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  • 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...
  • 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,...