Special Announcement

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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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

Jan 22, 2021

Council Allocates $25 Million to Address Case Delays Due to COVID-19

At its Jan. 22 meeting, the council also approved the expansion of an online pilot program enabling low-income litigants to request reductions in traffic infraction fines and fees remotely.

Jan 20, 2021

Comment: Work Group Addressing Bias in Court Proceedings

The Chief Justice’s work group addressing bias in court proceedings invites ideas and perspectives related to the duty to eliminate bias in court proceedings. Deadline to comment: Feb. 12.

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Civic Learning Awards

The application for the 2021 Civic Learning Award is now available. This is the ninth consecutive year the Chief Justice has co-sponsored the award with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.