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Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye

The Chief Justice is the leader of the state's third branch of government, the Judicial Branch.  Learn about her latest initiatives, listen to her speeches, and find out more about her tenure as Chief Justice.

Judicial Council

The Judicial Council is responsible for improving the statewide administration of justice in the California courts, the largest court system in the nation. Learn about:

Judicial Council of California Staff

Find information on the staff agency of the Judicial Council, including organizational charts, request for proposals, careers and records:

Budget & Finance

Find financial reports and budget information for the California court system and learn about budget cut impacts throughout the judicial branch.

Efficiencies & Innovation

Learn about various statewide initiatives, as well as many programs that trial courts have implemented, to improve operational efficiency, enhance public service and increase meaningful access to the court system for all Californians.


Learn about the Judicial Branch Facilities Program and the many courthouse projects in progress throughout the state.

Invitations to Comment

Comment on currrent proposed changes to rules and policies.

Court-Related Legislation

Search for active court-related legislation or consult the annual legislative summaries of enacted bills that affect the courts or are of general interest to the court community.

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