The budget cuts $200 million from the state court system, though $150 million could be restored if the federal government sends additional aid by the fall.
Starting Monday, March 2, North County residents will no longer be required to drive to downtown San Diego to file their probate matters.
Veterans surrender to a personal mission thanks to a growing number of Veterans Courts.
Hundreds of children awaiting adoption got their day in court and their forever families during the month of November.
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.
As Californians do more business on mobile devices, the state’s courts are joining in on the trend, from texting court payments to receiving jury service updates.
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.
While the model has helped equalize funding gaps across counties, chronic underfunding of the judicial branch has complicated its rollout.
For veterans who've been charged with minor crimes, veteran courts offer restorative justice as opposed to incarceration.
Charts and summaries provide information on the governor's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-2018.
Courthouse projects in various stages—all require funding to continue. Others are indefinitely delayed.