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.
A Q&A with Judge Donna Groman, a 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient, who overcame a tough childhood to become an advocate for California's at-risk youth.
On May 14-18, courts celebrated the single largest cohort of court users in the nation—citizens appearing for jury duty.
A recent study showed that test-jurors understood plain-language instructions better and reached a correct verdict significantly more often.
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.