How the judicial branch kept courthouses open during a year of unprecedented challenges.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye made new appointments to the Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the California courts.
The Judicial Council voted to end the COVID-19 emergency bail schedule, as California begins a phased re-opening and courts restore services shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also reviewed best practices for courts to comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act and proclaimed November as Court Adoption and Permanency Month
Diversity on the California bench has slowly but steadily increased, according to a legislatively mandated annual report released today by the Judicial Council.
The Judicial Council meets this Friday, May 21. The livestream will be posted at 9:30 a.m.
California superior courts received more than 200,000 petitions for resentencing or applications for reclassification during the first 13 months after voters approved Proposition 47.
The Judicial Council approved a revision to emergency rule 9 regarding the statutes of limitations for filing civil cases during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to clarify that the emergency rule also applies to “statutes of repose”.
Inspired by the Chief Justice, 13 California counties launch efforts to boost civic education.
The proposal from the council’s Technology Committee included 13 major areas of investment to receive budget funds allocated to modernize court operations.
At its Sept. 25 meeting, the council will consider funding for technology initiatives, a report on remote appearances, a new requirement for anti-bias training, and more.
Judges now have discretion to backdate modification requests for child, spousal, partner, or family support orders during the state of emergency.