The Judicial Council has revised rules of court and forms to help implement a statute that expands the use of expedited jury trials in California, effective July 1.
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.
A recent study showed that test-jurors understood plain-language instructions better and reached a correct verdict significantly more often.
On May 14-18, courts celebrated the single largest cohort of court users in the nation—citizens appearing for jury duty.
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.