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Of Current Interest

Jun 04, 2024

Invitations to Comment: Juror and Prospective Juror Oaths

The Judicial Council seeks comment on Legislative Proposals to use plain language when administering the oaths to jurors and prospective jurors. Deadline to comment: July 12
Jun 11, 2024

Pride Month: Alameda County Judge Victoria Kolakowski

In the first of three Pride Month features, we highlight Judge Kolakowski, the first transgender judge in California and the first transgender person to serve as a trial court judge of general jurisdiction in the U.S.


California Courts Newsroom

Chief Justice announces the nomination period is open for the Distinguished Service Awards, the highest awards presented by the Judicial Council.
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