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.

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Council meets Oct 27–Oct 28
The Judicial Council's October meeting will be the first for Administrative Director Martin Hoshino who started as leader of the council's staff arm on Oct 1. The Oct 27 meeting gets started at 2 p.m. with reports from Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, chair of the council, and Martin, who serves as secretary.

Advisory Groups

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.

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