The Judicial Council meets this Friday, May 21. The livestream will be posted at 9:30 a.m.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
The Chief Justice on Wednesday released a statement on the Governor's budget proposal for the judicial branch.
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on Wednesday named nine members to the Judicial Council’s Advisory Committee on Audits and Financial Accountability for the Judicial Branch.
At its July 27-28 business meeting, the Judicial Council approved changes to the way it determines how the state’s 58 trial courts are funded.
Goal is to expand vital public services with better-informed decision-making
At its May 15 teleconference meeting, the council received reports on potential reductions to judicial branch funding, as well as planning efforts to restore court access and services restricted due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Will receive reports on addressing defendants with mental health issues, how state youth facility closures will affect local courts
Reviews how courts managed to stay open safely during the pandemic, leveraged technology, and commits to consider lessons learned to enhance access and equity
Will also review toolkit of best practices on complying with the Indian Child Welfare Act
Also reviewed best practices for courts to comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act and proclaimed November as Court Adoption and Permanency Month
Update: Meeting Videocast