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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San Diego County Judge Kenneth So at Dec 12, 2015, council meetingCouncil Adopts Legislative Priorities
The council met Dec. 12 to approve its 2015 legislative priorities, judgeship needs, and more. An archived audiocast of the entire meeting broken out by topic is available on the council's meeting webpage.  

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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