Since April, the state Supreme Court rolled a large screen television into its San Francisco courtroom to conduct oral arguments.
Court of Appeal in Fresno spearheads projects to modernize and expand access to justice for Californians appealing their cases.
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.
More than 150 judges, court managers and IT professionals came together in Sacramento last week to find new ways to harness technologies to offer better service and access to the public.
Videoconference technology helps deliver self-help services remotely and increases a court's outreach.
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.
California courts have resolved 132,879 delinquent infraction and misdemeanor accounts and sent 104,105 requests to the state Department of Motor Vehicles to lift holds on drivers licenses since the traffic amnesty program began in October 2015.
Self-represented litigants who seek help with appealing their case now have access to a new online resource center.
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.
Will receive reports on addressing defendants with mental health issues, how state youth facility closures will affect local courts
Court self-help centers aim to help Californians without legal representation navigate the court system.
The Judicial Council at its March 2 business meeting approved a framework to help courts and other judicial branch entities with disaster recovery planning efforts, which are critical in enabling the recovery of data and services in the event of a disaster.