One of the fundamental principles behind our legal process is the requirement that proceedings be conducted in open court. That means, that with only a few exceptions, all civil and criminal proceedings within our trial courts are conducted under the watchful eye of the people the system serves.

In the Ninth Circuit we take the public’s access to justice very seriously and feel it is very important for all citizens to know and understand how our courts work. That’s why you’ll find under News and Events, the most current information about the Ninth Judicial Circuit including upcoming outreach programs, town hall meetings and information on high profile cases.