Hundreds of new laws went into effect Jan. 1, including many that will protect the public and improve access to justice for all Californians.
“The Judicial Council of California and its chair, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, are committed to providing equal access and fairness in our justice system,” said Judge Marla O. Anderson.
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.
On May 14-18, courts celebrated the single largest cohort of court users in the nation—citizens appearing for jury duty.
California courts are making jury service more convenient for jurors by working around their schedules when possible.
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye today issued a statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget proposal for the judicial branch.
Delayed by COVID-19 for nearly three months in most parts of the state, jury trials are resuming in counties large and small.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a budget that includes $1.2 billion in new funding for the judicial branch, including restoring $200 million in previous cuts and making major investments in judicial branch programs improving access to justice.