From the Chief Justice

May 13, 2016

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

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Statement on Budget for 2016–2017
“I’m pleased to see that this marks the fourth year of new investment in the courts—more than $600 million—and a continuing emphasis on access to justice issues.” MORE »


Traffic/Infraction Amnesty Program

An amnesty program in California is now discounting traffic and non-traffic infractions that were due on or before Jan 1, 2013, and is helping those seeking driver's license reinstatements. The program runs through March 31, 2017. For information and links to local court websites, visit the program webpage.

Judicial Council Seeks Public Comment

The Judicial Council of California regularly seeks input on proposed changes to the California Rules of Court, Standards of Judicial Administration, Judicial Council forms, California Civil and Criminal Jury Instructions, and Judicial Council sponsored legislation.  Your comments will make a valuable contribution to the council's decision-making process.  Learn more.

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Jun 27, 2016

Courts Closed Monday

California courts and judicial branch offices will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
Jun 24, 2016

Judicial Council Meeting: June 23-24

The council approved two measures to increase remote access to the courts: a pilot project for video remote interpreting to aid court users with limited language abilities, and the adoption of uniform standards for electronic case filings. See news release for more.
Jun 02, 2016

2016 Civic Learning Awards Recap

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye and presiding justices from the Courts of Appeal presented awards to nine elementary, middle, and high schools statewide. Take a look at this photo gallery for glimpses of each event. 
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