California Supreme Court ethics committee issues expedited guidance for judges serving on the California Access to Justice Commission or Child Welfare Council
The Judicial Council meets this Friday, May 21. The livestream will be posted at 9:30 a.m.
The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions invites public comment on a draft opinion about a trial court judge’s duty to disclose campaign contributions and other types of campaign assistance.
The Judicial Council at its November 29–30 meeting approved changes to rules of court that govern appointed counsel in death penalty appeals and habeas corpus proceedings.
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions issued oral advice to a trial court judge invited to sit on assignment in an appellate matter.
At its Sept. 20–21 business meeting, the Judicial Council heard a report on how the judicial branch will help implement Senate Bill 10, recently signed legislation that will eliminate money bail for criminal defendants.
At its July 20 business meeting, the Judicial Council approved funding for the state’s 58 trial courts, including $47.8 million in new funding to boost the budgets of the neediest courts.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye has appointed three new voting members and four new advisory (nonvoting) members to the Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the California courts.
Settlement agreements involving judicial officers, including those involving sexual harassment or discrimination, must be disclosed if public funds were spent in payment of the settlement.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye appointed Commissioner Rebecca Wightman as a new advisory (non-voting) member to the Judicial Council.
The Judicial Council at its March 2 business meeting approved a framework to help courts and other judicial branch entities with disaster recovery planning efforts, which are critical in enabling the recovery of data and services in the event of a disaster.
The proposal provides $4.2 billion for the judicial branch, which includes $150 million in new funding for local trial court operations and a commitment to fund construction for ten new courthouse projects.