Hello. Yesterday I had the great pleasure of talking with new judges who are attending the Witkin Judicial College.
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.
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.
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.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye presented her annual State of the Judiciary Address to the Legislature on March 19, 2018.
Excerpted from the State of the Judiciary Address, presented to the Legislature on March 19, 2018.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO–The Supreme Court of California today filed an order approving the first comprehensive amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of California in twenty-nine years. The court approved forty-two rules as modified by the court, twenty-seven rules as submitted by the State Bar, and denied approval of one rule.
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.
In 2018, the state judicial branch was instrumental in ushering in major changes to the court system and ensuring equal access to justice for all Californians.
Find out who replaces outdated court facilities in California, what new courthouses are on the way, and how future projects are being prioritized.
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on Monday issued guidance to California trial courts seeking emergency orders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.