California Supreme Court ethics committee issues expedited guidance for judges serving on the California Access to Justice Commission or Child Welfare Council
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.
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.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
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 Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions issued oral advice to a trial court judge invited to sit on assignment in an appellate matter.
Updated advice to judges on using court databases follows previous public comment period
How are self-help centers being managed with shrinking resources? This newsroom feature takes a look at two very different centers sharing the same challenges.
A California Supreme Court ethics committee invites public comment on a draft opinion which advises that a judge generally cannot use the court’s case management system to search for information on a party, attorney, or facts relevant to the case before the judge.
A state Supreme Court committee today posted a summary of oral advice given to an appellate justice about disqualification for prior assignment as a coordination judge in a matter now on appeal before the justice.
A state Supreme Court committee today issued a formal opinion that guides trial court judges on campaign contributions and other campaign assistance they should disclose.
The committee concluded a judicial officer may serve on the advisory board of a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving criminal justice.