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Advance Jury Fees
As part of the FY 2012-13 budget trailer language, recent amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure change the deadlines for deposit of advance jury fees and makes them non-refundable. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the new fee and changes affecting attorneys and parties.
Spotlight on Assembly Bill 1208
On December 13, 2011, the Judicial Council adopted as a legislative priority for 2012 to continue its opposition to Assembly Bill 1208 (Calderon, as amended May 18, 2011), recognizing the bill as an inappropriate intrusion into the fundamental governance of the branch. The bill is now pending in the Senate. Read more
Each year, the Office of Governmental Affairs distributes to all appellate courts a table of bills that affect appellate courts.
The Administrative Office of the Courts’ Office of Governmental Affairs monitors legislative activity and represents the Judicial Council before the Legislature, the Governor’s Office, and executive branch agencies and departments. The 2012 Legislative Policy Summary is an abstract of council action regarding court-related legislative proposals. The summary is organized by policy area and includes how the actions further the objectives of the six goals of Justice in Focus: The Strategic Plan for California’s Judicial Branch, 2006-2012. The table that follows each policy area shows actions taken on legislation that illustrate the policy. The table does not include every bill on which a council position was taken.