Judicial Council of California

The Judicial Council of California is the administrative policy-setting body for the state judicial system. The council regularly seeks comment from persons and organizations interested in proposals related to judicial administration. Many of the proposals recommend changes to the California Rules of Court, Standards of Judicial Administration, Judicial Council forms, California Civil and Criminal Jury Instructions, and Judicial Council sponsored legislation.

The proposals are for comment only

The proposals have not been approved by the Judicial Council and are not intended to represent the views of the council. These proposals are circulated for comment purposes only. Please distribute the proposals to persons in your court or organization interested in commenting.

Importance of the Comment Process

We encourage you to review the proposals carefully. The comment process is vitally important to the work of the Judicial Council. Proposals are frequently revised because of the comments received. Your comments will make a valuable contribution to the council's decision-making process.

How a Proposal Becomes a Rule - Fact Sheet

Schedule for Rules and Forms Proposals