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California Supreme Court ethics committee issues expedited guidance for judges engaged in civics education activities about disqualifying from cases about school district mask and vaccine mandates.
In the wake of wildfires that devastated parts of California’s Wine Country last October, nearly 100 civil lawsuits were filed against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. alleging the utility had a role in sparking the blaze. The answer to this influx was civil case coordination.
A pilot program that funds free legal services for low-income Californians facing critical civil cases drastically increased the likelihood of settlement, improved the longevity of court orders, and reduced court costs, a new study shows.
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.
SACRAMENTO—At its public meeting on January 23 in Sacramento, the Judicial Council approved recommendations that make it explicit that allowable expenses for court interpreter funds from the Trial Court Trust Fund include costs for: all appearances in...
FRESNO—Thanks to a grant award from the State Justice Institute (SJI), the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District (5DCA) set up the Transcript Assembly Program (TAP) to all trial courts within its jurisdiction. TAP is a software program that...
For the 20th consecutive year, events throughout the state will put an emphasis on finalizing forever homes.
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”.
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.
At its public meeting on December 16 in Sacramento, the Judicial Council approved changes to the California Rules of Court to standardize and improve court procedures―and notice of those procedures―to defendants in infraction cases.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye directs immediate council action on four recommendations from the Futures Commission.