From the Chief Justice

May 19, 2015

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

The Judicial Council has been directed by the Chief Justice to adopt a rule of court to facilitate access to justice for court users challenging traffic fines. "We need a court rule that makes it clear that Californians do not have to pay for a traffic infraction before being able to appear in court.”


Judicial Branch Administration

May 15, 2015

Nominate a Champion of Justice for a Distinguished Service Award

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The Distinguished Service Award is the Judicial Council's highest honor. Each year, the council presents these awards to individuals and organizations who, through leadership and innovation, have made exemplary contributions to the judicial branch. Nominations may be submitted online. Deadline: June 1

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May 19, 2015

Courts Closed Monday

California courts and judicial branch offices will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
May 15, 2015

Efficiencies and Innovations

Court innovations help improve the delivery of service to the public, as well as help courts operate more efficiently. Learn about these efforts in the California Courts Knowledge Center.
Apr 17, 2015

Council Tackles Budget Shortfall

At its Apr. 17 business meeting, the Judicial Council approved recommendations to eliminate funding for certain judicial branch programs, change the funding method for court appointed dependency counsel, and more.
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