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Dec 07, 2021

Hearing for Court of Appeal Appointees: Jan. 6

The Commission on Judicial Appointments will hold the hearing to consider Governor Newsom’s nomination of Judge Laurie M. Earl to the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District and Judge Maurice Sanchez to the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three. The hearing will be webcast live on the California Courts Newsroom.

Nov 30, 2021

Invitations to Comment: Criminal Jury Instructions

A new proposal to revise the criminal jury instructions has been posted to the Invitations to Comment page. Deadline to comment: Dec. 27.

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Invitation to Apply for Civic Learning Award

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye invites applications for  a 2022 Civic Learning Award. Deadline: Feb. 4, 2022.  MORE