California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye today issued a statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget proposal for the judicial branch.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to hold criminal trials has been extended a total of 90 days.
“The Judicial Council of California and its chair, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, are committed to providing equal access and fairness in our justice system,” said Judge Marla O. Anderson.
Chief Justice’s Workgroup on Post-Pandemic Initiatives also finds remote hearings spurred case resolutions in juvenile cases, child support hearings.
Remote proceedings have improved case clearance rates and cleared previous case backlogs in some areas