The Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye's Civic Learning Initiative took center stage at the Annual California Lawyers Association in Monterey.
A look back at highlights of the court's 2018-2019 year.
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye participated in a panel discussion called, "Undermining the Courts and Media: The Consequences of American Democracy" at the National Judicial College Judges and Journalists Symposium.
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.
In a recent policy paper the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) recommend policies and practices that courts can adopt to reduce the negative impact that fines and fees have on those unable to pay.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye has selected Administrative Presiding Justice Judith D. McConnell for the Chief Justice's Award for Exemplary Service and Leadership for her outstanding work in civics.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye recently visited three schools earning a Civic Learning Award of Excellence—the highest honor —this year: Kumeyaay Elementary in San Diego County, Bellflower High School in Los Angeles County, and Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Charter in Sacramento County.
Juvenile courts in California are uniquely responsible for the treatment and rehabilitation of young offenders. But increasingly, courts and schools are recognizing the value of keeping students in classrooms and out of the court system altogether.
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.
First held in Los Angeles in 2002, these events help court in several counties stay connected to their community.
With an assist from the Chief Justice's initiative on civic learning, the California Department of Education has started rolling out a new history-social science framework that emphasizes civic education.
LOS ANGELES —The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Seven, will host its educational outreach program, “Appellate Court Experience” (ACE), for students from Santa Ana High School and Woodrow Wilson High School on Monday, May 7, 2018.