Staff Agency Name Change

Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014
On July 29, 2014, the Judicial Council of California adopted amendments to the California Rules of Court to cease using the name "Administrative Office of the Courts" for its staff.  More

Judicial Council Staff

The Judicial Council’s staff implements council policy and serves the courts, justice partners, and the public, improving access to justice with a variety of programs and services

Administrative Leadership

The Administrative Director is accountable to the Judicial Council and to the Chief Justice for the performance of Judicial Council staff. The Administrative Director serves as the Judicial Council Secretary and is charged with accomplishing the council's goals and priorities.

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Administrative Director
Steven Jahr

Judge Jahr served as a judge for 22 years before his retirement from the bench in 2009. He was selected by the Judicial Council to serve as the state’s fifth Administrative Director.


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Chief of Staff
Jody Patel

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Chief Administrative
Curt Soderlund

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Chief Operating
Curt Child

Organizational Chart

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) Report (data as of May 1, 2013)

Human Resources/Staffing

Monthly staffing numbers organized by fiscal year.

Most Recent Director's Report

Judge Jahr's July report to the Judicial Council included information on:
  • Court interpreter data reporting 
  • Judicial branch education and training
  • California courts protective order registry


Contact Info

Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688
Phone: 415-865-4200

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