From the Chief Justice

Jan 20, 2015

Chief Justice on Leadership

"My guiding principle everyday on every issue, at least on the administrative side, is is this good for the people in the long run," said the Chief Justice in her interview on NBC4 Los Angeles. MORE

Judicial Branch Administration

Jan 08, 2015

Group Formed to Review Audit on Judicial Branch Spending

A Judicial Council working group has been named by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to review the California State Auditor's recommendations on judicial branch spending. Since her appointment in 2011, the Chief Justice has convened bench leaders and court administrators to bring greater transparency, access, and efficiency to the branch. The group will present at the council's Feb 19 meeting.

Efficient and Effective Trial Court Programs

dashboard of application symbolsA new online Knowledge Center helps courts exchange ideas, technology solutions, and other innovations to improve efficiency and service during a time when the California judicial branch budget has been cut by more than $1 billion. Learn more about funding cuts at InFocus: Judicial Branch Budget Crisis.

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Jan 22, 2015

New Language Access Plan for Courts

At its Jan 22 business meeting, the Judicial Council approved a plan to ensure language access for all court users in California, and the Chief Justice named Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar chair of the plan’s implementation committee.
Jan 15, 2015

Online Self-Help

The California Courts Online Self-Help website provides assistance and information for court users, and direction on representing yourself in some legal matters. En español.
Jan 05, 2015

Swearing In Supreme Court Justices

In a historic day in Sacramento, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today swore in Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar and Leondra R. Kruger as Associate Justices of the California Supreme Court after he himself was sworn into his fourth term by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye. 
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