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.
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.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
Videoconference technology helps deliver self-help services remotely and increases a court's outreach.
How are self-help centers being managed with shrinking resources? This newsroom feature takes a look at two very different centers sharing the same challenges.
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.
Self-represented litigants who seek help with appealing their case now have access to a new online resource center.
Multilingual videos on Section 8 Tenant Rights were recently added to the California Courts Online Self-Help Center in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Korean.
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.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye directs immediate council action on four recommendations from the Futures Commission.
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.