Court of Appeal in Fresno spearheads projects to modernize and expand access to justice for Californians appealing their cases.
Since the COVID-19 state of emergency issued in mid-March, courts around the state have been holding more court hearings remotely. Now courts are looking for ways to expand remote technology to support community engagement.
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.
Los Angeles County's online tool is just one of the programs in the state helping parties settle their cases without a trip to the courthouse.
Funding used for remote video, online services, and expanding self-help also helped limit the service impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on court users