California Supreme Court ethics committee issues expedited guidance for judges serving on the California Access to Justice Commission or Child Welfare Council
Juror Appreciation Week is one way the courts thank citizens for helping make the justice system work. See ways California courts aim to make the civic right and obligation of jury service more convenient.
The Constitutional promise of being tried by a “jury of your peers” is taken to the extreme in peer courts, an alternative approach to the traditional juvenile justice system where teens judge other teens.
In the wake of wildfires that devastated parts of California’s Wine Country last October, nearly 100 civil lawsuits were filed against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. alleging the utility had a role in sparking the blaze. The answer to this influx was civil case coordination.
The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions invites public comment on a draft opinion about a trial court judge’s duty to disclose campaign contributions and other types of campaign assistance.
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions issued oral advice to a trial court judge invited to sit on assignment in an appellate matter.
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.
Justice Jim Humes has been named Administrative Presiding Justice of the First Appellate District in San Francisco.
Updated advice to judges on using court databases follows previous public comment period
California courts are making jury service more convenient for jurors by working around their schedules when possible.
A California Supreme Court ethics committee invites public comment on a draft opinion which advises that a judge generally cannot use the court’s case management system to search for information on a party, attorney, or facts relevant to the case before the judge.
A state Supreme Court committee today posted a summary of oral advice given to an appellate justice about disqualification for prior assignment as a coordination judge in a matter now on appeal before the justice.