While the model has helped equalize funding gaps across counties, chronic underfunding of the judicial branch has complicated its rollout.
SAN FRANCISCO—At its public meeting on July 29, the Judicial Council approved funding allocations for general court operations and specific costs of the trial courts for fiscal year 2016-17.
Video of Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye introducing the work of the Trial Court Funding Workgroup (2:34min) - See more at: http://www.courts.ca.gov/19538.htm#sthash.IJd5b24G.dpuf SACRAMENTO— A working group established by the Chief Justice and the...
SAN FRANCISCO—The Judicial Council’s Court Facilities Advisory Committee held a public meeting today to review the dire state of California’s court construction funding.
Also hears from pandemic workgroup that remote technology is crucial to providing access to courts
At its July 27-28 business meeting, the Judicial Council approved changes to the way it determines how the state’s 58 trial courts are funded.
The Judicial Council at its January 12 business meeting will consider recommendations on how it divides annual state funding for the judicial branch among each of the state’s 58 trial courts.
The proposal provides $4.2 billion for the judicial branch, which includes $150 million in new funding for local trial court operations and a commitment to fund construction for ten new courthouse projects.
July 24 business meeting will determine how the council incorporates an ongoing budget reduction of $167.8 million, as well as $50 million in one-time funding included in the budget to help courts deal with backlogs caused by COVID-19-related service reductions.
At its Sept. 25 meeting, the council will consider funding for technology initiatives, a report on remote appearances, a new requirement for anti-bias training, and more.
The Judicial Council on Friday awarded millions of dollars to fund pretrial projects in 16 trial courts throughout the state.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, acting on behalf of the state Supreme Court, today directed State Bar President David J. Pasternak and Executive Director Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker to submit a funding request to the Supreme Court.