Special Announcement

Posted Sunday, October 25, 2020

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Coronavirus Updates

The Judicial Council continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus situation. Courts have been advised to follow guidance provided by the Department of Public Health, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the spread of the virus. Updates will be communicated through local court websites as appropriate.

Court by Court Summary of Operations/Services Changes in Response to COVID-19

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Of Current Interest

Oct 14, 2020

Supreme Court Appointee Hearing

The Commission on Judicial Appointments will hold a public hearing Nov. 10 to consider Governor Newsom’s nomination to the California Supreme Court: Justice Martin Jenkins (Ret.). The hearing will be webcast live on the California Courts Newsroom.

Oct 21, 2020

Traffic: Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules

The council’s Traffic Advisory Committee invites comment on a proposal to update the Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules that will become effective Jan. 1. The proposal is posted on the Invitations to Comment page of the California Courts website. Deadline to comment: Oct. 28.

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Civic Learning Awards

The application for the 2021 Civic Learning Award is now available. This is the ninth consecutive year the Chief Justice has co-sponsored the award with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.