Judicial Council Meetings

The Judicial Council holds six to eight business meetings each year. These meetings are open to the public unless closed under rule 10.6(a) or (b) of the California Rules of Court. A meeting agenda is posted here at least seven days in advance, and meeting materials are linked as soon as available.

Public Comment

The Judicial Council welcomes public comment, as it can enhance the council's understanding of the issues coming before it. Members of the public may submit comments in writing in advance of any meeting on specific agenda items or on general topics of judicial administration, or they may arrange to speak at any public meeting. For more information, view the public comment procedures.

The California Courts Meeting Information Center offers online access to Judicial Council of California meetings, presentations, and archived broadcasts.

Past Meetings: October 2015 to present | 1997 - August 2015

JAWS users: For full navigation tools when viewing the webcasts, please access archived meeting videos on YouTube

Judicial Council Meeting Dates (2018-19)

July 19 – 20
September 20 – 21
November 29 – 30
January 14 – 15
March 14 – 15
May 16 – 17
July 18 – 19
September 23 – 24
November 14 – 15

*The dates of council meetings are subject to change. Revised dates, revised agendas, and revised materials will be posted when available. Unless otherwise noted, all business meetings are held at the Ronald M. George State Office Complex, William C. Vickrey Judicial Council Conference Center, Malcolm M. Lucas Board Room, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102.

Accessing the Meeting Off-Site

Video of public Judicial Council meetings is broadcast real-time through this website. The broadcast link is posted approximately 15 minutes before each meeting on the California Courts homepage and other meeting pages. Recorded video and text from the live captioning are posted on the meeting page within one business day of the meeting. Minutes are posted once approved by the council, after the subsequent business meeting.