A convening of educators and jurists focused on lowering student suspension rates and chronic absenteeism in rural communities.
A record 92 public schools throughout California were recognized by the Civic Learning Awards. Now in it's seventh year, the awards recognize public schools for their civic education achievements.
Video Series: Council members explain what the Judicial Council does and why it exists.
The Judicial Council meets this Friday, May 21. The livestream will be posted at 9:30 a.m.
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.
In the wake of wildfires that devastated parts of California’s Wine Country last October, nearly 100 civil lawsuits were filed against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. alleging the utility had a role in sparking the blaze. The answer to this influx was civil case coordination.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
When Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye started her Civic Learning Initiative in 2013, she discovered that little time was devoted to teaching civics in California K-12 public schools, with no plans to bring it back.
The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions invites public comment on a draft opinion about a trial court judge’s duty to disclose campaign contributions and other types of campaign assistance.
The Judicial Council at its November 29–30 meeting approved changes to rules of court that govern appointed counsel in death penalty appeals and habeas corpus proceedings.
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions issued oral advice to a trial court judge invited to sit on assignment in an appellate matter.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on Thursday created a new working group to study and make recommendations for how the judicial branch can prevent and address harassment, discrimination, or inappropriate workplace conduct.