From the Chief Justice

Nov 04, 2015

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

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Civic Learning Awards 
The application period is now open for these awards, co-sponsored by the Chief Justice and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. This year’s awards will recognize achievements in civics in California's public elementary, middle, and high schools. Applications are due Jan 19, 2016.



Now Open: Traffic/Infraction Amnesty Program

An 18-month 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 started on Oct 1, 2015. To see if you qualify, call your local court. For answers to frequently asked questions, visit the program webpage.

Futures Commission Posts More Information on Proposed Concepts

The Commission on the Future of California’s Court System has posted further details on concepts it is exploring during its Dec. 8 public comment session: the equal distribution of judgeships throughout the state, court funding, collection of court fines and fees, and how best to process traffic infractions. The public comment session on the four concepts will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in San Francisco. Written comment is also invited. The public can listen to the comment session remotely by calling into a listen-only phone line.

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Nov 30, 2015

Beyond the Bench Opens This Week

More than 1,500 justice stakeholders will meet in Anaheim for this conference dedicated to promoting and expanding user-focused physical, remote, and equal access to justice through the state's court system.
Nov 17, 2015

Futures Commission Seeks Comment

Commission on the Future of California’s Court System will hold a public comment session Dec. 8 in San Francisco to seek input on judicial resources, fines and fees, and traffic infractions. See how to comment or listen in to the session.
Nov 12, 2015

New Tribal-State Court Forum Co-Chair

Chief Judge Abby Abinanti of the Yurok Tribal Court will co-chair the forum, which seeks to improve the working relationship between California’s tribal and state courts on areas of mutual concern.
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