Special Announcement

Posted Friday, May 29, 2020

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Coronavirus Updates

The Judicial Council continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus situation. Courts have been advised to follow guidance provided by the Department of Public Health, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the spread of the virus. Updates will be communicated through local court websites as appropriate.

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May 04, 2020

Invitations to Comment

Over a dozen forms and rules are currently open for public comment including civil, small claims, and criminal procedures. Comments can be submitted online. The deadline for all comments: June 9, 2020

Apr 07, 2020

Judicial Council Adopts New Rules to Lower Jail Population, Suspend Evictions and Foreclosures

“Together we must play our part in “flattening the curve” for our state and nation as this pandemic evolves,” said Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye. “But we also must preserve the rule of law, to protect the rights and liberties of all Californians, as all state government strives to protect their health and wellbeing.”
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Potential Budget Reductions

"The judicial branch is prepared to work with the Governor and the Legislature as we all try to maintain services for the public we serve," the Chief Justice said. Read her full statement.