Feature - February 25, 2020
Starting Monday, March 2, North County residents will no longer be required to drive to downtown San Diego to file their probate matters.
Feature - June 28, 2019
Governor Gavin Newsom signed his first state budget on Thursday, which includes nearly $470 million in new judicial branch funding to continue the courts’ steady recovery after years of deep cuts.
Feature - April 15, 2019
Video Series: Council members explain what the Judicial Council does and why it exists.
Feature - March 18, 2019
As the Chief Justice prepares to address the Legislature on the 2019 State of the Judiciary, a look back at some key judicial branch milestones.
News Release - March 5, 2021
Will receive reports on addressing defendants with mental health issues, how state youth facility closures will affect local courts
Feature - December 31, 2020
Hundreds of new laws went into effect Jan. 1, including many that will protect the public and improve access to justice for all Californians.
News Release - January 8, 2021
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on Friday issued the following statement on the Governor’s budget proposal for the judicial branch:
News Release - January 22, 2021
Council also approves expansion of an online pilot program enabling low-income litigants to request reductions in traffic infraction fines and fees remotely
Feature - April 29, 2016
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye this week called for the creation of a Judicial Council Budget Committee to review recommendations on statewide budget changes, the use of statewide reserves, and proposals for grant funding for judicial branch ...
Feature - April 22, 2016
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.
Feature - March 23, 2016
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye responded to a jury-service summons today and eventually was not selected. In the past, she has served on juries throughout her public service career in the judicial branch.
News Release - August 13, 2020
The Judicial Council voted to end two temporary emergency rules governing evictions and judicial foreclosures, to stay in effect through midnight Sept. 1.