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Judicial Branch Legislative and Budget Priorities

Use the links below to learn more about the legislative priorities identified by the Judicial Council in the coming year. For additional information, see Media and Publications Resources.

Overview of Current Judicial Branch Legislative Priorities


Funding California Courts: Share key messages with decisionmakers about the need to invest in the judicial branch budget. 

California Judicial Branch Budget Priorities: To learn more about how the court system is funded and about the impacts of the continuing budget crisis in the California courts see Budget & Finance.


Trial Court Facilities

Improving Public Access and Safety in Courthouses - Completing What We Started

  • Fact Sheet: Costs of Delay: Judicial Branch Court Construction Program (Senate Bill 1407)
  • The Office of Court Construction Management (OCCM) manages new construction, renovations, maintenance, and real estate for trial and appellate courts throughout the state.
  • The Facilities Web page offers information regarding courthouse projects, facilities news, and reports and resources about legislation, facilities planning, and policy, among other topics.

New Judgeships and SJO Conversions

Judgeships: Recommendations on California's Growing Population and Court Workload