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.
Did you know that Spanish is the most requested language by limited-English-proficiency court users?
With dozens of Santa Barbara court employees cut off by mudslides, an unusual partnership with a neighboring county helps keep the court running.
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 on Friday awarded millions of dollars to fund pretrial projects in 16 trial courts throughout the state.
The formula forms the basis of the Judicial Needs Assessment, which estimates California needs an additional 173 judges.
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.