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.

Latest News

New Timeline Tracks Branch Reform 
Under the leadership of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the Judicial Council has become more transparent, accountable, and accessible. This timeline tracks the council's progress with milestones and links to audio and video content.
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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.

Photo and Video Gallery

2015 Distinguished Service Awards
See photos and video from the August 20 awards ceremony.

Contact Info

Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688
Fax: 415-865-4586
TTY Line: 415-865-8004.
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