Futures Commission Seeks Input on Court System

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Contact: <a href="mailto:blaine.corren@jud.ca.gov">Blaine Corren</a>, 415-865-7740

November 7, 2014

Futures Commission Seeks Input on California Court System

Deadline to complete survey: December 5

SAN FRANCISCO—The Commission on the Future of California’s Court System created an online survey to seek broad input on recommendations to improve the California court system. The Commission is soliciting suggestions from the public, attorneys, judicial officers, court staff, law enforcement and all branch stakeholders on ways to make the California judicial branch more efficient and effective.

“The commission is particularly interested in identifying outdated laws, systems, or practices and proposals for new approaches, such as the use of technology, that will improve court services and save time and resources in the long term,” said Justice Carol A. Corrigan, an associate justice of the California Supreme Court and chair of the commission. “The goal of the survey is to ensure that we’re focused on today’s most pressing priorities. All ideas are welcome.”

The deadline to complete the online survey is Friday, December 5. Please refer any questions to FuturesCommission@jud.ca.gov.

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye created the Commission on the Future of California’s Court System to study and make recommendations to improve the state’s court operations and accessibility. In the next two years, the commission will examine ways to increase the efficiency of adjudicating cases in civil, criminal, traffic, juvenile, and family law matters, as well as ways to enhance the underfunded court system’s fiscal stability.