Hundreds of new laws went into effect Jan. 1, including many that will protect the public and improve access to justice for all Californians.
See how new and renovated courthouses are making jury service a more comfortable experience.
May 9-13 is Juror Appreciation Week, but courts are making the jury system better all year with check-in kiosks, text reminders, and web-based services.
The Judicial Council has revised rules of court and forms to help implement a statute that expands the use of expedited jury trials in California, effective July 1.
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.
On May 14-18, courts celebrated the single largest cohort of court users in the nation—citizens appearing for jury duty.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
California courts are making jury service more convenient for jurors by working around their schedules when possible.
Delayed by COVID-19 for nearly three months in most parts of the state, jury trials are resuming in counties large and small.
Information on courts statewide reporting full and partial closures due to wildfires and power outages.
On Jan. 1, hundreds of new laws go into effect, including many that will protect the public and improve access to justice for all Californians. Here are a few worth noting.