From the Chief Justice

Sep 22, 2016

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

chief justice standing at podium with award
Civic Learning Awards 
The application period is now open for these awards, co-sponsored by the Chief Justice and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. This year’s awards will recognize achievements in civics in California's public elementary, middle, and high schools. Applications are due Jan. 9, 2017.



$25 Million Grant Program for Trial and Appellate Courts

The Judicial Council is administering a $25 million grant program intended to promote innovation, modernization, and efficiency in trial and appellate courts. Grant applications must be submitted to the Judicial Council by October 31, 2016. For information about how to apply for a grant, please visit the program page.

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 page.

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Of Current Interest

Nov 28, 2016

Supreme Court Webcast Archive

This temporary archive contains a full day of oral argument with an index of the cases argued under the view window—click on a particular case and the video, or audio, of that case with captions will play in the view window.
Nov 14, 2016

Supreme Court Year in Review

Learn about the work of California's highest court during its calendar year September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016.
Oct 28, 2016

New Pretrial Detention Work Group

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye created a working group to recommend ways to make the bail system fair while protecting the public and ensuring court appearances of defendants.
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