- Cory Jasperson to Lead AOC’s Office of Governmental Affairs
- InFocus: Branch Budget
- Other Government Websites
- Assembly Bill 1208
Spotlight on Assembly Bill 566
Since AB 566 was introduced in February 2013, the Judicial Council has taken a firm stance in opposition to the bill by Assembly Member Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) which restricts the trial courts’ ability to enter into contracts for services. It is set to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 12, 2013.
Advance Jury Fees
As part of the FY 2012-13 budget trailer language, recent amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure change the deadlines for deposit of advance jury fees and makes them non-refundable. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the new fee and changes affecting attorneys and parties.
Each year, the Judicial Council adopts legislative and budget priorities to pursue with the legislative and executive branches.
Each year, the Office of Governmental Affairs distributes to all appellate courts a table of bills that affect appellate courts.
The Administrative Office of the Courts’ Office of Governmental Affairs monitors legislative activity and represents the Judicial Council before the Legislature, the Governor’s Office, and executive branch agencies and departments. The 2012 Legislative Policy Summary is an abstract of council action regarding court-related legislative proposals. The summary is organized by policy area and includes how the actions further the objectives of the six goals of Justice in Focus: The Strategic Plan for California’s Judicial Branch, 2006-2012. The table that follows each policy area shows actions taken on legislation that illustrate the policy. The table does not include every bill on which a council position was taken.