Feature - July 10, 2020
At least 31 California counties home to 80 percent of the state's residents have kept COVID-19 emergency bail schedules to help curb the spread of the virus in jails and surrounding communities during the pandemic, according to data from superior courts.
Feature - May 19, 2020
Since April, the state Supreme Court rolled a large screen television into its San Francisco courtroom to conduct oral arguments.
News Release - May 18, 2021
California Supreme Court ethics committee issues expedited guidance for judges serving on the California Access to Justice Commission or Child Welfare Council
News Release - April 28, 2021
A state Supreme Court committee issued advice for judges using social media to make statements about the law, the legal system, or the administration of justice.
News Release - May 6, 2021
California Supreme Court ethics committee issued a final opinion after considering public comments outlining how judges may assist family members in law-related matters.
News Release - February 3, 2021
Draft opinion provides guidance to judges on advising family members on matters that implicate legal issues. Deadline to comment is March 22.
News Release - February 9, 2021
A state Supreme Court committee issued expedited advice regarding whether an appellate court justice may accept the services of an attorney, who is an employee and incoming associate of a law firm, to temporarily work in the justice’s chambers.
News Release - February 17, 2021
A state Supreme Court committee issued an expedited opinion providing guidance for judges who wish to exchange gifts with staff to celebrate holidays, birthdays, or other occasions.
News Release - February 23, 2021
A state Supreme Court committee issued an advisory opinion explaining when a judge may accept campaign contributions from a political action committee when the contribution includes funds from another political action committee organized and funded by court employees.
News Release - March 3, 2021
Supreme Court committee issues expedited guidance about a judge serving as a member of a governmental task force with a broad agenda.
News Release - November 12, 2020
The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions issued a formal ethics opinion about the duties of a presiding judge or other judge with supervisory duties when investigating a complaint filed against a trial judge.
Feature - March 30, 2016
Can a presiding judge disqualify an entire bench? The answer is a decisive “no”, according to the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions, the ethical rule is that no judge may decide if another judge is disqualified. But they also gave...