From the Chief Justice

May 19, 2015

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

On Traffic Fines
"We need a court rule that makes it clear that Californians do not have to pay for a traffic infraction before being able to appear in court.”


Judicial Branch Administration

Jun 08, 2015

Council Adopts New Rule on Contesting Traffic Infractions

judicial council sealAt an urgent open meeting via teleconference, the Judicial Council unanimously adopted a new rule today that directs courts to allow people who have traffic tickets to appear for arraignment and trial without deposit of bail, unless certain specified exceptions apply.

Jun 04, 2015

New Members Join the Judicial Council

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye has appointed five new members to the policy-making body of the state's judicial branch. Their three-year terms will begin Sept. 15. She also reappointed five council members to new terms. Council members are volunteers and do not receive additional compensation for their service.

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Jun 29, 2015

Recent Council Actions

At its meeting Jun 25–26, the Judicial Council approved a statewide water conservation plan, as well as a catalog of courtroom design layouts that will make court construction more efficient and cost-effective.
Jun 29, 2015

Courts Closed on Friday

California courts and judicial branch offices will be closed Friday, July 3 in observation of Independence Day.
Jun 23, 2015

Jury Scam Alert

Learn how to protect yourself from telephone callers posing as court employees who ask for your personal financial information.
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