To prepare for potential emergencies, the Orange County court collaborated with Cal State Fullerton to practice using the campus’s emergency operations center as a makeshift courtroom.
Courthouse projects in various stages—all require funding to continue. Others are indefinitely delayed.
See how new and renovated courthouses are making jury service a more comfortable experience.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
Since 2002, the judicial branch has overseen the addition of 29 new safe and accessible court facilities around the state, improving access to justice for millions of Californians.
First held in Los Angeles in 2002, these events help court in several counties stay connected to their community.
Hundreds of Fresno high school students will attend an outreach event held by the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District, who will hear oral argument in two cases.
The Court Facilities Advisory Committee today voted to recommend to the Judicial Council that all 23 current judicial branch projects continue based on the general criteria of working with available funding, not incurring additional costs, or wasting funds. Projects would be grouped into four broad categories that would determine how far an individual project can proceed until adequate funding is restored.
As the Chief Justice prepares to address the Legislature on the 2019 State of the Judiciary, a look back at some key judicial branch milestones.