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.

Latest News

Judicial Council Adopts New Rule on Contesting Traffic Tickets
On June 8, the council unanimously adopted a new rule directing courts to allow people who have traffic tickets to go to court to contest the ticket without deposit of bail, unless certain exceptions apply. The rule was effective immediately. MORE»

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. MORE»

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