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  • Judicial Council Leaders Circulate Proposal for Open-Meeting Rule

    November 14, 2013
    SAN FRANCISCO—Five members of the Judicial Council of California announced today that they are disseminating for comment a “preliminary draft of a proposed rule” that is designed to greatly increase transparency within the judicial branch. The five...
  • Chief Justice Introduces "Access 3D"

    August 17, 2013

    Video transcript:

    Hello. Yesterday I had the great pleasure of talking with new judges who are attending the Witkin Judicial College.

  • Civic Learning Award Winners Announced

    February 28, 2013
    SACRAMENTO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced 22 winners of the new Civic Learning Award.  The awards, announced at today’s Civic Learning Summit, celebrate successful efforts to engage California public high school students in civic learning and spotlight replicable models for other schools.
  • Civic Learning California Summit: Feb 28

    February 14, 2013
    SAN FRANCISCO—California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and a committee of civic leaders organized a summit to examine successes and barriers to increasing civic literacy in California. The Civic Learning California Summit: Making Democracy Work,...
  • Workgroup to Evaluate Progress on Trial Court Funding

    November 2, 2012
    Video of Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye introducing the work of the Trial Court Funding Workgroup (2:34min) - See more at: SACRAMENTO— A working group established by the Chief Justice and the...
  • Courts Streamline Transfer of Case Records to Appellate Court

    October 9, 2012
    FRESNO—Thanks to a grant award from the State Justice Institute (SJI), the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District (5DCA) set up the Transcript Assembly Program (TAP) to all trial courts within its jurisdiction.  TAP is a software program that...
  • Judicial Council Advisory Committees Trimmed

    September 27, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO—Justice Douglas P. Miller, chair of the Judicial Council’s Executive and Planning Committee, announced today that the Judicial Council has trimmed the size of its advisory committees by about 10 percent to reduce costs, and he expects more...
  • Celebration of African American Justices

    July 11, 2011
    San Francisco—Prominent jurists, invited guests, and members of the public gathered in the Great Hall of the Hiram Johnson State Building on Thursday, July 7, 2011, to unveil a resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of African-American appellate...