New & Amended Rules

This section contains links to short summaries of rule amendments recently adopted by the Judicial Council. Please refer to the history legend of each rule for its effective date.

Link to the complete, current California Rules of Court.

Adopted October 28, 2014: Amendments effective October 28, 2014

Adopted July 29, 2014: Amendments effective July 29, 2014

Adopted April 24-25, 2014: Amendments effective July 1, 2014 and January 1, 2015

Adopted February 20, 2014: Amendments effective February 20, 2014

Adopted December 13, 2013: Amendments effective January 1, 2014, and July 1, 2014

Adopted October 25, 2013: Amendments effective July 1, 2014

Adopted October 25, 2013: Amendments effective January 1, 2014, and March 1, 2014

Adopted October 25, 2013: Amendments effective October 25, 2013

Adopted June 28, 2013: Amendments effective July 1, 2013

Adopted April 26, 2013: Amendments effective July 1, 2013

Adopted February 26, 2013: Amendments effective February 26, 2013

Adopted January 17, 2013: Amendments effective February 1, 2013

Adopted October 26, 2012: Amendments effective January 1, 2013, and July 1, 2013

Adopted October 26, 2012: Amendments effective November 1, 2012 (rule 10.174)

Adopted October 26, 2012: Amendments effective November 1, 2012

Adopted July 27, 2012: Amendments effective July 27, 2012

Adopted April 24, 2012: Amendments effective July 1, 2012

Adopted December 13, 2011, and February 28, 2012: Amendments effective January 1, 2013

Adopted February 28, 2012: Amendments effective July 1, 2012

Adopted December 13, 2011, and January 24, 2012: Amendments effective July 1, 2012

Adopted December 13, 2011: Amendments effective January 1, 2012, and July 1, 2012

Adopted October 28, 2011: Amendments effective January 1, 2012

Adopted October 28, 2011: Amendments effective October 28, 2011

Adopted June 24, 2011: Amendments effective July 1, 2011

Adopted October 29, 2010, and April 29, 2011: Amendments effective July 1, 2011, and July 1, 2012

Adopted October 29, 2010: Amendments effective January 1, 2011

Adopted April 23, 2010: Amendments effective July 1, 2010

Adopted December 15, 2009: Amendments effective January 1, 2010

Adopted by the California Supreme Court: Amendments effective January 1, 2010

Adopted October 23, 2009: Amendments effective January 1, 2010, July 1, 2010, and January 1, 2011

Adopted by the California Supreme Court: Amendments effective February 1, 2010

Adopted August 14, 2009: Amendment effective August 14, 2009 

Adopted April 24, 2009: Amendment effective July 1, 2009 and January 1, 2010

Adopted March 12, 2009: Amendment effective March 13, 2009

Adopted February 25, 2009: Amendments effective July 1, 2009

Adopted December 9, 2008: Amendments effective December 9, 2008

Adopted October 24, 2008: Amendments effective October 24, 2008, January 1, 2009, and July 1, 2009

Adopted August 15, 2008: Amendments effective August 15, 2008

Adopted by the California Supreme Court: Amendments effective January 1, 2009

Adopted April 25, 2008: Amendments effective July 1, 2008

Adopted February 22, 2008: Amendments effective January 1, 2009

Adopted February 22, 2008: Amendments effective March 1, 2008

Adopted April 1 and June 1, 2007: Amendments effective April 1 and June 1, 2007

Adopted December 7, 2007: Amendments effective January 1, 2008

Adopted October 26, 2007: Amendments effective January 1, 2008

Adopted August 31, 2007: Amendments effective January 1, 2008

Adopted September 24, 2007: Amendments effective October 1, 2007

Adopted May 18, 2007: Amendments effective May 23

Adopted April 27, 2007: Amendments effective July 1, 2007

Amendment effective January 1, 2007

Adopted November 29, 2006: Amendments effective April 1, 2007

Adopted February 23, 2007: Amendments effective February 23, 2007

Adopted December 1, 2006: Amendments effective January 1, 2007

Adopted October 20, 2006: Amendments effective January 1, 2007

Adopted April 21, 2006: Amendments effective July 1, 2006

Adopted April 21, 2006: Amendment effective April 21, 2006

Adopted February 24, 2006: Amendment effective February 24, 2006

Adopted December 2, 2005: Amendments effective January 1 and July 1, 2006.

Adopted November 4, 2005: Amendments effective January 1, 2006 and January 1, 2007.

Adopted August 26, 2005: Amendments effective August 26, 2005.

Adopted April 15, 2005: Amendments effective July 1 and September 20, 2005.

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