Judicial Council

The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts, the largest court system in the nation. Under the leadership of the Chief Justice and in accordance with the California Constitution, the council is responsible for ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice. Judicial Council staff implements the council’s policies.

Latest News

New Language Access Plan for Courts
At its Jan. 22 business meeting, the council approved a plan to ensure language access for all limited English proficient court users in California. The meeting agenda, reports, and an archived audiocast of the entire meeting broken out by topic will be available on the council's meeting webpage.  

Advisory Groups

To provide leadership for advancing the consistent, impartial, independent, and accessible administration of justice, the Judicial Council must be aware of the issues and concerns confronting the judiciary, as well as appropriate solutions and responses. The council carries out this mission primarily through the work of its advisory committees and task forces.

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