Efficiencies & Innovation

The California judicial branch is widely acknowledged as a national leader in developing and implementing programs that enhance access to justice. In recent years, numerous initiatives have been implemented statewide and at individual trial courts to ensure that public service is delivered effectively and efficiently for the benefit of court users.

The following programs provide a broad overview of some of these efforts and initiatives.


BRANCH EFFICIENCIES


These programs, available in many courts, focus on making structural improvements to the justice system. They are often cost effective, as they benefit from economies of scale and centralized administrative oversight. They also frequently improve the overall experience of court users in accessing court services.  View all branch efficiencies.


EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE TRIAL COURT PROGRAMS


Efficient and Effective Trial Court Programs image Numerous effective and efficient programs, developed by trial courts, have been assembled in a Knowledge Center where courts can exchange ideas, service delivery approaches, technology solutions and other innovations with their peer courts. This section describes many of the programs contained in the Knowledge Center that focus on improving overall operational efficiency View all programs

LEGISLATIVE EFFICIENCIES


The Judicial Council has encouraged trial courts to offer ideas for statutory changes that could result in more efficient court procedures and operations, cost recovery for increasingly burdensome tasks, and/or new or increased court revenue. This has resulted in chaptered, proposed, or pending efficiencies legislation as reflected in Efficiencies Legislation.
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