The Judicial Council of California will consider ending three temporary emergency rules governing evictions, judicial foreclosures and an emergency bail schedule, as California begins a phased re-opening and courts restore services shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a state budget on Wednesday that will help restore court services slashed during the recession, fund courthouse projects, and improve access to justice for millions of Californians.
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.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye made new appointments to the Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the California courts.
Santa Clara County Judge Katherine Lucero will head a new Office of Community and Youth Restoration, part of California's overhaul of its juvenile justice system.
Goal is to expand vital public services with better-informed decision-making
Recent high school graduate and member of the Chief Justice's Power of Democracy committee shares her experience as a student engaged in advanced civic learning.
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.
Diversity on the California bench has slowly but steadily increased, according to a legislatively mandated annual report released today by the Judicial Council.
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”.
A paralegal in Los Angeles County Superior Court's self-help center receives recognition for her commitment to service.