From the Chief Justice

Jul 09, 2014

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye
Commission on Future of the Courts
The Chief Justice has announced the creation of the Commission on the Future of California’s Court System, stating, “The commission’s charge will be to take a fresh look at legal and structural challenges to long-term efficiency and stability for the judicial branch."

Judicial Branch Administration

Jun 25, 2014

Judicial Council Opens More Meetings to the Public

The Judicial Council's adoption of the "Open Meetings Rule," effective July 1, opens many meetings of its advisory bodies to the public. In support of that rule, information about upcoming public meetings will be posted on each advisory body’s web page. Public meeting notices will include instructions for dialing into conference line numbers and for submitting public comment. Visit the Meetings Calendar to view and sign up for updates when meetings are posted.

Funding California's Trial Courts

California courts have been cut by more than $1 billion in recent years. Despite this year's uptick in funding for the judicial branch, the 2014-2015 budget means there will be "more disappointment, service reductions, and delay for those who need our courts," according to Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (full statement). Learn more at InFocus: Judicial Branch Budget Crisis.

Court Locations

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Jul 22, 2014

Judicial Council Meets Jul 29

The policymaking body of the state judicial branch will meet on Tuesday, Jul 29, in San Francisco. The online agenda contains links to reports and additional material. The audiocast link will be posted the morning of the meeting.
Jul 07, 2014

Meetings Calendar

Use this interactive calendar to learn about meetings of the Judicial Council and Judicial Council Advisory Bodies. Subscribe to the calendar feed to learn about meetings as they are announced.
Jul 03, 2014

Administrative Director Transition

Judge Steven Jahr announces his plan to retire Sept 30; national search to be conducted for his replacement. The position is posted here.
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