California Supreme Court ethics committee issues expedited guidance for judges serving on the California Access to Justice Commission or Child Welfare Council
The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions invites public comment on a draft opinion about a trial court judge’s duty to disclose campaign contributions and other types of campaign assistance.
The Judicial Council at its November 29–30 meeting approved changes to rules of court that govern appointed counsel in death penalty appeals and habeas corpus proceedings.
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions issued oral advice to a trial court judge invited to sit on assignment in an appellate matter.
Demolition work to prepare the site for a new Santa Barbara Criminal Courthouse is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks. Perimeter fencing and other preparations for demolition are set to begin Sept. 24.
Updated advice to judges on using court databases follows previous public comment period
A pilot program that funds free legal services for low-income Californians facing critical civil cases drastically increased the likelihood of settlement, improved the longevity of court orders, and reduced court costs, a new study shows.
The Judicial Council on Friday awarded millions of dollars to fund pretrial projects in 16 trial courts throughout the state.
Self-represented litigants who seek help with appealing their case now have access to a new online resource center.
A California Supreme Court ethics committee invites public comment on a draft opinion which advises that a judge generally cannot use the court’s case management system to search for information on a party, attorney, or facts relevant to the case before the judge.
A state Supreme Court committee today posted a summary of oral advice given to an appellate justice about disqualification for prior assignment as a coordination judge in a matter now on appeal before the justice.
A state Supreme Court committee today issued a formal opinion that guides trial court judges on campaign contributions and other campaign assistance they should disclose.