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Of Current Interest

SB 10: Pretrial Release and Detention

Senate Bill 10 authorizes a change to California’s pretrial release system from a money-based system to a system based on risk to public safety and failure to return to court.  This page includes a description of the law, answers to frequently asked questions, and an overview of the new pretrial process.

Immigration Resources Directory

Spanish language directory site iconA Judicial Council workgroup appointed by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye recently published this online directory containing immigration resources in both English and Spanish.

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Civic Learning Award Applications
Sponsored by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, these awards honor achievements in civic education and engagement in public schools.

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