Special Announcement

Posted Wednesday, September 23, 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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Of Current Interest

Jun 10, 2020

Some Emergency Measures Rescinded as California and Courts Expand Reopening

Effective June 20, the council voted to end the COVID-19 emergency bail schedule that set presumptive bail at $0 for people accused of lower-level crimes, and California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye rescinded her statewide order (extending time for defendants to be arraigned.

Jul 24, 2020

Judicial Council to Distribute Trial Court Funds Based on Workload, Need

At its July 24 meeting, the council approved state budget funds for the trial courts based on its established workload formula and increased need due to pandemic-related backlogs.
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Statement on Signed Budget

"The initial budget for the coming fiscal year is not a surprise based on what the Governor laid out in his May Revise." The Chief Justice said. Read her full statement.