Hundreds of new laws went into effect Jan. 1, including many that will protect the public and improve access to justice for all Californians.
Jurist known for her intelligence, skill, and tireless commitment to expanding access to justice
A convening of educators and jurists focused on lowering student suspension rates and chronic absenteeism in rural communities.
Chief is recognized for her leadership on advancing civics education for all California students.
In a commentary, Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar reflects on growing up in the Imperial Valley and progress achieved through the Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court Initiative.
Video Series: Council members explain what the Judicial Council does and why it exists.
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.
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye participated in a panel discussion called, "Undermining the Courts and Media: The Consequences of American Democracy" at the National Judicial College Judges and Journalists Symposium.
A Q&A with Judge Donna Groman, a 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient, who overcame a tough childhood to become an advocate for California's at-risk youth.
In 2016, the Judicial Council continued focusing on efforts to better stabilize branch funding, improve branch governance, and to address concerns about fairness raised by the public, our sister branches of government, and stakeholders throughout the state.
Photo gallery: Chief Justice on Envisioning California Conference panel
After more than a dozen years of striving for a more robust civics curriculum in California’s public schools, advocates for civic learning are about to get their wish.