From the Chief Justice

May 13, 2016

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

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Statement on Budget for 2016–2017
“I’m pleased to see that this marks the fourth year of new investment in the courts—more than $600 million—and a continuing emphasis on access to justice issues.” MORE »


Traffic/Infraction Amnesty Program

An 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 runs through March 31, 2017. For information and links to local court websites, visit the program webpage.

Learn about the Judicial Council of California

The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts and is responsible for ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice. The council carries out this mission primarily through the work of its advisory committees and task forces. For a high-level overview of Council initiatives and programs, visit the Judicial Council Index.

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Of Current Interest

Aug 26, 2016

New Courthouses Delayed

At its Aug 26 meeting, the council agreed to modify the schedules of active new courthouse projects until adequate funding can be restored. See other council actions and updates received at the meeting.
Aug 08, 2016

New Council Advisory Body Members

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye appointed 49 new members to the Judicial Council's standing advisory bodies, which help track issues facing the court system.
Aug 08, 2016

Futures Commission Seeks Comment

The Commission on the Future of California’s Court System has posted 10 concepts it will explore during its August 29 public comment session in Los Angeles.
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