problem-solving courts to a new level by combining collaborative courts for defendants with multiple issues. The new Community Collaborative Courts address the needs of multiple at-risk and vulnerable populations,...