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From the Chief Justice

Oct 18, 2017

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye
Costs of money bail to justice
"Being detained in custody pretrial, even for a short period of time, can threaten an individual’s employment, housing, financial stability, and family," the Chief Justice wrote for the Harvard Law Review blog.  

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Veterans and Military Families in California Courts

Veterans and Military Families buttonAs a veteran or member of the military, you may have legal rights that differ from civilians. Visit the recently developed Veterans section for information that may help you navigate the courts and access the legal rights and protections you may have earned.

Immigration Resources Directory

Spanish language directory site iconA Judicial Council workgroup appointed by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye recently published this online directory containing immigration resources in both English and Spanish. Visit the Newsroom for icons and ads you can use on your website.

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