Governmental Affairs

Contact Info

Governmental Affairs
770 L Street, Suite 1240
Sacramento, California 95814-3368

Tel: 916-323-3121 

Governmental Affairs Advocacy Contacts Fact Sheet

On behalf of the judicial branch, the Judicial Council's Governmental Affairs represents and advocates for the Judicial Council on legislative, policy, and budget matters. The office also works extensively on the judicial branch budget and related matters, meeting with legislators, committees, committee and leadership staff, as well as staff for the Governor and the state Department of Finance.

Latest News

2014 Summary of Court-Related Legislation now available.

Supreme Court Outreach Session

Supreme Court hosts Outreach Session (Oct. 6, 2015)
The morning oral argument session was dedicated to a special outreach program involving students from the Mandela Law and Public Service Academy at Fremont High School in Oakland, and an Advanced Legal Writing Seminar at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. The Outreach Session took place in the California Supreme Court's San Francisco courtroom and the session was also broadcast live on The California Channel.

2015 State of the Judiciary Address
On Monday, March 23, 2015 Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye delivered the State of the Judiciary address in a joint session of the California Legislature. Access coverage of the address including video, photos, and text of the address on the Chief’s web page.

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Court-Related Legislation

Search for active court-related legislation, view positions the Judicial Council has taken on legislation, or consult annual summaries of new laws that affect the court or are of general interest to the court community.


Liaison & Outreach Activities

Learn about governmental affairs liaison and outreach programs:


Calendar Items

September 4, 2015: Last day to amend bills on the floor
September, 11, 2015: Last day of legislative session
October 11, 2015: Governor must sign or veto bills passed by the legislature
January 4, 2016: Legislature reconvenes
January 10, 2016: Governor releases proposed FY 2016–2017 state budget

View today's legislative calendar: Assembly | Senate

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