Court of Appeal in Fresno spearheads projects to modernize and expand access to justice for Californians appealing their cases.
Veterans surrender to a personal mission thanks to a growing number of Veterans Courts.
Seeded with more than $500,000 in grant money from the Judicial Council, the Fresno court is one of 50 programs funded through the Court Innovations Grant Program.
Video Series: Council members explain what the Judicial Council does and why it exists.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a state budget on Wednesday that will help restore court services slashed during the recession, fund courthouse projects, and improve access to justice for millions of Californians.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
In 2018, a number of new laws were created in the hope of expanding the rights of Californians through the court system.
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.
At its Sept. 20–21 business meeting, the Judicial Council heard a report on how the judicial branch will help implement Senate Bill 10, recently signed legislation that will eliminate money bail for criminal defendants.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments, announced that the commission today confirmed six appointments by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to the Courts of Appeal.
At its July 20 business meeting, the Judicial Council approved funding for the state’s 58 trial courts, including $47.8 million in new funding to boost the budgets of the neediest courts.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye has appointed three new voting members and four new advisory (nonvoting) members to the Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the California courts.