The Commission on the Future of California's Courts has sent an interim report to Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye proposing a method to reallocate vacant judgeships to courts with the greatest workload needs.
KRON4 journalist Pam Moore takes a look at the Chief Justice's tenure leading California's judicial branch.
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.
Today the California State Legislature sent an historic bill to the Governor that will fundamentally change California's pretrial release and detention system.
Since 2002, the judicial branch has overseen the addition of 29 new safe and accessible court facilities around the state, improving access to justice for millions of Californians.
In 2016, the Judicial Council continued focusing on efforts to better stabilize branch funding, improve branch governance, and to address concerns about fairness raised by the public, our sister branches of government, and stakeholders throughout the state.
Video with captions: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye announces charge and members of the Pretrial Work Group.
Courthouse projects in various stages—all require funding to continue. Others are indefinitely delayed.
See how new and renovated courthouses are making jury service a more comfortable experience.
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.
At its Jan. 17 meeting, the Judicial Council will receive a final report on a three-year grant for 39 collaborative courts and pretrial programs that tracked retention, recidivism, and failure to appear rates for participating defendants.
At its Nov. 14 meeting, the council also adjusted the scoring process and criteria used to create the priority list.