The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions adopted a final opinion after considering public comments about whether judges may provide feedback on courtroom performance when requested by attorneys or their supervisors.
Final opinion follows public comment and provides guidance for judges when consulting with other judges
The Judicial Council at its November 29–30 meeting approved changes to rules of court that govern appointed counsel in death penalty appeals and habeas corpus proceedings.
At its meeting today, the council approved 11 temporary emergency rules, including setting bail statewide at $0 for misdemeanors and lower-level felonies and staying eviction and foreclosure proceedings.
Final opinion follows public comment and provides advice to judges on using court databases to research cases
California Supreme Court ethics committee issued a final opinion after considering public comments outlining how judges may assist family members in law-related matters.
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Judges now have discretion to backdate modification requests for child, spousal, partner, or family support orders during the state of emergency.
At its Sept. 20–21 business meeting, the Judicial Council heard a report on how the judicial branch will help implement Senate Bill 10, recently signed legislation that will eliminate money bail for criminal defendants.
The Judicial Council at its March 2 business meeting approved a framework to help courts and other judicial branch entities with disaster recovery planning efforts, which are critical in enabling the recovery of data and services in the event of a disaster.
At its Nov. 14 meeting, the council also adjusted the scoring process and criteria used to create the priority list.
The Judicial Council of California will not vote today on whether to end two emergency rules governing evictions and judicial foreclosures, after Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye announced she suspended the vote.