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.

Accessing the Meeting Off-Site

Audio of public Judicial Council meetings is broadcast real-time through this website. The audiocast link is posted approximately 15 minutes before each meeting on the California Courts homepage and other meeting pages. Recorded audio and text from the live captioning are posted on the meeting page within a few days of the meeting. Minutes are posted once approved by the council, usually at the subsequent business meeting.

ADA Accommodations

To request accommodation of a disability for any public council meeting, please submit the request at least 5 days in advance, either in writing to JudicialCouncil@jud.ca.gov, by phone at 415-865-7737, or by fax at 415-865-4391.

Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes

2015 Meeting Dates* Agenda Minutes**
January 7 (closed session) PDF PDF
January 22 (Sacramento Office) PDF PDF
February 19 (Sacramento Office) PDF PDF
April 16 and 17 PDF PDF
June 25 and 26 PDF PDF
July 28 PDF PDF
August 20 and 21 PDF PDF
October 26 and 27 (Sacramento Office) PDF PDF
December 10 and 11 PDF PDF

*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.
**The minutes are the official record of council meetings.

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