Learn more about the plain language civil and criminal jury instructions adopted by the Judicial Council and that accurately convey the law using language that is understandable to jurors.
Invitations to Comment
We invite you to comment on proposed changes to the California Rules of Court, Standards of Judicial Administration, Judicial Council forms, California Civil and Criminal Jury Instructions, and Judicial Council–sponsored legislation.
Governor's 2016-2017 Revised Budget Proposal
"I’m pleased to see that the Governor’s budget is consistent with his original proposal in January—one that emphasizes the need for ongoing and new investment in the judicial branch." MORE »
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 webpage.
The Judicial Council of California regularly seeks input on proposed changes to the California Rules of Court, Standards of Judicial Administration, Judicial Council forms, California Civil and Criminal Jury Instructions, and Judicial Council sponsored legislation. Your comments will make a valuable contribution to the council's decision-making process. Learn more.
Registration is now open for the state's premiere youth court event, the 2016 Youth Court Summit. The event, being held in Santa Cruz, June 23-25, is sponsored by the California Association of Youth Courts and the Judicial Council.