In a decision filed today, the California Supreme Court granted a motion filed by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California to admit Sergio C. Garcia, an undocumented immigrant, to the State Bar, granting Garcia a license to...
SAN FRANCISCO—At its public meeting on August 21-22, the Judicial Council approved a recommendation from its Technology Committee on a governance and strategic plan for court technology. The plan provides a structure and roadmap for technology...
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.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court of California announced today that it has amended the California Rules of Court to eliminate the practice of automatically “depublishing” published Court of Appeal decisions when the Supreme Court grants review. The new rules will become effective on July 1, 2016.
SAN FRANCISCO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, acting on behalf of the state Supreme Court, issued an order appointing Associate Justice Elwood Lui of the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division One, as a special master for In re Attorney Discipline System, S237081.
Highlights from the Supreme Court's 2015–2016 court year.
The full text of the order contains a preamble, the order, and reads: PREAMBLE The court has reviewed the request of the State Bar of California for a special regulatory assessment, filed September 30, 2016; the supplemental submission...
At its public meeting on January 19, Judicial Council members heard a report that the use of evidence-based practices in pretrial risk assessment can reduce misconduct and failure to appear rates for criminal defendants.
For veterans who've been charged with minor crimes, veteran courts offer restorative justice as opposed to incarceration.
The Supreme Court of California re-appointed San Mateo attorney James Fox, and appointed Hailyn Chen with Munger, Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles.
First held in Los Angeles in 2002, these events help court in several counties stay connected to their community.