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Futures Commission Releases Final Report

April 27, 2017

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye recently received the final report from the Commission on the Future of California’s Court System (Futures Commission). The 290-page report lays out 13 recommendations from working groups that address several aspects of the court system. 

In 2014, the Chief Justice established the Futures Commission to take a comprehensive look at the way trial courts are serving the people of California. The Commission was instructed to creatively think about how court operations could be improved and streamlined.

The five working groups were created to study various parts of court organization: civil and small claims, criminal and traffic law and procedures, family and juvenile law, fiscal and administrative operations, and technology. Working groups gathered information and then studied what current practices cost, what savings might be achieved, and what interim costs would be required to make a proposed change.

For additional information and a copy of the report please click here.

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