Fellow California Supreme Court justices paid tribute to Justice Chin before his last oral argument, which was held by videoconference.
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.
The Judicial Council received a report on how the state’s trial courts used additional funding included in this fiscal year’s judicial branch budget to expand hours, reopen closed locations, and invest in new technology to increase access to justice for the public.
The Judicial Council on Friday awarded millions of dollars to fund pretrial projects in 16 trial courts throughout the state.
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.