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Aug 07, 2014

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

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Civic Learning Recommendations
On Aug 5, the Task Force on K-12 Civic Learning unveiled recommendations to enhance civics education in California public schools. The task force was formed by the Chief Justice and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
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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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Aug 22, 2014

Confirmation Hearings Set for Aug 28

The Commission on Judicial Appointments considers judicial seats on the Supreme Court of California, and the Court of Appeal Second and Third Appellate Districts. The hearings are from 9:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m. The California Channel will broadcast/webcast the first hearing, beginning at 9 a.m.
Aug 12, 2014

2014 Court Statistics Report

Overall case filings in the California superior courts decreased last fiscal year, while complex cases are rising, according to the Judicial Council’s 2014 Court Statistics Report.
Aug 05, 2014

Draft Language Access Plan

Joint Working Group for California’s Language Access Plan invites comment on a draft statewide language access plan for limited English proficient court users. Deadline to comment: Sep 29.
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