From the Chief Justice

Jan 10, 2017

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

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Response to Proposed Budget 
On the Governor's proposal for the 2017-18 judicial branch budget, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye stated, "Given the uncertainties in the state’s budget in the coming fiscal year, Governor Brown’s proposed budget for the judicial branch is prudent." 



$25 Million Grant Program for Trial and Appellate Courts

The Judicial Council is administering a $25 million grant program intended to promote innovation, modernization, and efficiency in trial and appellate courts. The Judicial Council received numerous grant applications and will award grants to trial and appellate courts by March 30, 2017. For information about the grant program, visit the program page.

Traffic/Infraction Amnesty Program

An amnesty program in California is now discounting traffic and non-traffic infractions that were due on or before Jan 1, 2013, and is helping those seeking driver's license reinstatements. The program runs through March 31, 2017. For information and links to local court websites, visit the program page.

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Of Current Interest

Feb 22, 2017

Online Self-Help

Use the California Courts' online self-help portal to find legal information and free or low-cost legal help.
Feb 16, 2017

Civic Learning Award Winners

More than 50 California public elementary, middle, and high schools are being recognized for their commitment to civic education.
Feb 01, 2017

Update on Language Access to Courts

The Judicial Council's task force on language access held a public meeting Jan 30. See photos and video from the meeting to learn about video remote interpreting, better signage, and more.
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