Data informs decisions on judge coverage, jury duty, and self-help services
Revised budget proposal includes funding for a Judicial Council unit to provide training, technical assistance, and legal support to California’s trial courts on environmental and climate change issues.
The proposal from the council’s Technology Committee included 13 major areas of investment to receive budget funds allocated to modernize court operations.
Guide addresses more than 200 questions and topics related to facilities, personnel, jury management, case management and processing, and communications.
The formula forms the basis of the Judicial Needs Assessment, which estimates California needs an additional 173 judges.
The Judicial Council received a report on how the state’s trial courts used additional funding included in this fiscal year’s judicial branch budget to expand hours, reopen closed locations, and invest in new technology to increase access to justice for the public.
At its March 15 business meeting, the Judicial Council approved recommendations for updating guidelines for video remote interpreting (VRI) and voted to have its staff coordinate a new VRI program for the judicial branch.
Facing growing numbers of civil and family law litigants representing themselves, courts are expanding services offered through “self-help” centers.
In 2018, a number of new laws were created in the hope of expanding the rights of Californians through the court system.
For more than two decades, the Judicial Council has offered a unique opportunity to students with a keen interest in law, policy, and the administration of justice through the Judicial Fellowship Program.
A pilot program that funds free legal services for low-income Californians facing critical civil cases drastically increased the likelihood of settlement, improved the longevity of court orders, and reduced court costs, a new study shows.
See how new and renovated courthouses are making jury service a more comfortable experience.