Council also approves expansion of an online pilot program enabling low-income litigants to request reductions in traffic infraction fines and fees remotely
See how new and renovated courthouses are making jury service a more comfortable experience.
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 Judicial Council has revised rules of court and forms to help implement a statute that expands the use of expedited jury trials in California, effective July 1.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
The Judicial Council on Thursday voted to proclaim November “Court Adoption and Permanency Month," when many California courts will dedicate extra courtrooms and judges to settling large numbers of adoption cases.
Did you know that May is National Foster Care Month? Learn about how one court-driven program makes an impact on the lives of foster youth.
At its May 17 business meeting, the council will receive a report on how the state’s trial courts are using new branch funding provided in the 2018 state budget to increase access and improve court efficiency for the public.
At its March 15 business meeting, the Judicial Council approved recommendations for updating guidelines for video remote interpreting (VRI) and voted to have its staff coordinate a new VRI program for the judicial branch.
The Judicial Council at its January 14–15 business meeting heard from Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar on how California courts have increased access for court users with limited English skills.
For 19 years, the Judicial Council has recognized the ongoing efforts and achievements of juvenile courts and their justice partners to improve the outcomes for families and children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
Judges now have discretion to backdate modification requests for child, spousal, partner, or family support orders during the state of emergency.