The Supreme Court of California will begin live webcasting of its early-May three-day oral argument calendar session in San Francisco, beginning May 3. The decision to webcast the court's oral argument calendar sessions was announced by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye in her 2016 State of the Judiciary Address to a joint session of the California Legislature in March.
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 Fresno-based Fifth District Court of Appeal will begin webcasting on June 29, according to Administrative Presiding Justice Brad Hill.
The Court Facilities Advisory Committee today voted to recommend to the Judicial Council that all 23 current judicial branch projects continue based on the general criteria of working with available funding, not incurring additional costs, or wasting funds. Projects would be grouped into four broad categories that would determine how far an individual project can proceed until adequate funding is restored.
Courthouse projects in various stages—all require funding to continue. Others are indefinitely delayed.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye directs immediate council action on four recommendations from the Futures Commission.
Videoconference technology helps deliver self-help services remotely and increases a court's outreach.
Did you know that Spanish is the most requested language by limited-English-proficiency court users?
More than 150 judges, court managers and IT professionals came together in Sacramento last week to find new ways to harness technologies to offer better service and access to the public.
Multilingual videos on Section 8 Tenant Rights were recently added to the California Courts Online Self-Help Center in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Korean.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
The Judicial Council’s task force on language access will hold a public meeting on April 24 in Sacramento to listen to community members and report on efforts to increase language access to the courts for limited English proficient (LEP) court users.