Special Announcement

Posted Monday, July 13, 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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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Some Emergency Measures Rescinded as California and Courts Expand Reopening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presumptive bail at $0 for people accused of lower-level crimes, and California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye rescinded her statewide order (extending time for defendants to be arraigned.

Jun 04, 2020

Council Working Group Releases Pandemic Recovery Resource Guide for Courts

The guide addresses more than 200 questions and topics identified by the working group and contains a range of resources to address challenges related to facilities, personnel, jury management, case management and processing, and communications.  
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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.