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  • Chief Justice Names Members of Language Access Task Force

    March 4, 2015
      SAN FRANCISCO— California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye named 15 judicial officers and court administrators to the newly formed Language Access Plan Implementation Task Force. Chaired by California Supreme Court Associate Justice...
  • Council Approves Language Access Plan for Courts

    January 21, 2015
      SACRAMENTO—At its public meeting on January 22, the Judicial Council approved the adoption of a comprehensive language access plan that provides a consistent statewide approach to ensure language access for all limited English proficient court users...
    Joint Working Group for California’s Language Access Plan members Judge Manuel J. Covarrubias (left)(co-chair), Justice Maria P. Rivera (co-chair), and Judge Steven K. Austin presented the plan to the council.
  • Council Approves Plan for Court Technology

    August 22, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO—At its public meeting on August 21-22, the Judicial Council approved a recommendation from its Technology Committee on a governance and strategic plan for court technology. The plan provides a structure and roadmap for technology...
    Court Technology Plan Cover
  • Chief Justice Creates Commission on Future of the Courts

    July 9, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced today the creation of the Commission on the Future of California’s Court System to study and make recommendations to improve the state’s court operations and accessibility.
    The Honorable Carol A. Corrigan was appointed to the California Supreme Court in December 2005; confirmed January 4, 2006. More >>
  • JusticeCorps Given Chief Justice Award

    April 30, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye today announced that the California JusticeCorps Program is the recipient of the Chief Justice’s Award for Exemplary Service and Leadership. The award honors an individual, entity, or program deserving...
  • Council Approves Greater Public Access to Meetings

    April 24, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO—At the first day of its 2-day public meeting on April 24–25 in San Francisco, the Judicial Council approved a new rule of court that provides greater public access to meetings of the council’s internal and advisory committees and of other...
  • California Bench Continues to Grow More Diverse

    February 28, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO—Diversity on the California bench is increasing, according to a legislatively mandated annual report released today by the California Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). The report contains demographic data on the ethnicity, race,...
  • Council Approves Expanding Interpreter Use in Civil Cases

    January 23, 2014
    SACRAMENTO—At its public meeting on January 23 in Sacramento, the Judicial Council approved recommendations that make it explicit that allowable expenses for court interpreter funds from the Trial Court Trust Fund include costs for: all appearances in...
  • California Supreme Court Admits Undocumented Immigrant to State Bar

    January 2, 2014
      In a decision filed today, the California Supreme Court granted a motion filed by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California to admit Sergio C. Garcia, an undocumented immigrant, to the State Bar, granting Garcia a license to...
  • Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court Summit

    November 25, 2013
    California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye will welcome multidisciplinary teams from 32 counties to kick off a signature initiative to keep kids in school and out of court at a two-day summit on December 3-4, in Anaheim. California Superintendent of...