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.
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.
See how new and renovated courthouses are making jury service a more comfortable experience.
California courts are making jury service more convenient for jurors by working around their schedules when possible.
While the model has helped equalize funding gaps across counties, chronic underfunding of the judicial branch has complicated its rollout.
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.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
On May 14-18, courts celebrated the single largest cohort of court users in the nation—citizens appearing for jury duty.
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.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed his first state budget on Thursday, which includes nearly $470 million in new judicial branch funding to continue the courts’ steady recovery after years of deep cuts.
Starting Monday, March 2, North County residents will no longer be required to drive to downtown San Diego to file their probate matters.
Delayed by COVID-19 for nearly three months in most parts of the state, jury trials are resuming in counties large and small.