Delayed by COVID-19 for nearly three months in most parts of the state, jury trials are resuming in counties large and small.
Since 2002, the judicial branch has overseen the addition of 29 new safe and accessible court facilities around the state, improving access to justice for millions of Californians.
Find out who replaces outdated court facilities in California, what new courthouses are on the way, and how future projects are being prioritized.
In 2016, the Judicial Council continued focusing on efforts to better stabilize branch funding, improve branch governance, and to address concerns about fairness raised by the public, our sister branches of government, and stakeholders throughout the state.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a state budget on Wednesday that will help restore court services slashed during the recession, fund courthouse projects, and improve access to justice for millions of Californians.