The budget cuts $200 million from the state court system, though $150 million could be restored if the federal government sends additional aid by the fall.
Starting Monday, March 2, North County residents will no longer be required to drive to downtown San Diego to file their probate matters.
The Judicial Council meets this Friday, May 21. The livestream will be posted at 9:30 a.m.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a state budget on Wednesday that will help restore court services slashed during the recession, fund courthouse projects, and improve access to justice for millions of Californians.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
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.
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.
Also hears from pandemic workgroup that remote technology is crucial to providing access to courts
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
While the model has helped equalize funding gaps across counties, chronic underfunding of the judicial branch has complicated its rollout.