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Nov 30, 2021

Updated Rules of Court

Adopted at its Oct. 1 and Nov. 19 meetings, the council adopted amendments to the California Rules of Court that become effective Jan 1. The changes are posted to the New & Amended Rules page.

Nov 30, 2021

Invitations to Comment: Criminal Jury Instructions

A new proposal to revise the criminal jury instructions has been posted to the Invitations to Comment page. Deadline to comment: Dec. 27.

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Invitation to Apply for Civic Learning Award

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye invites applications for  a 2022 Civic Learning Award. Deadline: Feb. 4, 2022.  MORE