From the Chief Justice

May 13, 2016

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

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Governor's 2016-2017 Revised Budget Proposal
"I’m pleased to see that the Governor’s budget is consistent with his original proposal in January—one that emphasizes the need for ongoing and new investment in the judicial branch." MORE »


Traffic/Infraction Amnesty Program

An 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 runs through March 31, 2017. For information and links to local court websites, visit the program webpage.

Judicial Council Seeks Public Comment

The Judicial Council of California regularly seeks input on proposed changes to the California Rules of Court, Standards of Judicial Administration, Judicial Council forms, California Civil and Criminal Jury Instructions, and Judicial Council sponsored legislation.  Your comments will make a valuable contribution to the council's decision-making process.  Learn more.

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May 24, 2016

Courts Closed on May 30

California courts will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. 
May 24, 2016

11th Annual Youth Court Summit

Registration is now open for the state's premiere youth court event, the 2016 Youth Court Summit. The event, being held in Santa Cruz, June 23-25, is sponsored by the California Association of Youth Courts and the Judicial Council. 
May 20, 2016

May is Drug Court Month

Currently, 206 drug courts serve residents in 52 of California's 58 counties. Learn about these treatment courts expanding throughout the state. 
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