Hundreds of new laws went into effect Jan. 1, including many that will protect the public and improve access to justice for all Californians.
May 9-13 is Juror Appreciation Week, but courts are making the jury system better all year with check-in kiosks, text reminders, and web-based services.
The Judicial Council has revised rules of court and forms to help implement a statute that expands the use of expedited jury trials in California, effective July 1.
California superior courts received more than 200,000 petitions for resentencing or applications for reclassification during the first 13 months after voters approved Proposition 47.
From erasing old marijuana convictions to helping courts weather natural disasters, track the new laws that will change California courts in 2019.
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.
On May 14-18, courts celebrated the single largest cohort of court users in the nation—citizens appearing for jury duty.
In 2018, a number of new laws were created in the hope of expanding the rights of Californians through the court system.
A recent study showed that test-jurors understood plain-language instructions better and reached a correct verdict significantly more often.
California courts are making jury service more convenient for jurors by working around their schedules when possible.
With California’s growing focus on criminal justice reform comes expanding use of reentry courts as an alternative to cycles of re-incarceration. Reentry courts, a type of collaborative justice court for individuals released from jail or prison, offer...
See how new and renovated courthouses are making jury service a more comfortable experience.