SAN FRANCISCO—Martin Hoshino, Administrative Director of the Judicial Council of California, was named to a newly created, national task force charged with addressing the ongoing impact that court fines, fees, and bail practices have on communities—especially the economically disadvantaged—across the United States.
Distinguished Judicial Service Award Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye is receiving the 2016 Brody Distinguished Judicial Service award at Maine's Colby College today. The award honors the work of a former Maine U.S. District Court judge...
Applications are now available online for the 2016-17 Civic Learning Awards.
At its public meeting on January 19, Judicial Council members heard a report that the use of evidence-based practices in pretrial risk assessment can reduce misconduct and failure to appear rates for criminal defendants.
More than 50 California public elementary, middle, and high schools are being recognized with this year’s Civic Learning Awards.
SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court of California’s International Commercial Arbitration Working Group has submitted its final report to the court outlining regulatory proposals that would permit foreign and out-of-state attorneys to represent businesses in contractually agreed upon arbitrations of their transnational commercial disputes in California.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye directs immediate council action on four recommendations from the Futures Commission.
Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye joins Governor Brown, Senator Hertzberg and Assemblymember Bonta in a commitment to cooperate on reforms.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye was the keynote speaker at a Constitution Day event held at the U.S. District Court in Sacramento.
A workgroup established by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to study California’s bail system issued a slate of recommendations Tuesday, saying money bail should be replaced by a risk-based assessment and supervision program that determines whether to jail defendants before trial based on their threat to public safety and their likelihood of making a court appearance.
Learn more about the Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup's recommendations, the California bail system and other reform efforts nationwide.
At its meeting this week, the Judicial Council heard from the Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup, approved legislative priorities, received an update on court innovation grants, and more.