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The California Courts and the Judicial Council recognize the importance of listening to the public. Efforts to improve the courts are ongoing, and engaging with court leaders and surveying the general public are top priorities.  See below for more information on recent projects and how the Courts are helping and listening to you. 

What's New

"Opinions as the Voice of the Court" discusses how state high courts can communicate effectively and promote procedural fairness. The paper, developed by members of the Harvard Executive Session for State Court Leaders, features ways appellate courts are enhancing understanding of opinions. These include:
• plain-language summaries
• accommodating public interest and   media requests
• public outreach

Procedural Fairness

Public Trust & Confidence

Court Locations

Jury Info, Court Info, Court Websites

Contact Info

For more information about the Procedural Fairness Initative, and Trust & Confidence, contact:

Douglas G. Denton
Administrative Office of the Courts
Douglas.Denton@jud.ca.gov

Procedural Fairness in California

This publication, prepared by the Center for Court Innovation, highlights initiatives, challenges and recommendations in California’s civil and traffic courts to enhance and improve public perception of procedural fairness. 
Download the publication (3.6MB)

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