From the Chief Justice

Jan 07, 2016

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

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Response to Budget Proposal 
"We welcome the Governor’s proposed budget for the judicial branch as it would provide $146.3 million in crucial new funding for our courts."



Hearings Scheduled for Two Appointments to Courts of Appeal

portrait Judge Slough and Judge TangemanOn Feb 22, the Commission on Judicial Appointments will hold hearings in Los Angeles to consider the appointments of San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Marsha G. Slough to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, and San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Martin J. Tangeman to the Second District Court of Appeal.

Now Open: Traffic/Infraction Amnesty Program

An 18-month amnesty program in California is now discounting traffic and non-traffic infractions that were due on or before Jan 1, 2013, and is helping those seeking driver's license reinstatements. The program started on Oct 1, 2015. To see if you qualify, call your local court. For answers to frequently asked questions, visit the program webpage.

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Feb 04, 2016

Admin Director's National Appointment

Martin Hoshino, Administrative Director for the Juidicial Council of California, was named to a national task force charged with addressing the ongoing impact that court fines, fees, and bail practices have on communities.
Jan 22, 2016

Multilingual Self-Help Videos

The California Courts Self-Help YouTube channel features more than 100 videos in five languages to help provide guidance to those with limited English proficiency. Videos are available in Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Russian.
Jan 19, 2016

Futures Commission Seeks Comment

Members of the public may submit comment, or request to speak at the Feb 8–9 comment session of the Commission on the Future of California's Court System. The meeting will be held in San Francisco.
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