SAN FRANCISCO—At an urgent open meeting via teleconference, the Judicial Council unanimously adopted a new rule today that directs courts to allow people who have traffic tickets to appear for arraignment and trial without deposit of bail, unless...
Distinguished Judicial Service Award Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye is receiving the 2016 Brody Distinguished Judicial Service award at Maine's Colby College today. The award honors the work of a former Maine U.S. District Court judge...
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.
California courts have resolved 132,879 delinquent infraction and misdemeanor accounts and sent 104,105 requests to the state Department of Motor Vehicles to lift holds on drivers licenses since the traffic amnesty program began in October 2015.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye was the keynote speaker at this year's American Bar Association Annual Meeting on Saturday, Aug. 6.
In 2016, the Judicial Council continued focusing on efforts to better stabilize branch funding, improve branch governance, and to address concerns about fairness raised by the public, our sister branches of government, and stakeholders throughout the state.
At a summit convened by California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, justices, judges, educators, and students from around the state gathered to talk about the progress the branch has made engaging youth in civic learning.
Sacramento—Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, will hear oral argument at Nevada Union High School in the Nevada Joint Union School District.
Video with transcript of the Chief Justice's 2017 State of the Judiciary presented on Mar 27, 2017.
A recent study showed that test-jurors understood plain-language instructions better and reached a correct verdict significantly more often.
For veterans who've been charged with minor crimes, veteran courts offer restorative justice as opposed to incarceration.
SAN FRANCISCO—Jorge Navarrete, Court Administrator and Clerk of the Supreme Court of California today announced that the Supreme Court will launch voluntary eFiling under California Rule of Court 8.70 beginning July 10, 2017, and the program will become mandatory effective September 1, 2017.