Judicial Council

The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts, the largest court system in the nation. Under the leadership of the Chief Justice and in accordance with the California Constitution, the council is responsible for ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice. Judicial Council staff implements the council’s policies.

Advisory Bodies

To provide leadership for advancing the consistent, impartial, independent, and accessible administration of justice, the Judicial Council must be aware of the issues and concerns confronting the judiciary, as well as appropriate solutions and responses. The council carries out this mission primarily through the work of its advisory committees and task forces. MORE»

Judicial Council Trial Court Liaison Program

The Judicial Council Trial Court Liaison Program, established in 2011, improves the administration of justice in California by enhancing direct communications between trial courts and the Judicial Council and increasing transparency of Judicial Council policymaking and branch leadership within trial court leadership and judges. Assignments to the superior courts of 58 counties are dispersed among the judicial officer members of the Judicial Council. In their liaison roles, they serve as a resource for the courts to transmit information, raise concerns, and have direct access to the council. Liaisons also make site visits to courts and present reports on the efficiencies and challenges of their assigned courts. Up to three liaison reports are presented at each council meeting. Video presentations of the trial court liaison visits are available on the California Courts YouTube Channel.

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


Contact Info

Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688
Fax: 415-865-4586
TTY Line: 415-865-8004.


About the Judicial Council (5:38)

Learn about the council and how policy is made for the country's largest court system.