Judicial Council Meetings

The Judicial Council holds six to eight business meetings each year. These meetings are open to the public unless closed under rule 10.6(a) or (b) of the California Rules of Court. A meeting agenda is posted here at least seven days before each business meeting, and meeting materials are linked as soon as they are available.

Requests for an accommodation of a disability are managed by the council’s Judicial Council Support Services, as indicated on each agenda. Please submit all requests as soon as possible either in writing to JudicialCouncil@jud.ca.gov, by phone at 415-865-7915, or by fax at 415-865-4391.

During the open session Judicial Council meetings, real-time audiocasts will be provided on the specific meeting page. The link to the audiocast will be posted approximately 15 minutes before each meeting.

Recorded audio and text from the captured live captioning are posted on the specific meeting page within a few days of each meeting. Meeting minutes are posted once approved by the council, usually at the subsequent business meeting.

2014 Meeting Dates* Agenda Minutes**
January 23 (Sacramento Office) PDF PDF
February 20 (Sacramento Office) PDF PDF
April 24 and 25 PDF PDF
June 26 and 27 PDF PDF
July 2 (closed session) N/A PDF
July 29 PDF PDF
August 21 and 22 PDF PDF
September 2 (closed session) PDF PDF
October 27 and 28 PDF PDF
December 11 and 12 PDF PDF

2015 Meeting Dates*


January 22 PDF PDF
February 19 PDF PDF
April 23 and 24 PDF PDF
June 25 and 26 PDF PDF
July 23 PDF PDF
August 20 and 21 PDF PDF
October 26 and 27 PDF PDF
December 10 and 11 PDF PDF

The Judicial Council has a comprehensive process for soliciting, gathering, and considering public comment on proposals during the policy development process. Public comments submitted during the comment periods in advance of the meetings are provided to the council in comment charts attached to the reports. These public comments become part of the record and contribute to the basis for the council’s policy decisions.  

Public comment on general issues of judicial administration or on specific agenda items is accepted for Judicial Council business meetings. To present your views to the council, please refer to the business meeting agenda for specific instructions.

*The dates of council meetings are subject to change. Revised dates, revised agendas, and revised materials will be posted when available. Unless otherwise noted, all business meetings are held at the Ronald M. George State Office Complex, William C. Vickrey Judicial Council Conference Center, Malcolm M. Lucas Board Room, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102.
**The minutes are the official record of council meetings.

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