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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.

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Jul 30, 2014

Judge Jahr speaking
Council Approves Retirement of Separate Name for Staff Agency
At its public meeting on July 29, the Judicial Council approved recommendations to amend rules of court to retire use of the name Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) for its staff. 


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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.

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Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688
415-865-4200
Fax: 415-865-4586
TTY Line: 415-865-8004.
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