Hundreds of new laws went into effect Jan. 1, including many that will protect the public and improve access to justice for all Californians.
The Judicial Council voted to end two temporary emergency rules governing evictions and judicial foreclosures, to stay in effect through midnight Sept. 1.
The Judicial Council voted to end the COVID-19 emergency bail schedule, as California begins a phased re-opening and courts restore services shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Judicial Council of California will not vote today on whether to end two emergency rules governing evictions and judicial foreclosures, after Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye announced she suspended the vote.
The measures aim to continue essential court services while guarding the health and safety of the public, court employees, attorneys, litigants, judicial officers, law enforcement, and staff and inmates in detention facilities.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye today delivered her annual State of the Judiciary address to the California Legislature.
The Judicial Council presented the 2019 Distinguished Service Awards on Nov 14 in San Francisco. The prestigious Aranda Access to Justice Award was also presented in partnership with the California Lawyers Association and the California Judges Association.
As the Chief Justice prepares to address the Legislature on the 2019 State of the Judiciary, a look back at some key judicial branch milestones.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on Tuesday announced a new work group to review progress on reforms to California’s system of pretrial detention and identify next steps to continue work on the issue.
Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup and retired Judge Richard Couzens honored for their work that led to a new law that replaces money bail with risk assessment.
A working group convened by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye has developed a proposed rule change that would require settlement agreements involving complaints against judicial officers be disclosed to the public.
Learn more about the Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup's recommendations, the California bail system and other reform efforts nationwide.