The California Constitution sets forth the Judicial Council’s purpose: to improve the administration of justice. The California Rules of Court acknowledge the importance of strategic and operational plans in helping the council fulfill this purpose.
Note: Because of the judicial branch fiscal crisis, the Judicial Council continues to operate under the strategic goals outlined in the most recent plan, linked below. The next strategic and operational planning process has been postponed until further notice.
|Strategic Plans||Justice in Focus:|
The Strategic Plan for California Judicial Branch 2006-2012
Graphic version | Text only version
|Operational Plans||2008–2011 Judicial Branch Operational Plan|
Graphic version | Text-Only Version
The Judicial Council of California regularly reviews state and national trends, court system values, external mandates, stakeholder expectations, and other forces that shape the environment of the courts. The council responds to these issues by setting long-range strategic goals and developing systematic initiatives to meet these goals.
Justice in Focus: The Strategic Plan for California Judicial Branch 2006-2012
Goal I - Access, Fairness, and Diversity
Goal II - Independence and Accountability
Goal III - Modernization of Management and Administration
Goal IV - Quality of Justice and Service to the Public
Goal V - Education for Branchwide Professional Excellence
Goal VI - Branchwide Infrastructure for Service Excellence
Annual reports summarize Judicial Council achievements and court workload information for the fiscal year.
2009-2010 Year End Report
The achievements of the judicial branch are the result the court system’s actions to improve the administration of justice and its continued cooperation with and assistance from California’s executive and legislative branches of government.