May 28, 2020

Budget Notice

Presiding Judges, Court Executive Officers and Fiscal Contacts:

At its business meeting on July 19, 2019, the Judicial Council made 2019-20 Trial Court Trust Fund and General Fund allocations to the trial courts.  The attached workbook provides both a simple and complex display of each court’s recommended base and one-time allocations, and the Allocations by GL tab includes a breakout by associated General Ledger account to assist courts in budgeting the allocations for the Schedule 1. 

Note: The preliminary one-time reduction for fund balances above the 1% cap will be brought before the council no later than its business meeting on September 23—24, 2019.

The Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee’s reports to the council provides helpful discussion and detail behind the allocations, and can be viewed by following the links below on the California Courts website:

In addition, please note the final reduction for fund balances above the 1% cap will occur following Judicial Council approval at its business meeting on January 14—15, 2019 based on courts’ final 2018-19 year-end fund balance information.

As a reminder, California Rule of Court 10.620(f) requires trial courts to provide notice no later than 15 court days after “[r]eceipt of the annual allocation of the trial court budget from the Judicial Council after enactment of the Budget Act.” Since this email serves as notification of courts’ annual allocation for 2019-20, courts must provide notice no later than Friday, August 9, 2019. 

Examples of what can be done to provide notice and comply with the rule include (but are not limited to): 

        (a)  Posting this email and Attachment A of the attached workbook; or
        (b)  Posting the links to the July 19, 2019 Judicial Council reports.
Should you have any questions about these allocations or CRC 10.620(f) compliance, please contact Melissa Ng at or via telephone at 916-263-1754.

Thank you,

Michele Allan, Budget Supervisor
Budget Services l Administrative Division
Judicial Council of California
2850 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95833-3509
916-263-1374 l l


Last updated: August 01, 2019 4:26 PM