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.

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.

In an excerpt from the 2015 State of the Judiciary Address to the State Legislature, the Chief Justice describes the role of the Judicial Council and advisory committees and points out the similarities between the Council and the Legislature. MORE»

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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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