From the Chief Justice

Sep 17, 2015

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Chief Justice on stage with panel
Constitution Day
On Sept 17, the Chief Justice and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla partnered on this opinion piece for the Sacramento Bee on civic engagement and voting rights, and discussed the issues at an event hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California. Video of their conversation is now available on YouTube.



Jul 22, 2015

Now Open: Traffic/Infraction Amnesty Program

For the next 18 months, a new amnesty program in California will discount traffic and non-traffic infractions that were due on or before Jan 1, 2013, and will help those seeking driver's license reinstatements. This program started on Oct 1, 2015. To see if you qualify, call your local court. For answers to frequently asked questions, visit the program webpage

Interactive Timeline Tracks Reforms and Progress

timeline iconThe Chief Justice and the Judicial Council have undertaken numerous reforms in recent years that have transformed the judicial branch to achieve greater transparency, broaden access, and promote efficiency. Visit the timeline to learn more about actions that have modernized the administration of the California courts. 

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Oct 13, 2015

Public Meeting on Language Access

Meeting in Los Angeles on Oct. 20 will focus on how to increase language access to the court system for limited English proficient (LEP) court users.
Oct 13, 2015

Beyond the Bench 23

Learn about this biennial conference devoted to children, youth, and families in the California court system being held Dec 1-4 in Anaheim. Registration is now open.
Oct 01, 2015

New Council Committee Members

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye appointed 84 new members to the Judicial Council’s standing advisory committees. More than 500 total membership positions exist on the 24 committees.
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