From the Chief Justice

Nov 04, 2015

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

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Civic Learning Awards 
The application period is now open for these awards, co-sponsored by the Chief Justice and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. This year’s awards will recognize achievements in civics in California's public elementary, middle, and high schools. Applications are due Jan 19, 2016.



Now Open: Traffic/Infraction Amnesty Program

An 18-month amnesty program in California is now discounting traffic and non-traffic infractions that were due on or before Jan 1, 2013, and is helping those seeking driver's license reinstatements. The 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.

November is Court Adoption and Permanency Month

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As it has for 17 consecutive years, the Judicial Council declares November as Court Adoption and Permanency Month. Throughout the month, courts will hold events to bring families together and celebrate  collaborative achievements with local partners. Learn about events happening in your county and find links to superior court adoption webpages using this map.

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Nov 23, 2015

Courts Closed Thursday and Friday

California courts and judicial branch offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.
Nov 17, 2015

Futures Commission Seeks Comment

Commission on the Future of California’s Court System will hold a public comment session Dec. 8 in San Francisco to seek input on judicial resources, fines and fees, and traffic infractions. See how to comment or listen in to the session.
Nov 12, 2015

New Tribal-State Court Forum Co-Chair

Chief Judge Abby Abinanti of the Yurok Tribal Court will co-chair the forum, which seeks to improve the working relationship between California’s tribal and state courts on areas of mutual concern.
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