Will also review toolkit of best practices on complying with the Indian Child Welfare Act
Judges now have discretion to backdate modification requests for child, spousal, partner, or family support orders during the state of emergency.
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.
Inspired by the Chief Justice, 13 California counties launch efforts to boost civic education.
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”.
The Judicial Council meets this Friday, May 21. The livestream will be posted at 9:30 a.m.
Also reviewed best practices for courts to comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act and proclaimed November as Court Adoption and Permanency Month
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.
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on Monday issued a statewide order suspending all jury trials in California's superior courts for 60 days and allowing courts to immediately adopt new rules to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funding used for remote video, online services, and expanding self-help also helped limit the service impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on court users