Understanding Government – What is the Judicial Council of California?
Posted May 8, 2019 in Court Updates
The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts, the largest court system in the nation. Under the leadership of the Chief Justice and in accordance with the California Constitution, the council is responsible for ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice. Judicial Council staff implements the council’s policies.
The Chief Justice is the leader of the state’s third branch of government, the Judicial Branch. In addition to her role on the California Supreme Court, her constitutional duties include serving as chair of the Judicial Council and chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments. Listen in as our Chief Justice gives an explanation of the Judicial Council.
Interested in learning more? Check out the California Courts Newsroom page and watch as the Chief Justice and the Administrative Director share answers to common questions about the policymaking body of the judicial branch.