SAN FRANCISCO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye today announced that she is asking the Judicial Council to take emergency action to adopt a rule of court to facilitate access to justice for court users challenging traffic fines. “Many of the...
SAN FRANCISCO—At an urgent open meeting via teleconference, the Judicial Council unanimously adopted a new rule today that directs courts to allow people who have traffic tickets to appear for arraignment and trial without deposit of bail, unless...
SAN FRANCISCO— Calling the Judicial Council’s year-old open-meeting rule a success, Court of Appeal Justice Douglas P. Miller reported that all the council’s advisory meetings related to court funding and facilities during the first year were open to...
California courts have resolved 132,879 delinquent infraction and misdemeanor accounts and sent 104,105 requests to the state Department of Motor Vehicles to lift holds on drivers licenses since the traffic amnesty program began in October 2015.
In 2016, the Judicial Council continued focusing on efforts to better stabilize branch funding, improve branch governance, and to address concerns about fairness raised by the public, our sister branches of government, and stakeholders throughout the state.
The amnesty program reduces unpaid fines and assessments on qualifying traffic tickets and non-traffic infractions.
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.
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Two justices of the California Supreme Court addressed hundreds of California's newest law school graduates this commencement season. Here's some of the advice they shared.
A state Supreme Court committee today posted a summary of oral advice given to a judge who is retiring from decades of service on an Inn of Court executive committee.
A state Supreme Court committee today posted a summary of oral advice given to a retired judge asked to serve as a youth protection officer for the Rotary Club.
The Supreme Court of California on Wednesday announced it has hired retired Presiding Justice Arthur G. Scotland to spearhead an independent investigation into the partial disclosure related to the July Bar exam.