Court of Appeal in Fresno spearheads projects to modernize and expand access to justice for Californians appealing their cases.
The budget cuts $200 million from the state court system, though $150 million could be restored if the federal government sends additional aid by the fall.
In 2016, the Judicial Council continued focusing on efforts to better stabilize branch funding, improve branch governance, and to address concerns about fairness raised by the public, our sister branches of government, and stakeholders throughout the state.
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.
Court interpreters from around the world convened at the Judicial Council June 5 for the start of a four-day conference on the challenges and solutions in legal interpreting in the U.S. and Europe.
Did you know that Spanish is the most requested language by limited-English-proficiency court users?
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.
At its March 15 business meeting, the Judicial Council approved recommendations for updating guidelines for video remote interpreting (VRI) and voted to have its staff coordinate a new VRI program for the judicial branch.
The Judicial Council at its January 14–15 business meeting heard from Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar on how California courts have increased access for court users with limited English skills.
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 formula forms the basis of the Judicial Needs Assessment, which estimates California needs an additional 173 judges.
A pilot program that funds free legal services for low-income Californians facing critical civil cases drastically increased the likelihood of settlement, improved the longevity of court orders, and reduced court costs, a new study shows.