From the Chief Justice

Oct 01, 2014

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Welcoming New Administrative Director
"I am thrilled that Martin (Hoshino) will be joining the judicial branch," said the Chief Justice on the Judicial Council's selection. "He has served in the executive branch with distinction for 15 years and comes highly recommended for his administrative expertise and competence.” He begins on Oct 1.

Judicial Branch Administration

Aug 22, 2014

Council Approves Plan for Court Technology

At its public meeting on Aug 21-22, the Judicial Council approved a recommendation from its Technology Committee on a governance and strategic plan for court technology. The plan provides a structure and roadmap for technology initiatives and will increase the transparency and accountability of how funds are managed for technology projects in the judicial branch.

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.

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Sep 30, 2014

Online Self-Help Center

The California Courts Online Self-Help Center will help you find assistance and information, give tips for working better with an attorney, and for representing yourself in some legal matters.
Sep 29, 2014

Jury Scam Alert

Learn how to protect yourself from telephone callers posing as court employees who ask for your personal financial information. En español.
Sep 15, 2014

Recidivism Reduction Grants

State trial courts may apply for a portion of the $15 million appropriated in the Budget Act for the administration and operation of programs and practices known to reduce adult offender recidivism.
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