Four emergency measures will be rescinded effective April 30, governing extensions of time for preliminary hearings and civil trials, the use of technology, and fast-tracking local court rules.
Also approved revision to standard promoting an environment free of bias in court proceedings and declared November to be Court Adoption and Permanency Month
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.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to hold criminal trials has been extended a total of 90 days.
Read remarks from Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.
The measures aim to continue essential court services while guarding the health and safety of the public, court employees, attorneys, litigants, judicial officers, law enforcement, and staff and inmates in detention facilities.