On Jan. 1, hundreds of new laws go into effect, including many that will protect the public and improve access to justice for all Californians. Here are a few worth noting.
Hundreds of new laws went into effect Jan. 1, including many that will protect the public and improve access to justice for all Californians.
The Supreme Court of California on Monday named members to its Jury Selection Work Group to study changes or new measures to guard against impermissible discrimination in jury selection.
Delayed by COVID-19 for nearly three months in most parts of the state, jury trials are resuming in counties large and small.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a state budget on Wednesday that will help restore court services slashed during the recession, fund courthouse projects, and improve access to justice for millions of Californians.
On May 14-18, courts celebrated the single largest cohort of court users in the nation—citizens appearing for jury duty.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
A recent study showed that test-jurors understood plain-language instructions better and reached a correct verdict significantly more often.
California courts are making jury service more convenient for jurors by working around their schedules when possible.
How are self-help centers being managed with shrinking resources? This newsroom feature takes a look at two very different centers sharing the same challenges.
See how new and renovated courthouses are making jury service a more comfortable experience.
May 9-13 is Juror Appreciation Week, but courts are making the jury system better all year with check-in kiosks, text reminders, and web-based services.