Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye responded to a jury-service summons today and eventually was not selected. In the past, she has served on juries throughout her public service career in the judicial branch.
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.
A recent study showed that test-jurors understood plain-language instructions better and reached a correct verdict significantly more often.
California’s 75 teen courts let youth face a jury of their peers—and steer cases away from the juvenile justice system.
Inspired by the Chief Justice, 13 California counties launch efforts to boost civic education.
First held in Los Angeles in 2002, these events help court in several counties stay connected to their community.
The Constitutional promise of being tried by a “jury of your peers” is taken to the extreme in peer courts, an alternative approach to the traditional juvenile justice system where teens judge other teens.
On May 14-18, courts celebrated the single largest cohort of court users in the nation—citizens appearing for jury duty.
As Californians do more business on mobile devices, the state’s courts are joining in on the trend, from texting court payments to receiving jury service updates.