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Judicial Council of California

The Judicial Council of California is the administrative policy-setting body for the state judicial system. The council regularly seeks comment from persons and organizations interested in proposed changes to the California Rules of Court, Standards of Judicial Administration, Judicial Council forms, California Civil and Criminal Jury Instructions, and Judicial Council sponsored legislation.

Proposals for Changes to Rules, Standards, Forms, Jury Instructions, and Judicial Council Sponsored Legislation
The proposals were produced by advisory committees and task forces. Some are in response to legislative mandates; others are in response to a perceived need for change. The Judicial Council's advisory committees and task forces recommended that these proposals be circulated for comment. The source of each proposal is on the summary sheet.

The proposals are for comment only
The proposals have not been approved by the Judicial Council and are not intended to represent the views of the council, its Rules and Projects Committee, or its Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee. These proposals are circulated for comment purposes only. Please distribute the proposals to persons in your court or organization interested in commenting.

Importance of the Comment Process
We encourage you to review the proposals carefully. The comment process is vitally important to the work of the Judicial Council. Proposals are frequently revised because of the comments received. Your comments will make a valuable contribution to the council's decision-making process.

How a Proposal Becomes a Rule - Fact Sheet

Schedule for Rules and Forms Proposals

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