Past Proposals

The proposals on this page have circulated for comment. Most of them were subsequently submitted to the Judicial Council for action. To see how the Judicial Council acted on a proposal, please visit the council’s meeting page, where meeting materials and minutes are available.

In general, if a proposal has a suggested January 1 effective date, it would most likely be on the council’s October agenda; if it has a July 1 effective date, it would most likely be on the April agenda.

For more information, please see How a Proposal Becomes a Rule (PDF).

Archive of Past Proposals for Public Comment
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Ethics Standards for Neutral Arbitrators in Contractual Arbitration (PDF, 225 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-01

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Alternative Dispute Resolution: Judicial Arbitration (PDF, 254 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-01

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Judicial Arbitration (PDF, 95 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-01

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Ethics Standards for Neutral Arbitrators in Contractual Arbitration (PDF, 182 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-02

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Mediator's Statement of Agreement or Nonagreement and Statistical Reports to Judicial Council (PDF, 154 KB)
Item Number: W11-01

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Judicial Arbitration Statutes (PDF, 30 KB)
Item Number: LEG10-06

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Order Appointing Referee (PDF, 135 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-03

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Mediator's Statement of Agreement or Nonagreement and Statistical Reports to Judicial Council (PDF, 138 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-02

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Case Management Statement (PDF, 317 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-01

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Qualifications of Mediators in Court-Connected Mediation for General Civil Cases (PDF, 199 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-01

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Access to Hearings and Records in Proceedings Before Temporary Judges and Referees (PDF, 210 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-02

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Procedures for Addressing Complaints About Court-Program Mediators for Civil Cases (PDF, 478 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-10

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Procedures for Addressing Complaints About Court-Program Mediators for Civil Cases (PDF, 369 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-11

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mandatory Settlement Conferences (PDF, 294 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-12

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Access to Hearings and Records in Proceedings Before Temporary Judges and Referees (PDF, 526 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-13

Appellate

Appellate Procedure: Confidential Records (PDF, 163 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-01

Appellate Procedure: Extensions of Time to File Briefs (PDF, 205 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-02

Appellate Procedure: Judicial Notice Requests (PDF, 126 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-03

Appellate Procedure: Record in Juvenile Appeals (PDF, 86 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-04

Fee Waivers: Payments Over Time and Fees Included in Initial Fee Waiver (PDF, 487 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-05

CEQA Actions: Rules to Implement SB 743 (PDF, 197 KB)
Item Number: W14-02

Appellate Procedure: Appellate Division Rules and Forms (PDF, 1201 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-02

Appellate Court Procedure: Defaults in Procuring Record and Completion of the Record in Civil Appeals (PDF, 104 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-04

Appellate Procedure: Civil Case Information Statement (PDF, 69 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-03

Appellate Procedure: Number of Copies of Filed Documents (PDF, 86 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-05

Appellate Procedure: Preparation of Transcripts in Felony and Juvenile Appeals (PDF, 80 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-06

Appellate Procedure: Reporter’s Transcripts in Civil Appeals (PDF, 194 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-07

Appellate Procedure: Sealed Records (PDF, 262 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-08

Appellate Procedure: Signatures on Filed Documents (PDF, 77 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-09

Appellate Procedure: Writ Proceedings (PDF, 107 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-10

Appellate Procedure: Appointment of Appellate Counsel in Juvenile Delinquency Appeals (PDF, 134 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-02

Appellate Procedure: Contents of normal record in criminal appeals (PDF, 86 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-03

Appellate Procedure: Review of California Environmental Quality Act Cases Under Public Resources Code Sections 21178–21189.3 (PDF, 158 KB)
Item Number: W12-01

Appellate Procedure: Premature or Late Notice of Intent to File Writ Petition in Juvenile Dependency Proceeding (PDF, 95 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-04

Appellate Procedure: Transmission of Administrative Records on Appeal (PDF, 127 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-05

Appellate Procedure: Costs on Appeal (PDF, 58 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-06

Appellate Court Administration: Court of Appeal Records (PDF, 134 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-07

Appellate Procedure: Copies of Briefs in Civil Appeals in the Court of Appeal Served on the Supreme Court (PDF, 66 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-08

Trial and Appellate Court Procedure: Addresses and Telephone Numbers of Parties and Attorneys (PDF, 442 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-09

Appellate Procedure: Filing Fees (PDF, 137 KB)
Item Number: W12-02

Appellate Procedure: Time for filing applications to file amicus curiae briefs (PDF, 117 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-03

Trial and Appellate Court Procedure: Addresses and Telephone Numbers of Parties and Attorneys (PDF, 150 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-04

Appellate Procedure: Time to Appeal (PDF, 145 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-05

Appellate Procedure: Clerk’s Transcript and Civil Case Information Statement (PDF, 387 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-06

Appellate Procedure: Respondent’s Election to Use Appendix (PDF, 98 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-07

Appellate Procedure: Briefs (PDF, 144 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-08

Appellate Procedure: Judicial Notice (PDF, 121 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-09

Appellate Procedure: Bringing New Authorities to the Attention of the Court of Appeal (PDF, 83 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-10

Appellate Procedure: When to Use Initials to Identify Parties in Juvenile Proceedings (PDF, 198 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-11

Juvenile Law: Ensuring Tribal Receipt of Appellate Records (PDF, 152 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-12

Appellate Procedure: Premature or Late Notice of Intent to File Writ Petition in Juvenile Dependency Proceeding (PDF, 188 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-13

Appellate Procedure: Filing, Modification, and Finality of Decisions in Proceedings for Writs of Review of Certain State Agency Decisions (PDF, 199 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-14

Trial and Appellate Procedure: Electronic Recordings Offered Into Evidence (PDF, 95 KB)
Item Number: W11-02

Appellate Procedure: Timeliness of Filings (PDF, 91 KB)
Item Number: W10-01

Appellate Procedure: Record on Appeal (PDF, 37 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-12

Appellate Procedure: Extension of Time to File Notice of Appeal (PDF, 63 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-11

Appellate Procedure: Numbers of Copies of Motions (PDF, 60 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-10

Appellate Procedure: Briefs and Petitions (PDF, 113 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-09

Appellate Procedure: Transfer of Appellate Division Cases to the Court of Appeal (PDF, 114 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-08

Appellate Procedure: Judicial Notice (PDF, 26 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-07

Appellate Procedure: Clerks Transcript in Civil Appeals (PDF, 68 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-06

Appellate Procedure: Civil Case Information Statement (PDF, 56 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-05

Trial and Appellate Procedure: Electronic Recordings Offered Into Evidence (PDF, 37 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-04

Appellate Procedure: Time for Filing Notice of Appeal in a Civil Case (PDF, 83 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-03

Appellate Procedure: Civil Case Information Statement (PDF, 85 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-04

Appellate Procedure: Record on Appeal (PDF, 219 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-05

Appellate Procedure: Time for Filing Briefs (PDF, 379 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-06

Appellate Procedure: Petitions for Writs of Supersedeas (PDF, 95 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-07

Appellate Procedure: Time for Review of Decisions Regarding Request for Accommodations (PDF, 87 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-08

Civil Actions: Notice of Entry of Judgment or Order (PDF, 344 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-09

Appellate Procedure: Appeals and Writ Proceedings in Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency Cases (PDF, 272 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-10

Appellate Procedure: Videoconferencing Oral Argument in the Superior Court Appellate Division (PDF, 134 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-11

Appellate Procedure: Petition for Review (PDF, 66 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-01

Appellate Procedure: Proceedings for Writ of Mandate, Certiorari, and Prohibition (PDF, 134 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-02

Appellate Procedure: Habeas Corpus Proceedings (PDF, 97 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-03

Appellate Procedure: Certificate of Interested Entities and Persons (PDF, 324 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-04

Appellate Procedure: Briefs (PDF, 321 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-05

Appellate Procedure: Record on Appeal (PDF, 400 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-06

Appellate Procedure: Miscellaneous Appellate Division Rules and Form (PDF, 329 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-07

Appellate Procedure: Judicial Notice (PDF, 62 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-08

Appellate Procedure: Service and Filing (PDF, 376 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-09

Appellate Procedures: Remittitur, Costs and Sanctions in Appeals and Writ Proceedings (PDF, 1365 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-01

Appellate Procedure: Records in Civil and Criminal Cases (PDF, 828 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-02

Appellate Procedure: Certificate of Interested Entities and Persons (PDF, 543 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-03

Appellate Procedure: Petitions for Writs of Supersedeas (PDF, 496 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-04

Appellate Procedure: Miscellaneous Appellate Rules (PDF, 304 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-05

Appellate Procedure: Applications to File Amicus Briefs in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court (PDF, 289 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-06

Appellate Procedure: Notices of Appeal and Notices of Various Defaults (PDF, 299 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-07

Rules Applicable to All Courts: Construction of Rules When There Are Applicable Statutory Requirements and Format of Citations (PDF, 741 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-08

Appellate Procedure: Rules and Forms for the Superior Court Appellate Divisions (PDF, 2088 KB)
Item Number: SP07-18

Appellate Procedure: Copies of Briefs in Civil Appeals (PDF, 72 KB)
Item Number: SP07-19

Civil and Small Claims

Fee Waivers: Payments Over Time and Fees Included in Initial Fee Waiver (PDF, 487 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-05

Telephone Appearances: Notice for Ex Parte Appearances and Notice Form (PDF, 197 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-06

CEQA Actions: Rules to Implement SB 743 (PDF, 197 KB)
Item Number: W14-02

Civil Forms: Name Change and Gender Change Petitions (PDF, 241 KB)
Item Number: W14-03

Restraining Orders: Update Forms to Reflect Recent Changes in the Law (PDF, 1289 KB)
Item Number: W14-04

Court Administration: Repeal Rules Mandating Use of Recycled Paper (PDF, 101 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-13

Civil Practice and Procedure: Clerk’s Addition of Interest to Judgments (PDF, 70 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-12

Civil Practice and Procedure: Discovery Motions (PDF, 72 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-11

Civil Practice and Procedure: Telephonic Appearances (PDF, 111 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-14

Telephone Appearances: Amendment of the Fee Amount (PDF, 112 KB)
Item Number: SP13-02

Expedited Proposal to Allow Suspension of Mandatory Case Management Rules During Fiscal Crisis (PDF, 88 KB)
Item Number: SP13-01

Civil Forms: Disability Access Litigation Forms for Attorney Advisory and New Alternative Evaluation Conference (PDF, 109 KB)
Item Number: W13-01

Civil Forms: Application for and Notice of Stay and Early Evaluation Conferences in Construction Related Accessibility Claims (PDF, 128 KB)
Item Number: W13-02

Civil Forms: Revision of Wage Garnishment Form Instructions (PDF, 104 KB)
Item Number: W13-03

Civil Forms: Memorandum of Garnishee (PDF, 86 KB)
Item Number: W13-04

Telephone Appearances: Statewide Uniform Fees (PDF, 101 KB)
Item Number: SP11-04

Small Claims: Form to Dismiss and Give Notice of Entry of Dismissal (PDF, 450 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-10

Small Claims: Forms to Address Default in Payment of Judgment in Installments (PDF, 443 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-11

Civil Practice and Procedure: Notice of Conditional Settlement (PDF, 78 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-12

Civil Trials: Voir Dire Rules of Court (PDF, 89 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-13

Discovery: New Form Interrogatories for Construction Litigation (PDF, 508 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-14

Civil Forms: Petitions for Recognition of Change of Gender (PDF, 410 KB)
Item Number: W12-03

Civil Forms: Wage Garnishment Forms Concerning Claims of Exemption (PDF, 331 KB)
Item Number: W12-04

Unlawful Detainer: Form to Be Used to Answer Unlawful Detainer Complaint (PDF, 103 KB)
Item Number: SP11-05

Civil Law: Proposed Clean-Up Legislation on the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (PDF, 189 KB)
Item Number: LEG11-01

Civil Practice and Procedure: Revisions to Request for Dismissal to Address Class Actions and Waived Court Fees (PDF, 417 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-15

Civil Practice and Procedure: Service of Double-Sided Papers (PDF, 139 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-16

Civil Cases: Vexatious Litigants Forms (PDF, 147 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-17

Small Claims: Forms to Request Dismissal and Give Notice of Entry of Dismissal (PDF, 379 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-18

Small Claims: Forms to Address Default in Payment of Judgment in Installments (PDF, 491 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-19

Civil Petitions: Adopt Rule and Forms for Expedited Hearings on Petitions for Relief from Financial Obligations During Active Military Service (PDF, 197 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-20

Civil Forms: Revision of Wage Garnishment Forms to Reflect Priority for Elder and Dependent Adult Financial Abuse Claims (PDF, 193 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-21

Civil Forms: Writ of Execution (PDF, 187 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-22

Civil Forms: Notice of Entry of Dismissal and Proof of Service (PDF, 148 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-23

Civil Trials: Proposed Consent Order for Expedited Jury Trials (PDF, 145 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-24

Civil Trials: Jury Questionnaire for Expedited Jury Trials (PDF, 127 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-25

Civil Law: Subpoena Forms for the Discovery and Production of Electronically Stored Information (PDF, 469 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-26

Protective Orders: Forms To Be Used in Proceedings to Prevent Civil Harassment, Elder Abuse, Private Postsecondary School Violence, and Workplace Violence (PDF, 7797 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-60

Protective Orders: Rule Changes to Reflect and Implement Recent Legislation (PDF, 258 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-61

Telephone Appearances: Statewide Uniform Fees (PDF, 92 KB)
Item Number: SP11-02

Civil Motions: Lodging of Copies of Authorities (PDF, 77 KB)
Item Number: W11-03

Civil Case Coordination: Submission of Assignment Order and Termination of Proceeding (PDF, 304 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-14

Civil Practice and Procedure: Response to Amended Complaint (PDF, 185 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-15

Civil Trials: Expedited Jury Trials (PDF, 211 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-16

Attorney's Fees: Time for Making a Claim in a Civil Case (PDF, 90 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-17

Civil Petitions: Forms for Change of Gender and Issuance of New Birth Certificates (PDF, 286 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-18

Civil Motions: Lodging of Copies of Authorities (PDF, 99 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-19

Judicial Administration: Membership of the Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee (PDF, 31 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-20

Civil Discovery: Deposition Subpoenas in Actions Pending Outside California (PDF, 147 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-12

Name Change: Confidential Name Change Rules and Forms (PDF, 194 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-13

Civil Forms: Attachment Forms, Financial Abuse of Elder or Dependent Adults (PDF, 162 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-14

Civil Forms: Notice of Intent to Appear by Telephone (PDF, 67 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-15

Administrative Record in CEQA Actions (PDF, 625 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-16

Statement of Decision (PDF, 384 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-17

Small Claims Plain-Language Forms (PDF, 1222 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-18

Civil: Fee Waiver Rules and Forms (PDF, 1889 KB)
Item Number: W09-01

Civil Form: Disability Access Litigation (PDF, 63 KB)
Item Number: W09-02

CEQA Actions: Form and Format of Administrative Record (PDF, 84 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-11

Civil: Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel (PDF, 65 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-12

Civil Form: Summons for Cross Complaint (PDF, 323 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-13

State Housing Law: Summons (PDF, 324 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-14

Civil Form: Notice of Entry of Judgment (PDF, 339 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-15

Civil Form: Request for Entry of Default and Request for Dismissal (PDF, 97 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-16

Trial Courts: Release of Court Records (PDF, 59 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-17

Discovery: Geographic Limitations on Deposition Subpoenas (PDF, 362 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-18

Motions in Unlawful Detainers and Other Summary Proceedings Involving Possession of Real Property (PDF, 156 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-19

Civil Form: General Denial (PDF, 323 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-20

Civil: Proof of Service (PDF, 102 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-21

Small Claims: Proof of Service (PDF, 353 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-22

Civil Form: Claims of Exemption (PDF, 79 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-23

Civil: Case Management (PDF, 67 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-24

Civil Form: Case Management Conference Statement (PDF, 88 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-25

Alteration of Judicial Council Forms (PDF, 78 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-26

Court-Appointed Temporary Judges: Application of Rules to Retired Judicial Officers: and Evaluating the Performance of Temporary Judges (PDF, 71 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-27

Court-Appointed Temporary Judges: Recruitment, Selection, and Appointment of Temporary Judges (PDF, 75 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-28

Civil Pretrial Rules (PDF, 173 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-29

Class Actions: Entry of Judgment Following Final Approval of Settlement (PDF, 59 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-30

Electronic Discovery: Legislation and rules (PDF, 178 KB)
Item Number: W08-01

Request and Order to File New Litigation by Vexatious Litigants (PDF, 86 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-09

Small Claims Interpreter Instructions (PDF, 620 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-10

Interpreter's Duties (PDF, 98 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-14

Alteration of Judicial Council Forms (PDF, 241 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-15

Rules Modernization: Updating Antiquated References to "Attachés" in the California Rules of Court (PDF, 35 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-16

Offer to Compromise and Acceptance Under Code of Civil Procedure Section 998 (PDF, 90 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-17

Revised Format for Separate Statements in Support of and in Opposition to Motions for Summary Judgment (PDF, 70 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-18

Protecting Private Information in Public Court Documents (PDF, 105 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-19

Civil Discovery: Requests for Admissions (PDF, 106 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-20

Civil Discovery: Commission to Take Deposition Outside California (PDF, 122 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-21

Special Cycle: Civil Pretrial Rules (PDF, 186 KB)
Item Number: SP07-22

Special Cycle: Telephone Appearances in Civil Cases (PDF, 126 KB)
Item Number: SP07-23

Civil Jury Instructions (CACI)

Civil Jury Instructions (CACI14-02) (PDF, 1776 KB)
Item Number: CACI14-02

Civil Jury Instructions (CACI14-02)

The Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions has posted proposed revisions, additions, and revocations to the Judicial Council civil jury instructions (CACI). Under Rule 10.58 of the California Rules of Court, the advisory committee is responsible for regularly reviewing case law and statutes affecting jury instructions and making recommendations to the Judicial Council for updating, revising, and adding topics to the council's civil jury instructions.

The advisory committee prefers receiving comments in a Word file attached to an e-mail sent to civiljuryinstructions@jud.ca.gov. This form is provided for those who would prefer to submit comments by mail or fax.

Comment form

Civil Jury Instructions (CACI14-01) (PDF, 952 KB)
Item Number: CACI14-01

The Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions has posted proposed revisions, additions, and revocations to the Judicial Council civil jury instructions (CACI). Under Rule 10.58 of the California Rules of Court, the advisory committee is responsible for regularly reviewing case law and statutes affecting jury instructions and making recommendations to the Judicial Council for updating, revising, and adding topics to the council's civil jury instructions.

The advisory committee prefers receiving comments in a Word file attached to an e-mail sent to civiljuryinstructions@jud.ca.gov. This form is provided for those who would prefer to submit comments by mail or fax.

Comment form

Civil Jury Instructions (CACI13-03) (PDF, 937 KB)
Item Number: CACI13-03

The Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions has posted proposed revisions, additions, renumbering, and revocations to the Judicial Council civil jury instructions (CACI). Under Rule 10.58 of the California Rules of Court, the advisory committee is responsible for regularly reviewing case law and statutes affecting jury instructions and making recommendations to the Judicial Council for updating, amending, and adding topics to the council's civil jury instructions.

The advisory committee prefers receiving comments in a Word file attached to an e-mail sent to civiljuryinstructions@jud.ca.gov.  This form is provided for those who would prefer to submit comments by mail or fax.

Comment form

Civil Jury Instructions (CACI13-02) (Harris v. City of Santa Monica) (PDF, 837 KB)
Item Number: CACI13-02

Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) Revisions (PDF, 1793 KB)
Item Number: CACI13-01

Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) (PDF, 1117 KB)
Item Number: CACI12-02

Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) Revisions (PDF, 1270 KB)
Item Number: CACI 12-01

 

Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) Revisions (PDF, 2359 KB)
Item Number: CACI 11-02

New and Revised Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) (PDF, 866 KB)
Item Number: CACI 10-01

Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) New and Revised Instructions (PDF, 2357 KB)
Item Number: CACI 11-01

Item Number:

Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) Revisions (PDF, 1737 KB)
Item Number: CACI07-03

Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) (PDF, 504 KB)
Item Number: CACI07-02

Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) - Winter 2007 Revisions (PDF, 931 KB)
Item Number: CACI07-01

Changes to California Civil Jury Instructions (PDF, 1380 KB)
Item Number: CACI08-01

New and Revised CACI Instructions (PDF, 2927 KB)
Item Number: CACI08-02

New and Revised Civil Jury Instructions (PDF, 1238 KB)
Item Number: CACI09-02

Proposals for Changes to Jury Instructions (PDF, 1386 KB)
Item Number: CACI 09-01

Code of Judicial Ethics

Proposed Amendments to Canon 2C of the Code of Judicial Ethics (PDF, 87 KB)
Item Number: SP14-02

Proposed Amendments to Canon 3E(2) of the Code of Judicial Ethics (PDF, 123 KB)
Item Number: SP12-01

Proposed Amendments to the Terminology Section of the Code of Judicial Ethics (PDF, 116 KB)
Item Number: SP11-06

Proposed Amendments to Canon 2 of the Code of Judicial Ethics (PDF, 90 KB)
Item Number: SP11-07

 

Proposed Amendments to Canon 3 of the Code of Judicial Ethics (PDF, 226 KB)
Item Number: SP11-08

Proposed Amendments to Canon 4 of the Code of Judicial Ethics (PDF, 152 KB)
Item Number: SP11-09

Proposed Amendments to Canon 5 of the Code of Judicial Ethics (PDF, 119 KB)
Item Number: SP11-10

Proposed Amendments to the Code of Judicial Ethics (PDF, 361 KB)
Item Number: SP07-02, SP07-03, SP07-04, SP07-05, SP07-06, SP07-07, SP07-08

Conflicts of Interest for Judges With Administrative Responsibilities (PDF, 39 KB)
Item Number: SP08-04

Communications With Corrections Officials (PDF, 68 KB)
Item Number: SP08-03

Court Interpreters

Revisions and Updates to INT Forms (PDF, 425 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-31

Court Technology
Criminal

Criminal Justice Realignment: Imposition of Mandatory Supervision (PDF, 99 KB)
Item Number: SP14-08

The Criminal Law Advisory Committee proposes amendments to rules 4.411 and 4.411.5 of the California Rules of Court and adoption of a new rule to govern the imposition of mandatory supervision under Penal Code section 1170(h)(5), including criteria for court consideration and contents and requirements for related probation reports. The proposal was developed in response to recent legislation that requires the Judicial Council to adopt these rules by January 1, 2015.

Criminal Justice Realignment: Petitions for Revocation of Supervision (PDF, 164 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-07

Criminal Justice Realignment: Petition and Order for Dismissal (PDF, 283 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-08

Criminal Procedure: Criminal Protective Order Forms (PDF, 968 KB)
Item Number: W14-05

Criminal Justice Realignment: Petitions for Revocation (PDF, 140 KB)
Item Number: SP13-06

Criminal Justice Realignment: Warrants for Supervised Persons (PDF, 72 KB)
Item Number: SP13-04

Juvenile Law and Criminal Law: Order for Restitution and Abstract of Judgment (PDF, 392 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-29

Criminal Cases: Encouraging Local Mental Health Protocols and Adding Stakeholders to Currently Mandated Meetings (PDF, 99 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-16

Proposed Legislation: Criminal Procedure: Intercounty Probation Case Transfers (PDF, 62 KB)
Item Number: LEG13-01

Proposed Legislation: Criminal Procedure: Misdemeanor Contempt by Jurors (PDF, 62 KB)
Item Number: LEG13-02

Criminal Procedure: Petition and Order for Dismissal (PDF, 131 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-15

Criminal Justice Realignment: Minimum Contents of Parole Revocation Reports (PDF, 132 KB)
Item Number: W13-06

Criminal Justice Realignment: Procedure to Revoke Postrelease Community Supervision (PDF, 443 KB)
Item Number: SP12-07

Criminal Justice Realignment: Intercounty Transfer Procedures (PDF, 168 KB)
Item Number: SP12-08

Criminal Justice Realignment: Felony Waiver and Plea Form (PDF, 196 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-15

Criminal Procedure: Transcripts of Notification of Appeal Rights (PDF, 78 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-16

Criminal Justice Realignment: Abstract of Judgment Forms (PDF, 414 KB)
Item Number: W12-05

Criminal Justice Realignment: Postrelease Supervision Revocation Procedure (PDF, 72 KB)
Item Number: SP11-14

Criminal Procedure: Abstract of Judgment Forms (PDF, 742 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-28

Criminal Procedure: Petition and Order for Dismissal (PDF, 476 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-29

Criminal Procedure: Petitions for Writs of Habeas Corpus (PDF, 416 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-30

Criminal Procedure: Criminal Protective Orders (PDF, 555 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-31

Criminal Procedure: Intercounty Probation Transfer Forms (PDF, 609 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-32

Criminal Procedure: Intercounty Probation Transfer Rule (PDF, 407 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-33

Criminal Procedure: Sentencing on Revocation of Probation (PDF, 80 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-23

Criminal Procedure: Imposition of Enhancements (PDF, 74 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-24

Criminal Procedure: Application of Penal Code Section 654 (PDF, 73 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-25

Criminal Law: Intercounty Probation Case Transfer (PDF, 387 KB)
Item Number: W10-05

Criminal Cases: New Advisory Committee Comment to rule regarding jury voir dire (PDF, 47 KB)
Item Number: SP07-21

Criminal Cases: Rules for Felony Sentencing in light of Senate Bill 40 (PDF, 227 KB)
Item Number: SP07-20

Criminal Cases: Rules for Continuances and Calendar Management (PDF, 315 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-36

Criminal Protective Order-Domestic Violence, Criminal Protective Order-Other Than Domestic Violence, and Notice of Termination of Protective Order in Criminal Proceedings (CLETS) (PDF, 203 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-36

Criminal Law: Petition and Order for Expungement (PDF, 363 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-35

Criminal and Juvenile Law: DNA Expungement Forms (PDF, 80 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-34

Criminal Cases: Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus (PDF, 95 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-33

Criminal and Juvenile Law: Subpoena Standby Agreement (PDF, 330 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-25

Criminal Law: Felony Plea Form (PDF, 411 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-24

Criminal Law: Petition and Order for Dismissal (PDF, 351 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-23

Criminal Law: Petitions for Writs of Habeas Corpus (PDF, 409 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-22

Criminal Law: Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Plea Form (PDF, 79 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-21

Criminal Law: Deadlines for Filing Pretrial Motions (PDF, 322 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-20

Criminal Law: Felony Notice of Appeal (PDF, 374 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-19

Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM)

Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM) Revisions (PDF, 447 KB)
Item Number: CALCRIM 2014-05

Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM) Revisions (PDF, 1095 KB)
Item Number: CALCRIM 2013-07

Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM) Revisions (PDF, 1197 KB)
Item Number: CALCRIM 2013-06

Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM) Revisions (PDF, 647 KB)
Item Number: CALCRIM 2012-11

Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM) Revisions (PDF, 472 KB)
Item Number: CALCRIM 2012-06

Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM) Revisions (PDF, 602 KB)
Item Number: CALCRIM 11-02

Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM) Revisions (PDF, 658 KB)
Item Number: CALCRIM 11-01

December 2009 Release for Public Comment (PDF, 633 KB)
Item Number: CALCRIM 12-09

Domestic Violence
Elder and Adult Abuse
Enhanced Collections
Facilities

Court Facilities Working Group Draft Recommendations (PDF, 12 KB)
Item Number: OCCM12-03

The public and courts are invited to comment on the results of the Working Group's December 2012 deliberations. All comments will be sent to Working Group members for their review.

Court Facilities Working Group Draft Recommendations (PDF, 11 KB)
Item Number: OCCM12-02

The public and courts are invited to comment on the results of the September 2012 deliberations for two weeks. All comments will be sent to Working Group members for their review.

Court Facilities Working Group Process and Criteria for Selecting SB 1407 Projects to Move Forward (PDF, 102 KB)
Item Number: OCCM12-01

The Court Facilities Working Group invites courts and the public to provide written comments on the decision-making process and draft criteria to be used for re-evaluating 31 SB 1407 projects to move forward with limited funds. The working group requests the courts provide information on each criterion as it relates to each court’s project or projects.

California Trial Court Facilities Standards 2011 (PDF, 13207 KB)
Item Number: OCCM 11-02

This is a draft update of the standards adopted by the Judicial Council in April 2006. You may also review a PDF portfolio revision log that indicates changes between the 2006 and 2011 versions.       
Revision Log

Family and Juvenile

Family Law: Petition and Response for Dissolution, Legal Separation, and Nullity of Marriage and Domestic Partnership (PDF, 978 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-09

Family Law: Uniform Standards of Practice for Providers of Supervised Visitation (PDF, 204 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-10

Family and Juvenile Law: Parentage (PDF, 705 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-11

Juvenile Law: Instructions to Seal Juvenile Records (PDF, 312 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-12

Juvenile Dependency: Information Form for Parents (PDF, 524 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-13

Juvenile Dependency: Attorney Training (PDF, 132 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-14

Juvenile Law: Intercounty Transfers and Extended Foster Care (PDF, 424 KB)
Item Number: W14-10

Juvenile Law: Electronic Filing (PDF, 283 KB)
Item Number: W14-11

Family Law: Changes to Request for Order Rules and Forms (PDF, 1252 KB)
Item Number: W14-12

Proposed Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Funding Methodology (PDF, 113 KB)
Item Number: SP13-05

The Judicial Council’s Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee recommends revising the allocation methodology for the limited CASA funding available. The Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee is seeking comments and or recommendation to propose this funding methodology to the Judicial Council. Please review the Invitation to Comment memo and use the comment form to submit feedback no later than Monday, July 8, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.

Family Law: Revisions to Family Law Summons (PDF, 77 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-34

Family Law: Approval of New Form Declaration of Supervised Visitation Provider (PDF, 96 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-19

Family Law: Clarification of Rules Regarding Service and Posting of a Summons and Forms of Pleading (PDF, 86 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-20

Family Law: Ex Parte Application to Terminate Earnings Assignment Order (PDF, 82 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-21

Family Law: Improvements to Request for Order Rules and Forms (PDF, 346 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-22

Family Law: New Rule for Title IV-D Case Transfers to Tribal Court (PDF, 112 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-17

Juvenile Dependency: Revoke Information Forms to be Replaced by Information Pamphlets (PDF, 1050 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-23

Juvenile Law: Access to Services for Children, Nonminors, and Nonminor Dependents (PDF, 710 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-24

Juvenile Law: Extended Foster Care (PDF, 688 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-25

Juvenile Law: Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Regulation Changes (PDF, 102 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-26

Juvenile Law: Minor Changes for Statutory Compliance (PDF, 103 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-27

Juvenile Law: Psychotropic Medications (PDF, 160 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-18

Juvenile Law: Restraining Orders (PDF, 274 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-28

Juvenile Law and Criminal Law: Order for Restitution and Abstract of Judgment (PDF, 392 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-29

Family Law: Adoption of New Rule and Form for Adoptions Under the Hague Adoption Convention and Revisions to Adoption Forms (PDF, 304 KB)
Item Number: W13-07

Juvenile Law: Indian Child Welfare Act in Delinquency Cases (PDF, 147 KB)
Item Number: W13-08

Family Law: Revision to Declaration of Disclosure Forms (PDF, 308 KB)
Item Number: W13-09

Family Law: Amend Forms for Dissolution of Domestic Partnership or Marriage to Correct Substantive Omissions and Other Issues (PDF, 140 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-17

Family Law: Revisions to Adoption Forms (PDF, 249 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-18

Juvenile Law: Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (PDF, 207 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-19

Juvenile Law: Access to Services (PDF, 328 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-20

Juvenile Dependency: Counsel Collections Program (PDF, 3579 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-21

Juvenile Law: Extending Juvenile Court Jurisdiction—Nonminor Foster Youth (PDF, 404 KB)
Item Number: W12-06

Family Law: Domestic Partnerships and Same Sex Marriages (revise forms FL-103, FL-123, FL-800, FL-810, FL-910, and FL-915) (PDF, 466 KB)
Item Number: SP11-16

Appellate Procedure: When to Use Initials to Identify Parties in Juvenile Proceedings (PDF, 198 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-11

Juvenile Law: Ensuring Tribal Receipt of Appellate Records (PDF, 152 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-12

Appellate Procedure: Premature or Late Notice of Intent to File Writ Petition in Juvenile Dependency Proceeding (PDF, 188 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-13

Family Law: Attorney Fees and Costs (PDF, 182 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-35

Family Law: New, Restructured, and Revised Family Law Rules of Court (PDF, 1043 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-36

Family Law: Counsel Appointed to Represent a Child in Family Law Proceedings (PDF, 213 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-37

Family Law: Request for Order in Lieu of Notice of Motion or Order to Show Cause and Witness List for Use in Family Law Proceedings (PDF, 779 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-38

Family Law: Child Custody Information Sheets (PDF, 236 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-39

Family Law: Information Sheet (PDF, 172 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-40

Family Law: Revise Domestic Partnership Forms to Include Dissolution, Legal Separation, or Nullity of Same-Sex Marriage (PDF, 261 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-41

Family Law: Proof of Service by Publication or Posting (PDF, 144 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-42

Family Law: Summary Dissolution (PDF, 565 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-43

Family Law: Postjudgment Address Verification and Governmental Motions for Modifying or Enforcing Child Support (PDF, 576 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-44

Family Law: Default and Uncontested Judgment Checklist and Related Forms (PDF, 452 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-45

Family and Juvenile Rules: Family Centered Case Management Rule and Forms (PDF, 152 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-46

Juvenile Law: Juvenile Delinquency Forms Proposed Revisions and New Forms (PDF, 604 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-47

Juvenile Law: Qualifications for Experts Evaluating Child's Competency to Stand Trial (PDF, 121 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-48

 

Juvenile Law: Disclosure of Information Forms (PDF, 146 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-49

Juvenile Law: Extending Juvenile Court Jurisdiction–Nonminor Foster Youth (PDF, 1003 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-50

Juvenile Law: Appearance of Parties in Juvenile Court Proceedings (PDF, 402 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-51

Domestic Violence – Family Law: Stipulated Judgment of Parentage in Domestic Violence Prevention Act Cases (PDF, 339 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-52

Juvenile Law: Restraining Orders (PDF, 876 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-54

Tribal Court Protective Orders: Registration and Enforcement (PDF, 124 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-53

Family Law - Domestic Violence: adopt rule of court regarding modification of child custody and visitation orders and revise, approve, adopt, and revoke forms used in Domestic Violence Prevention Act cases (PDF, 3827 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-55

Family and Juvenile Rules: Live testimony at hearings and Declarations (PDF, 81 KB)
Item Number: W11-06

Child Support: Revised Forms to Implement Changes to the Family Code and Improve Administration of Title IV-D Cases (PDF, 265 KB)
Item Number: W11-05

Juvenile Law: Sibling Visitation (PDF, 308 KB)
Item Number: W11-04

Juvenile Law: Tribal Customary Adoption (PDF, 308 KB)
Item Number: W10-06

Juvenile Law: Consideration of Parent's Incarceration or Institutionalization in Extending Services (PDF, 111 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-36

Juvenile Law: Eligibility for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (PDF, 84 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-35

Juvenile Law: Family Finding and Engagement (PDF, 714 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-34

Family, Juvenile, and Probate Law: Enactment of the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act as California Law in the Family, Probate, and Welfare and Institutions Codes (PDF, 1734 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-33

Juvenile: Proposed Modification to Psychotropic Medication Forms and Rule 5.640 (PDF, 1967 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-32

Child Support: Administration of Title IV-D Child Support Cases (PDF, 7239 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-31

Juvenile Law: Caregiver Notice and Right to Be Heard (PDF, 809 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-30

Juvenile and Family Law: Miscellaneous Rule and Form Changes (PDF, 782 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-29

Juvenile Law: Ensuring Foster Children's Educational and Disability Rights (PDF, 1239 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-28

Family Law: Child Custody Information Sheet (PDF, 582 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-27

Family Law: Forms to Assist in Completing Dissolutions (PDF, 699 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-26

Family Law: Rules Regarding Counsel Appointed to Represent a Child in Family Law Proceedings Under Family Code Section 3150 (PDF, 822 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-25

Family Law: Sibling Contact After Adoption (PDF, 765 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-24

Juvenile Dependency Court Performance Measures (PDF, 71 KB)
Item Number: W08-06

Implementation Guide to Juvenile Dependency Court Performance Measures (PDF, 299 KB)
Item Number: SP08-05

Juvenile Law: Juvenile Dependency Court Performance Measures (PDF, 95 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-41

Juvenile Law: Confidentiality of Records (PDF, 167 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-40

Juvenile Law: Miscellaneous Rule and Form Changes (PDF, 241 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-39

Family Law: Miscellaneous Forms (PDF, 195 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-38

Child Support: Compliance with Federal Mandate Related to Automated Child Support Calculation Program and Improvement of Access to Justice for Non-English Speaking Self-Represented Litigants (PDF, 149 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-37

Juvenile Law: Affidavit under Penalty of Perjury (PDF, 74 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-40

Juvenile Law: Nondiscrimination in the Appointment of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) (PDF, 61 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-39

Juvenile Law: Required Information for Child Attaining Age of Majority (PDF, 82 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-38

Juvenile Law: Request to Change Court Order (PDF, 73 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-37

Juvenile Law: Presence and Participation of Child at Hearings (PDF, 65 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-36

Juvenile Law: Prisoner's Telephonic Participation at Hearing Affecting Parental Rights (PDF, 116 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-35

Juvenile Law: Review and Permanency Hearings in Dependency Proceedings (PDF, 195 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-34

Juvenile Law: Deferred Entry of Judgment (PDF, 82 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-33

Child Support: Revoke Redundant Child Support Order Form (PDF, 335 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-26

Child Support: Protection of Obligor Social Security Number (PDF, 94 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-27

Child Support: Notice of Change in Case Management Responsibility in Title IV-D Cases (PDF, 106 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-28

Family Law: Spousal and Domestic Partner Support (PDF, 121 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-29

Family Law: Disclosure Requirements (PDF, 73 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-30

Family Law: Appearance, Stipulations, and Waivers (PDF, 105 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-31

Family Law: Child Custody Evaluators (PDF, 201 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-32

Juvenile Law: Family Finding and Engagement (PDF, 731 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-33

Juvenile Law: Findings and Orders After Hearing and Termination of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction (PDF, 714 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-34

Juvenile Law: Eligibility for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (PDF, 84 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-35

Juvenile Law: Consideration of Parent's Incarceration or Institutionalization in Extending Services (PDF, 111 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-36

Item Number: SPR09-32

Item Number: SPR09-31

Judicial Administration

Judicial Administration: Rule for Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee (PDF, 119 KB)
Item Number: SP14-06

This proposal would amend California Rules of Court, rule 10.64, the rule for the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee, to make a change to the membership category for presiding judges. It would provide that "presiding judge," as used in the rule, means a current presiding judge or an immediate past presiding judge.

Judicial Administration: Rules for Advisory Groups (PDF, 355 KB)
Item Number: SP14-07

This proposal would adopt California Rules of Court for three Judicial Council advisory committees and amend three rules: two for advisory committees and one that addresses concurrent membership on the council and a council advisory committee.

Judicial Administration: Membership of Appellate Advisory Committee (PDF, 59 KB)
Item Number: SP14-01

Based on suggestions from the managing attorneys in two Court of Appeal districts, the Appellate Advisory Committee is proposing to amend the rule that establishes the membership of the committee to add a new membership category for an appellate lawyer of the Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.

Judicial Administration: Meetings of Judicial Council Advisory Bodies (PDF, 200 KB)
Item Number: SP13-12

The chairs of the Judicial Council’s five internal committees propose the adoption of a new rule of court that would provide greater public access to meetings of the council’s advisory bodies. The proposed rule recognizes the importance of open public meetings, especially on matters concerning the judicial branch budget. The proposed rule is intended to balance the importance of open meetings with significant judicial branch concerns, including ethical constraints on the judicial officers who participate on advisory bodies, staffing and other resource limitations, and the need to maintain an effective rule-making process.

Judicial Branch Education: Trial Court Employee Education (PDF, 83 KB)
Item Number: W14-08

Judicial Branch Education: AOC Employee Education (PDF, 293 KB)
Item Number: W14-09

Judicial Administration: Rules for Advisory Groups (PDF, 153 KB)
Item Number: SP13-10

Judicial Branch Administration: Judicial Branch Contracting Manual (PDF, 1334 KB)
Item Number: SP13-08

Judicial Administration: Rules for Advisory Groups (PDF, 218 KB)
Item Number: SP13-07

Subordinate Judicial Officers: Complaints and Notice Requirements (PDF, 115 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-31

Attorney Misconduct: Notification to State Bar (PDF, 73 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-30

Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee: Chair Nomination Process (PDF, 59 KB)
Item Number: SP13-03

Trial Court Security: Petitions under Government Code section 69926 (PDF, 68 KB)
Item Number: SP12-09

Judical Branch Administration: Judicial Branch Contracting Manual (PDF, 1481 KB)
Item Number: SP12-06

Judicial Branch Administration: Judicial Branch Contracting Manual (PDF, 1558 KB)
Item Number: SP12-02

Judicial Branch Contracting Manual (PDF, 1500 KB)
Item Number: SP11-12

Court-Appointed Temporary Judges: Recruitment and Appointment (PDF, 120 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-56

Judicial Branch Education: Amendments to the Education Rules Resulting from Evaluation of the Implementation of the Education Rules for the First Three-Year Period (PDF, 275 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-34

Judicial Administration: Authority and Duties of Presiding Judge and Court Executive Office (PDF, 136 KB)
Item Number: W11-07

Judicial Branch Education: Minimum Education Requirements, Expectations, and Recommendations (PDF, 625 KB)
Item Number: SP07-01

Judicial Administration: Court Self-Help Center (PDF, 913 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-35

Judicial Branch Travel Expense Reimbursement Policy (PDF, 57 KB)
Item Number: W08-03

Court Security Plans (PDF, 125 KB)
Item Number: W08-02

Judicial Branch Education: Minimum Education Requirements and Expectations-Justices' and Judges' Individual Recording and Reporting Form (PDF, 95 KB)
Item Number: SP08-06

Advisory Commission on Civil Fees in the Courts (PDF, 76 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-46

Court Security Plans (PDF, 376 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-32

Judicial Branch Education: Minimum Ethics Education Requirements for Trial Court Executive Officers (PDF, 103 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-37

Court Administration: Modernize Rules on Trial Court Records (PDF, 39 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-38

Authority and duties of the presiding judge: setting and modifying executive officer total compensation (PDF, 87 KB)
Item Number: W10-02

Reporting Subordinate Judicial Officers to the Commission on Judicial Performance (PDF, 89 KB)
Item Number: W10-03

Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records (PDF, 301 KB)
Item Number: SP09-07

Legislative Proposals

Proposed Legislation (Civil Practice and Procedure): Evidentiary Objections in Summary Judgment Proceedings (PDF, 66 KB)
Item Number: LEG14-02

Proposed Legislation (Criminal Justice Realignment): Recalling Sentences under Penal Code section 1170(d)(1) (PDF, 58 KB)
Item Number: LEG14-03

Proposed Legislation (Jurors): Monetary Sanctions under Code of Civil Procedure section 177.5 (PDF, 59 KB)
Item Number: LEG14-04

Proposed Legislation (Criminal Procedure): Appeals of the Imposition or Calculation of Fines and Fees (PDF, 60 KB)
Item Number: LEG14-05

Proposed Legislation (Criminal Justice Realignment): Parole Holds and Deadline to File Petitions to Revoke Supervision (PDF, 76 KB)
Item Number: LEG14-06

Proposed Legislation (Criminal Justice Realignment): Sentencing Report Deadlines (PDF, 60 KB)
Item Number: LEG14-07

Judicial Council-Sponsored Legislation: Amend Restraining Order Statutes to Clarify Procedures for Continuance of Hearings (PDF, 88 KB)
Item Number: LEG14-01

Judicial Council-Sponsored Legislation: Amend Restraining Order Statutes to Clarify Procedures for Continuance of Hearings (PDF, 82 KB)
Item Number: LEG13-08

Proposed Legislation: Criminal Procedure: Intercounty Probation Case Transfers (PDF, 62 KB)
Item Number: LEG13-01

Proposed Legislation: Criminal Procedure: Misdemeanor Contempt by Jurors (PDF, 62 KB)
Item Number: LEG13-02

Proposed Legislation: Tribal Access to Confidential Juvenile Court Files (PDF, 80 KB)
Item Number: LEG13-03

Proposed Legislation: Conservatorship for Gravely Disabled Persons: Conservatorship Investigator Report (PDF, 63 KB)
Item Number: LEG13-04

Proposed Legislation: Joinder of Probation in Mental Health Cases (PDF, 68 KB)
Item Number: LEG13-05

Proposed Legislation: Outpatient Status for Mentally Disordered and Developmentally Disabled Offenders (PDF, 114 KB)
Item Number: LEG13-06

Provisional Qualification for American Sign Language Court Interpreters and Other Updates to Evidence Code Section 754 (PDF, 75 KB)
Item Number: LEG13-07

Probate Guardianships: Referral of Proposed Ward in a Guardianship Proceeding to County Child Welfare Department for an Investigation of the Ward's Status as a Dependent Child Under the Juvenile Court Law (PDF, 248 KB)
Item Number: LEG12-03

Proposed Legislation: Modernization and Improvement of Statutes on Trial Court Records Retention and Management (PDF, 141 KB)
Item Number: LEG12-02

Criminal Justice Realignment: Supervision Revocation Procedure (PDF, 104 KB)
Item Number: LEG12-01

Proposed Legislation for Recognition and Enforcement of Tribal Court Civil Judgments (PDF, 115 KB)
Item Number: LEG11-04

Proposed Legislation for Recognition and Enforcement of Tribal Court Civil Judgments (Code of Civ. Proc. §§ 1730 –1739) (PDF, 343 KB)
Item Number: LEG11-03

Probate: Notice to Creditors in Decedents’ Estates (PDF, 76 KB)
Item Number: LEG11-02

Civil Law: Proposed Clean-Up Legislation on the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (PDF, 189 KB)
Item Number: LEG11-01

CACI Release for Public Comment - Summer 2010 (PDF, 1262 KB)
Item Number: CACI 10-02

Probate Guardianship Venue: Proposed Legislation (PDF, 349 KB)
Item Number: LEG10-05

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Judicial Arbitration Statutes (PDF, 28 KB)
Item Number: LEG10-04

Civil Cases: Vexatious Litigants (PDF, 35 KB)
Item Number: LEG10-03

Criminal Procedure: Thumbprints at Arraignment (PDF, 85 KB)
Item Number: LEG10-02

Criminal Procedure: Dismissals in the Interests of Justice (PDF, 145 KB)
Item Number: LEG10-01

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Judicial Arbitration Statutes (PDF, 30 KB)
Item Number: LEG10-06

Small Claims: Appearance by Declaration or Telephone (PDF, 284 KB)
Item Number: LEG07-06

Small Claims Post-Judgment Fees (PDF, 281 KB)
Item Number: LEG07-05

Local Rules: Increase Time for Filing With the Judicial Council From 30 to 60 Days (PDF, 285 KB)
Item Number: LEG07-04

Trial Preference: Updating Outmoded Statutory Language (PDF, 356 KB)
Item Number: LEG07-03

Governmental Fee Exemption (PDF, 278 KB)
Item Number: LEG07-02

Juvenile Court Purpose Clause (PDF, 313 KB)
Item Number: LEG07-01

Management of Trial Court Records: Proposed Legislation (amend Gov. Code, §§ 68150 and 68151) (PDF, 110 KB)
Item Number: LEG09-02

Proposed Legislation on Electronic Service of Documents: Amend Code of Civil Procedure section 1010.6 (PDF, 399 KB)
Item Number: LEG09-01

Minors Compromises
Miscellaneous
Preliminary Solicitation: Early Draft Open Meeting Rule

Early Draft Open Meeting Rule (PDF, 127 KB)
Item Number: SP13-11

Probate and Mental Health

Probate Conservatorship and Guardianship: Accounting Schedules for Gains and Losses on Sales of Assets in Guardianships and Conservatorships (PDF, 80 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-15

Probate, Decedents’ Estates: Waiver of Bond by Heirs or Beneficiaries of Decedents’ Estates (PDF, 134 KB)
Item Number: SPR14-16

Probate Guardianship: Eligibility of a Ward for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Under Federal Immigration Law (PDF, 107 KB)
Item Number: SPR13-33

Probate Conservatorships and Guardianships: Guidelines to Assist in Determining Financial Eligibility for County Payment of the Cost of Counsel Appointed by the Court in Proceedings Under the Guardianship-Conservatorship Law (PDF, 263 KB)
Item Number: SP12-04

Probate Guardianships: Communications Between California Courts on Guardianship Venue Issues (PDF, 161 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-22

Probate Guardianships: Testimony of (Proposed) Wards and Other Children in Guardianship Cases (PDF, 144 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-23

Probate: Notice to Creditors in Decedents’ Estates (PDF, 135 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-24

Probate: Substitutes for Decedent Estate Administration (PDF, 202 KB)
Item Number: W12-07

Probate: Notice to Creditors in Decedents’ Estates (PDF, 76 KB)
Item Number: LEG11-02

Court Fee Waivers in Probate Proceedings (PDF, 194 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-57

Delayed Certificates of Death, Birth, and Marriage (PDF, 176 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-58

Instructions concerning the Indian Child Welfare Act in probate guardianship proceedings (PDF, 183 KB)
Item Number: SPR11-59

Probate Conservatorships: Determination of Conservatee's Appropriate Level of Care (PDF, 124 KB)
Item Number: W11-08

Qualifications and Continuing Education of Paralegals Eligible for Compensation From Estates of Decedents, Conservatees, and Wards (PDF, 55 KB)
Item Number: W10-07

Probate: Statement of Duties and Responsibilities of Conservators (PDF, 90 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-41

Probate Guardianships: Continuing Education Requirements for Counsel Appointed for Minors in Guardianships of the Person (PDF, 105 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-40

Orders Appointing and Directing the Actions of Court Investigators in Probate Conservatorships (PDF, 190 KB)
Item Number: SPR10-39

Probate: Ex Parte Communications in Proceedings Under the Probate Code and the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (PDF, 107 KB)
Item Number: SP07-17

Probate: Judicial Council forms for standard and simplified accountings by conservators and guardians and a rule of court to govern their use (PDF, 381 KB)
Item Number: SP07-16

Probate: Notice of Filing Inventory and Appraisal, Instructions on Objecting to an Inventory and Appraisal, and Objections to an Inventory and Appraisal (PDF, 140 KB)
Item Number: SP07-15

Probate: Standards for Determining Compensation of Conservators and Guardians and Standards of Conduct for Conservators and Guardians of Estates (PDF, 110 KB)
Item Number: SP07-14

Probate: Notices of Changes of Residence of Conservatees and Wards (PDF, 105 KB)
Item Number: SP07-13

Probate: Surety bonds in conservatorships and guardianships (PDF, 68 KB)
Item Number: SP07-12

Probate: Standards for the Good Cause Exception to Notice of Hearing of a Petition for Appointment of a Temporary Guardian or Conservator (PDF, 87 KB)
Item Number: SP07-11

Probate: Statement of Conservatee's Rights (PDF, 88 KB)
Item Number: SP07-10

Probate: Education of Judicial Officers Regularly Assigned to Hear Probate Matters; Qualifications and Education of Probate Department Court Staff and Attorneys Appointed in Conservatorships and Guardianships (PDF, 272 KB)
Item Number: SP07-09

Probate and Mental Health: Qualifications for Membership on the Probate and Mental Health Advisory Committee (PDF, 1652 KB)
Item Number: SPR07-34

Changes in the Petition for Appointment of Temporary Conservator or Guardian and the Order Appointing Probate Conservator (PDF, 147 KB)
Item Number: W08-05

Graduated Filing Fee in Decedents' Estates (PDF, 154 KB)
Item Number: W08-04

Qualifications of Counsel for Appointment in Conservatorships and Guardianships (PDF, 323 KB)
Item Number: SP08-01

Probate-Guardianships and Conservatorships: Appointment of Temporary Guardians and Temporary Conservators (PDF, 196 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-45

Probate-Guardianships and Conservatorships: Responsibility of Institutions and Financial Institutions to Notify the Court Concerning Assets, Accounts, and Safe Deposit Boxes of Wards and Conservatees (PDF, 185 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-44

Probate-Guardianships and Conservatorships: Court-appointed Counsel (PDF, 136 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-43

Probate-Decedents' Estates: Advice to Creditors of Decedents (PDF, 80 KB)
Item Number: SPR08-42

Changes in Conservatorship and Guardianship Forms to Reflect 2008 Legislation and the Professional Fiduciaries Act (PDF, 262 KB)
Item Number: W09-04

Probate Conservatorships: Authorization to Disclose a Conservatee's or Proposed Conservatee's Protected Health Information to Court Investigators (PDF, 83 KB)
Item Number: W09-03

Guidelines for Probate Examiners and Court Investigators to Assist Them in Reviewing Accountings of Conservators and Guardians and Detecting Fraud (PDF, 192 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-44

Probate Conservatorships and Guardianships: Value of estate property for purposes of setting the amount of the surety bond for the cost of recovery on the bond (PDF, 91 KB)
Item Number: SPR09-43

Protective Orders
SEC Report

Strategic Evaluation Committee Report (PDF, 2578 KB)
Item Number: SP12-05

The Strategic Evaluation Committee (SEC) was appointed by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye in March 2011 to conduct an in-depth review of the AOC with a view toward promoting transparency, accountability, and efficiency.The Chief Justice received the report and recommendations on May 25. At its meeting on June 21, 2012, the Judicial Council accepted the report and directed that it be posted for public comment for 30 days. Comments received will be considered public and posted by name and organization under the Comments Received link below. The Judicial Council is the policy-making body for the judicial branch. References to specific cases, and judges, attorneys, parties, and others involved in a specific case may be redacted from posted comments on the SEC report.

Comments Received

June 21, 2012, Audiocast of Judicial Council Meeting SEC Report Public Comments, Presentation, and Discussion:

Items G and H: Report and Recommendations from SEC and Next Steps for SEC Recommendations
Discussion of Items G and H and Council Action

Strategic Plan for Language Access in the California Courts
Supreme Court

Citation Procedure: Copies of Unpublished Decisions and Decisions Only Available in Computerized Databases (PDF, 55 KB)
Item Number: W14-01

Item Number: CJEO 2013-003 and CJEO 2013-004

The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions invites comment on two draft judicial ethics advisory opinions.  One draft opinion answers questions posed to the committee about the disqualification requirements for judges who have received aggregated or law firm campaign contributions that exceed $1,500 (CJEO 2013-004).  The second draft opinion discusses how judges can ensure that disclosures are made on the record when there is no court reporter or electronic recording of the proceedings (CJEO 2013-003).  Both draft opinions provide guidance under the California Code of Judicial Ethics, which establishes standards for ethical conduct for state judges on and off the bench and for candidates for judicial office.


To submit comments online, please visit the committee’s website.

Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO Draft Opinion 2013-002) (PDF, 253 KB)
Item Number: CJEO 2013-002

Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions Draft Formal Opinion 2012-001; Requesting Assistance from Attorneys in Pursuit of the Improvement of the Administration of Justice (PDF, 240 KB)
Item Number: CJEO 2012-001

This draft opinion addresses two questions: (1) May a judge invite partners of law firms in the county to attend a meeting at which the judge makes a presentation concerning potential budget cuts and asks that the attorneys to help the court in whatever way they believe is appropriate?; and (2) May a judge at the same meeting ask attorneys to write or meet with legislators in Sacramento on the court’s behalf?  The draft opinion analyzes the applicable canons and provides guidance on proper judicial conduct under circumstances related to these questions.

View comments received.

Proposed Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions Internal Operating Rules and Procedures (PDF, 88 KB)
Item Number: SP11-13

Proposed Amendments to the Terminology Section of the Code of Judicial Ethics (PDF, 116 KB)
Item Number: SP11-06

Proposed Amendments to Canon 2 of the Code of Judicial Ethics (PDF, 90 KB)
Item Number: SP11-07

 

Proposed Amendments to Canon 3 of the Code of Judicial Ethics (PDF, 226 KB)
Item Number: SP11-08

Proposed Amendments to Canon 4 of the Code of Judicial Ethics (PDF, 152 KB)
Item Number: SP11-09

Proposed Amendments to Canon 5 of the Code of Judicial Ethics (PDF, 119 KB)
Item Number: SP11-10

Citation Procedure: Copies of Decisions Only Available in Computerized Databases (PDF, 57 KB)
Item Number: SP11-03

Traffic

Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules: 2015 Edition (PDF, 904 KB)
Item Number: SP14-11

The Traffic Advisory Committee proposes revisions to the Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules, 2015 Edition, to become effective January 1, 2015. The proposed revisions bring the schedules into conformance with recent legislation as required under Vehicle Code section 40310 and Penal Code section 1269b.

SP13-09 Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules, 2014 Edition (PDF, 896 KB)
Item Number: SP13-09

Traffic: Automated Traffic Enforcement System Notice to Appear (PDF, 622 KB)
Item Number: W13-10

2013 Bail and Penalty Schedule (PDF, 756 KB)
Item Number: SP12-11

Traffic and Criminal Law: Notice to Appear Forms (PDF, 427 KB)
Item Number: SPR12-27

2012 Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules (PDF, 1045 KB)
Item Number: SP11-17

Procedures and eligibility criteria for attending traffic violator school (PDF, 344 KB)
Item Number: SP11-01

2010 Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules (PDF, 538 KB)
Item Number: SP09-08

2008 Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules (revise schedules) (PDF, 462 KB)
Item Number: SP07-24

2009 Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules (PDF, 681 KB)
Item Number: SP08-08

Traffic Infractions: Installment Payment of Bail Forfeitures and Traffic Violator School Fees (PDF, 136 KB)
Item Number: SP08-02

Tribal Court–State Court Forum
Other

Access to Visitation Grant Program: Proposed New Funding Methodology (PDF, 81 KB)
Item Number: SP14-03

The Judicial Council’s Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee recommends revising the funding allocation methodology for the Access to Visitation Grant Program. The Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee is seeking comments and or recommendation to propose this funding methodology to the Judicial Council. Please review the Invitation to Comment memo and use the comment form to submit feedback no later than Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Judicial Council: Parliamentary Procedures for Meetings (PDF, 226 KB)
Item Number: W12-08

Review of Statewide Uniform Child Support (PDF, 55 KB)
Item Number:

Review of Location Options - New Inyo County Courthouse - Inyo Superior Court (PDF, 1588 KB)
Item Number:

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