Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye responded to a jury-service summons today and eventually was not selected. In the past, she has served on juries throughout her public service career in the judicial branch.
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.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye this week called for the creation of a Judicial Council Budget Committee to review recommendations on statewide budget changes, the use of statewide reserves, and proposals for grant funding for judicial branch ...
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.
See how new and renovated courthouses are making jury service a more comfortable experience.
Following the release of Governor Brown's May Revision, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye stated: "I’m pleased to see that the Governor’s budget is consistent with his original proposal in January—one that emphasizes the need for ongoing and new...
Courthouse projects in various stages—all require funding to continue. Others are indefinitely delayed.
Chief Justice releases statement on Governor's budget proposal.
Charts and summaries provide information on the governor's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-2018.
California courts are making jury service more convenient for jurors by working around their schedules when possible.
A recent study showed that test-jurors understood plain-language instructions better and reached a correct verdict significantly more often.
While the model has helped equalize funding gaps across counties, chronic underfunding of the judicial branch has complicated its rollout.