From the Chief Justice

Sep 22, 2016

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

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Civic Learning Awards 
The application period is now open for these awards, co-sponsored by the Chief Justice and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. This year’s awards will recognize achievements in civics in California's public elementary, middle, and high schools. Applications are due Jan. 9, 2017.

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JUDICIAL BRANCH ADMINISTRATION

$25 Million Grant Program for Trial and Appellate Courts

The Judicial Council is administering a $25 million grant program intended to promote innovation, modernization, and efficiency in trial and appellate courts. Grant applications must be submitted to the Judicial Council by October 31, 2016. For information about how to apply for a grant, please visit the program page.

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 page.

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Of Current Interest

Sep 22, 2016

Funding for Fines & Fees Study

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the Judicial Council of California a grant to study and identify issues related to defendants’ inability to pay fines and fees.
Sep 22, 2016

Incoming Supreme Court Clerk

On Oct 1, Jorge E. Navarette will succeed Mr. Frank A. McGuire who announced his retirement earlier this month.
Sep 01, 2016

Court Innovation Grants

Grant funding included in the Budget Act of 2016 will support innovative court programs in areas such as technology, collaborative courts, self-help, and family and juvenile courts.
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