Court Reporter Shortage Crisis in California

Each day across California, tens of thousands of court hearings are held. Lawyersargue, witnesses testify, litigants tell their stories and judges make decisions. Whatmany people do not appreciate is the crucial role played by a court reporter:creating and preserving a verbatim record of those exchanges. As a chronicshortage of court reporters reaches crisis levels, the …

Solano County Civil Grand Jury Announces Recruitment For 2022-2023

The Solano County Board of Supervisors has declared February as Civil Grand Jury Month, celebrating a history of Civil Grand Juries that precedes our nation’s history. Civil Grand Juries were established to oversee the functions of local governments to ensure they are functioning to the best advantage of the community. During its tenure in Solano …

North Bay Trial Courts Announce Judicial Mentor Program

The Superior Courts of Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties jointly announce the establishment of a judicial mentor program, a regional collaboration in partnership with the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, to advance the shared goal of an inclusive judiciary that reflects California’s diversity. Governor Newsom launched the program in July, comprised of an appellate …

After Hours Election Procedures

Fairfield, California – The Superior Court of California, County of Solano provides notice of the availability of after-hours court relief. Those seeking urgent, after-hours, election-related court relief on Election Day are required to contact the Registrar of Voters or the Secretary of State. Contact information is available for county information at: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices/ and the Secretary …

Press Release COVID Operations

SOLANO SUPERIOR COURT – COVID-19 OPERATIONSFairfield, California – In response to the spike in COVID-19 cases and the recent stay-at-home order for the Bay Area Region, the Superior Court of Solano County further limits court operations in an effort to limit the risk of exposure and transmission of COVID-19. Presiding Judge Donna L. Stashyn, pursuant …

Order Limiting Courthouse Access

PRESIDING JUDGE DONNA STASHYN ISSUES ORDER TO LIMITTHE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ALLOWED IN SOLANO COUNTYCOURTHOUSES AMID SPIKE IN COUNTY AND STATEWIDECOVID-19 INFECTIONS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, public access to courthouses is restricted to authorized persons only and measures to enforce social distancing in courthouse hallways and courtrooms will be strictly enforced as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge …

Ichikawa Appointed to Advisory Committee

ICHIKAWA APPOINTED TO ADVISORY COMMITTEE Fairfield, CaliforniaThe Superior Court of California, County of Solano, is pleased to announce that Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Elizabeth Ichikawa to the California Professional Fiduciaries Advisory Committee. Ms. Ichikawa is the Supervising Investigator for the Court. Ms. Ichikawa said, “I am honored to be appointed to the advisory committee …

State Health Officials Release New Guidance

State health officials release new guidance, County encourages businesses to develop reopening plans SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Public Health released new guidance today, giving Solano County Public Health officials authority to amend the County’s stay-at-home health order to allow some additional business sectors to reopen starting on Friday, June 12. According to …

Updated Actions in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

THE SUPERIOR COURT OF SOLANO COUNTY ANNOUNCES UPDATED ACTIONS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATED: May 15, 2020Theorder of the Solano County Health Officer to shelter in place was modified May 7, 2020. The Governor’s Executive Order to shelter in place continues to apply to Solano County.Emergency Rules adopted by the Judicial Council on April …