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Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014

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From the Chief Justice

Jul 09, 2014

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye
Commission on Future of the Courts
The Chief Justice has announced the creation of the Commission on the Future of California’s Court System, stating, “The commission’s charge will be to take a fresh look at legal and structural challenges to long-term efficiency and stability for the judicial branch."
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Judicial Branch Administration

Jul 31, 2014

Judicial Council Retires "Administrative Office of the Courts" Name

The Judicial Council and its staff, formerly known as the Administrative Office of the Courts, or AOC, are unified as the Judicial Council of California following actions taken at the July 29 council meeting. The action, recommended by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, chair of the Judicial Council, is effective immediately and does not change the functions, duties, responsibilities or obligations of the council or Judicial Council staff. Implementation on this website will be phased in gradually.

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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Jul 31, 2014

Confirmation Hearings Set for Aug 28

The Commission of Judicial Appointments will consider judicial seats on the Supreme Court of California, and the Court of Appeal Second and Third Appellate Districts. Hearings will be held in San Francisco on Aug 28, 9 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
Jul 07, 2014

Meetings Calendar

Use this interactive calendar to learn about meetings of the Judicial Council and Judicial Council Advisory Bodies. Subscribe to the calendar feed to learn about meetings as they are announced.
Jul 03, 2014

Administrative Director Transition

Judge Steven Jahr announces his plan to retire Sept 30; national search to be conducted for his replacement. The position is posted here.
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