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Posted Thursday, April 23, 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.

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Apr 07, 2020

Judicial Council Adopts New Rules to Lower Jail Population, Suspend Evictions and Foreclosures

“Together we must play our part in “flattening the curve” for our state and nation as this pandemic evolves,” said Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye. “But we also must preserve the rule of law, to protect the rights and liberties of all Californians, as all state government strives to protect their health and wellbeing.”
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State of the Judiciary

Chief Justice delivered her annual address on Mar 10 at the state capitol in Sacramento. She called California courts “centers for social justice,” and promised a study of actions to help address homeless crisis. video – transcript – photos