Judicial Council Index

Explore this single-page reference of informational highlights about the Judicial Council and its many initiatives, programs, and accomplishments.


Priorities and Initiatives

Strategic direction, public policy challenges, services, programs, and key judicial branch initiatives.


People and Processes

How the Judicial Council does its business.



Trace the leadership, progress of historical reforms in judicial administration and the milestones in the California court system, the largest in the nation.

  • Timeline
    Accomplishments of the Chief Justice and Judicial Council since 2011
  • Historic Member Rosters (1926-2015)
  • Judicial Council Profile (2006)
    Provides general information about the council's organization and structure, history, accomplishments, goals, and challenges.
  • Committed to Justice: The Rise of Judicial Administration in California (2002)
    The first history of judicial administration in California documents the most significant milestones in the construction of the largest court system in the nation.
  • Annual Reports Archive (1998-2010)
    Annual reports summarized Judicial Council achievements and court workload information for the fiscal year
  • State Court Outlook (1998)
    This annual report includes the history of state trial court funding as it was enacted and implemented.
  • Trial Court Funding Workgroup
    History of the workgroup that evaluated the state's progress in achieving the goals outlined in the Lockyer-Isenberg Trial Court Funding Act of 1997.
  • Trial Court Unification
    Information on trial court unification, including a table showing the unification dates for all trial courts.


Reports, References, and Statistics

Facts, data, and analysis on branch resources, caseloads, and operations and policy efforts.


Justice Partners

The council partners with other governmental entities and advocacy groups in pursuit of equal access to justice for all Californians.  Here are links to top statewide partners; numerous other entities also collaborate at many levels of government.