Community Outreach

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The California Courts and the Judicial Council recognize the importance of listening to the public. Efforts to improve the courts are ongoing, and engaging with court leaders and surveying the general public are top priorities.  See below for more information on recent projects and how the Courts are helping and listening to you. 

What's New

Opinions as the Voice of the Court cover"Opinions as the Voice of the Court" discusses how state high courts can communicate effectively and promote procedural fairness. The paper, developed by members of the Harvard Executive Session for State Court Leaders, features ways appellate courts are enhancing understanding of opinions. These include:

• plain-language summaries
• accommodating public interest and   media requests
• public outreach

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Contact Info

For more information about the Procedural Fairness Initiative, and Trust & Confidence, contact:

Douglas G. Denton
Judicial Council of California

Procedural Fairness in California

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This publication, prepared by the Center for Court Innovation, highlights initiatives, challenges and recommendations in California’s civil and traffic courts to enhance and improve public perception of procedural fairness. 
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