Highlights and key statistics from the 2022–2023 court year.
The California Supreme Court directed the State Bar Court of California to abolish its informal practice of not requiring attorneys who have been ordered suspended for 90 days or less to inform their clients, the courts, and adverse parties of the suspension.
The California Supreme Court on June 2 honored the life of Justice Cruz Reynoso, the first Latino state Supreme Court justice in California history.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis that threatens the lives, health and safety of all Californians.
The table below shows emergency orders that have been signed by the Chief Justice. Additional emergency orders will be added once they become available.
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”.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to hold criminal trials has been extended a total of 90 days.
The council's latest temporary emergency rule requires attorneys to electronically serve and receive notices and documents in all general civil actions and family and probate proceedings when requested to do so.
The measures aim to continue essential court services while guarding the health and safety of the public, court employees, attorneys, litigants, judicial officers, law enforcement, and staff and inmates in detention facilities.
In a commentary, Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar reflects on growing up in the Imperial Valley and progress achieved through the Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court Initiative.
Find out how the judicial branch is recruiting bilingual professionals at schools, cultural festivals, and interpreting events in other industries.
Every year, nearly 1.2 million people come to self-help centers in California courthouses seeking guidance with civil cases such as divorces, evictions, and restraining orders. While every county court has its own self-help center, nearly a dozen also use JusticeCorps students to help serve users.