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.

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Judicial Council Seeks Nominations: Deadline is 5 p.m. Apr 6, 2015

The Judicial Council, the policy-making body the Chief Justice describes 2015 State of the Judiciary Address, seeks nominations to fill one voting position for appellate court justice, three voting positions for superior court judges, and one non-voting position for a court administrator. MORE»

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. MORE»

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