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Apr 28, 2021

Social Media Advice for Judges

An advisory opinion from the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) concludes that judges may use social media to make law-related statements, but cautioned that social media communications are governed by the same ethical rules as other judicial conduct.

Apr 27, 2021

Bills That Could Affect Courts

This latest update to the chart showing the status of legislation on which the Judicial Council’s Legislation Committee has taken a position was recently posted on the Court-Related Legislation page.

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Chief Justice Honors Schools for Civics Education


Chief Justice and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will host a virtual meeting with schools receiving this year's Civic Learning Award of Excellence. MORE