From the Chief Justice

Oct 17, 2014

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Apply Now: Civic Learning Awards  "We value the crucial role that public schools play in preparing each generation for participation in our democracy, so it is with great enthusiasm that we invite you to apply for the Civic Learning Award for California," writes the Chief Justice in her letter inviting public schools to apply for this year's award. MORE

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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Oct 21, 2014

Judicial Council Meets Oct 27–28

The policymaking body of the state judicial branch will meet on Monday, Oct 27 and Tuesday, Oct 28  in San Francisco. The online agenda contains links to reports and additional material. The audiocast link will be posted the morning of the meeting.
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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