Languages and dialects spoken in California—more than 200 Percentage of Californians that speak a non-English language at home: 44% Percentage of Californians with English-language limitations: approximately 19% (more than 7 million) Languages certified for court interpreters: American Sign Language and 15 spoken languages—Arabic, Eastern Armenian, Western Armenian, Cantonese, Farsi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese Spanish remains the most interpreted language in courtro
SAN FRANCISCO—Diversity on the California bench is increasing, according to a legislatively mandated annual report released today by the California Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). The report contains demographic data on the ethnicity, race,...
The table below shows emergency orders that have been signed by the Chief Justice. Additional emergency orders will be added once they become available.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye today delivered her annual State of the Judiciary address to the California Legislature.
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on Tuesday announced she will launch a program to fast track the resolution of criminal cases and make retired judges available through the Temporary Assigned Judges Program to reinforce those efforts.
Juror Appreciation Week is one way the courts thank citizens for helping make the justice system work. See ways California courts aim to make the civic right and obligation of jury service more convenient.
A Q&A with Steve Binder, a 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient from San Diego whose innovative court model started a nationwide movement.
A new proposal by the Commission on the Future of California’s Court System seeks to do away with the oversized consequences of traffic tickets by making minor offenses civil violations.
The Judicial Council at its January 12 business meeting will consider recommendations on how it divides annual state funding for the judicial branch among each of the state’s 58 trial courts.
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye says threat of mass arrests "could have a profound effect on access to justice in our state."
Additions include prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression, guidance on the use of social media, and allowing judges to accept nominal gifts.
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.