Open to the Public (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 10.6(a))
Ronald M. George State Office Complex
William C. Vickrey Judicial Council Conference Center
Malcolm M. Lucas Board Room
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
October 25-26, 2012 Judicial Council Meeting Public Meeting Audio Archive (MP3)
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Closed Session 10:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Lunch Break 12:40 - 2:00 p.m. (approx.)
2:00–2:05 p.m. Swearing in of New Council Members and the Administrative Director of the Courts
2:05-2:20 p.m. Recognition of Departing Advisory Committee Chairs
2:20-2:40 p.m. Public Comment
[See Cal. Rules of Court, rules 10.6(d) and 10.6(e).]
2:40-2:45 p.m. Approval of Minutes (August 30-31, 2012, JC Meetings)
2:45-2:55 p.m. Chief Justice's Report
2:55-3:05 p.m. Administrative Director's Report
3:05-3:20 p.m. Judicial Council Committee Presentations
- Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee
Hon. Marvin R. Baxter, Chair
- Executive and Planning Committee
Hon. Douglas P. Miller, Chair
- Rules and Projects Committee
Hon. Judith Ashmann-Gerst, Vice Chair
- Technology Committee
Hon. James E. Herman, Chair
Item 1 - 3:20-4:00 p.m.
Judicial Branch: Report and Recommendations from 2011 Summit on Judicial Diversity (Action Required)
Break 4:00-4:15 p.m.
Item 2 - 4:15-4:35 p.m.
Judicial Workload Assessment: 2012 Update of the Need for New Judgeships in the Superior Courts (Action Required)
Item 3 - 4:35-4:45 p.m.
Judicial Branch Administration: Reduced Annual Membership Dues for the National Center for State Courts (Action Required)
Item 4 - 4:45-4:55 p.m.
Judicial Council Report on Distinguished Service Award Recipients (Action Required)
Item 5 - 4:55-5:10 p.m.
Adoption and Permanency Month: Judicial Council Resolution (Action Required)
Items A1-A30 Rules, Forms and Standards
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Judicial Arbitration (Action Required)
Appellate Procedure: Appointment of Appellate Counsel in Juvenile Delinquency Appeals (Action Required)
Appellate Procedure: Contents of the Normal Record in Criminal Appeals (Action Required)
Appellate Procedure: Copies of Briefs in Civil Appeals in the Court of Appeal Served on the Supreme Court (Action Required)
Appellate Procedure: Premature or Late Notice of Intent to File a Writ Petition in a Juvenile Dependency Proceeding (Action Required)
Appellate Procedure: Recoverable Costs on Appeal (Action Required)
Appellate Procedure: Reference to Fee Amounts for Filing Notice of Appeal (Action Required)
Appellate Procedure: Transmission of Administrative Records on Appeal (Action Required)
Court Records: Creation, Maintenance, and Preservation of Court of Appeal Records (Action Required)
Civil and Small Claims
Civil Discovery: Form Interrogatories for Construction Litigation (Action Required)
Civil Practice and Procedure: Notice of Conditional Settlement (Action Required)
Civil Trials: Voir Dire Rules of Court (Action Required)
Small Claims: Forms to Address Default in Payment of Judgment in Installments (Action Required)
Criminal Justice Realignment: Felony Waiver and Plea Form (Action Required)
Criminal Justice Realignment: Intercounty Transfer Procedures (Action Required)
Criminal Justice Realignment: Procedures to Revoke Parole and Postrelease Community Supervision (Action Required)
Criminal Procedure: Transcripts of Notification of Appeal Rights (Action Required)
Family and Juvenile Law
Family Law: Correcting Substantive Issues in Forms for Dissolution of Domestic Partnership or Marriage (Action Required)
Family Law: Proof of Service by Posting or Publication (Action Required)
Juvenile Dependency: Counsel Collections Program (Action Required)
Juvenile Law: Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (Action Required)
Probate and Guardianship
Probate: Notice to Creditors in Decedents’ Estates (Action Required)
Probate Conservatorship and Guardianship: Financial Eligibility for County Payment for Counsel Appointed by the Court in Proceedings Under the Guardianship-Conservatorship Law (Action Required)
Probate Guardianships: Communications Between California Courts on Guardianship Venue Issues (Action Required)
Probate Guardianships: Testimony and Alternatives to Testimony of Wards and Proposed Wards in Guardianship Cases (Action Required)
Protective Orders: Emergency Protective Order Form (Action Required)
Protective Orders: Notice of New Hearing and Order on Reissuance (Action Required)
Rules and Forms: Technical Change to Title of Rule 10.301 (Action Required)
Trial and Appellate Court Procedure: Contact Information for Parties and Attorneys (Action Required)
Trial Court Security: Petitions Under Government Code Section 69926 (Action Required)
Collaborative Justice Project: Substance Abuse Focus Grant Funding Allocation Recommendations for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 (Action Required)
Judicial Branch Administration: Audit Reports for Judicial Council Acceptance (Action Required)
Proposed Allocation for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Judicial Council Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Local Assistance (Action Required)
Allocations and Reimbursements to Trial Courts: Annual Report to the Legislature (Action Required)
Item F - 8:30-8:50 a.m.
Judicial Branch Education: Final Report on the 2010–2012 CJER Governing Committee Education Plan (No Action Required)
Item G - 8:50-10:05 a.m.
Court Facilities: Indefinite Delay of Seven SB 1407 Projects Due to Funding Redirections and Recommendations Related to Pegasus Audit Report (Action Required)
Break - 10:05-10:20 (approx.)
Item H - 10:20-11:10 a.m.
State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund Allocations: Statewide Programs and Projects (Action Required)
Item I - 11:10a.m.-1:10p.m
Trial Court Trust Fund Allocations: 2 Percent Reserve (Action Required)
Lunch - 1:10-1:40p.m. (approx.)
Status Update on the Implementation of Judicial Council Approved AOC Realignment Recommendations
Court Facilities: Lease-Revenue Bond Issuances, Fall 2011–Spring 2012
Family Law: Court Employed Child Custody Mediators’ Working Files
Government Code Section 68106: Implementation and Notice by Trial Courts of Closing Courtrooms or Clerks’ Offices or Reducing Clerks’ Office Hours (Report No. 15)
Judicial Administration Standards and Measures That Promote the Fair and Efficient Administration of Justice
Court Facilities: Trial Court Facility Modifications Quarterly Activity Report: Quarter 1, Fiscal Year 2012-2013
Trial Courts: Annual Investment Report for Fiscal Year 2011-2012
Trial Court Trust Fund Expenditures and Encumbrances: Quarterly Report to the Legislature and the Department of Finance
Trial Court Trust Fund Allocation: Final $235 Million Reduction Based on Ending 2011–2012 Fund Balance