All California state courts will close Wednesday, April 21 as a cost-saving measure to help courts cope with unprecedented budget reductions in the judicial branch of government.
These state courts will be closed Wednesday: the Supreme Court of California, the Courts of Appeal, and the superior courts in each of California’s 58 counties. The Administrative Office of the Courts also will be closed.
At an emergency public meeting in July 2009, the Judicial Council approved the court closures on the third Wednesday of each month starting in September 2009 and continuing through June 2010. The closures were authorized by Government Code section 68106, passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor.
At a special meeting in January 2010, the council voted to continue the court closures through June 2010, because of the severity of the state’s economic crisis and the judicial branch budget reductions.
Chaired by Chief Justice Ronald M. George, the council also reaffirmed its commitment to seek adequate resources from the Governor and Legislature to avoid statewide court closures in the next fiscal year.
Court closure days are to be counted as holidays for the purpose of computing time for statutory deadlines. See the full report approved by the Judicial Council and posted at