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

Nov 01, 2014

November is Court Adoption and Permanency Month

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For the month of November, the Judicial Council commemorates the ongoing efforts of California’s juvenile courts and their justice partners to provide children and families fair and understandable judicial proceedings. Learn the facts about California's foster care youth and about the activities happening in counties throughout the state to connect these children to permanent families. 

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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Nov 24, 2014

Courts Closed for Thanksgiving

California courts and judicial branch offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov 27-28 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Nov 21, 2014

Commission to Consider Three Appointments to Courts of Appeal

The Commission on Judicial Appointments meets in San Francisco Wednesday, Dec 10 to consider appointments to the First and Fifth Appellate Districts.  Hearings begin at 2 pm.
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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