Court Executives Advisory Committee

Purpose:
The Court Executives Advisory Committee (CEAC) makes recommendations to the council on policy issues affecting the trial courts (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 10.48(a)).

Key projects of this advisory body are outlined in the annual agenda.

May 26th, 2016 Joint TCPJAC/CEAC Legislation Subcommittee (Closed Meeting)
12:10-1:00 p.m.


Previous Meetings

The Court Executives Advisory Committee (CEAC) is composed of the court executive officers (CEOs) from California’s 58 trial courts. All CEAC members are CEOs or interim/acting CEOs.

The 18-member Executive Committee may act on behalf of the full committee between meetings. The Executive Committee consists of the nine CEOs from the trial courts with 48 or more judges. In addition, it includes two CEOs from trial courts with 2 to 5 judges, two CEOs from trial courts with 6 to 15 judges, four CEOs from trial courts with 16 to 47 judges, and one CEO from the trial courts as an at-large member appointed by the committee chair to a one-year term. Members of the Executive Committee are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Mr. Richard D. Feldstein, Chair* Superior Court of California, County of Napa
  • Mr. Jake Chatters, Vice-Chair* Superior Court of California, County of Placer
  • Mr. Tim Ainsworth (Interim)* Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
  • Ms. Andi Barone Superior Court of California, County of Lassen
  • Ms. Kim Bartleson Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt
  • Ms. Cynthia J. Busse Superior Court of California, County of Mariposa
  • Mr. Alex Calvo Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz
  • Mr. Alan Carlson* Superior Court of California, County of Orange
  • Ms. Sherri R. Carter* Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Ms. Rodina Catalano Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo
  • Ms. LaRayne Cleek Superior Court of California, County of Tulare
  • Ms. Barbara Cockerham Superior Court of California, County of Amador
  • Ms. Caryn A. Downing Superior Court of California, County of Tehama
  • Mr. Chad Finke* Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • Ms. Rebecca Fleming* Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus
  • Ms. Kimberly Flener* Superior Court of California, County of Butte
  • Ms. Pamela M. Foster Superior Court of California, County of Inyo
  • Ms. Melissa Fowler-Bradley Superior Court of California, County of Shasta
  • Mr. Hector Gonzalez Superior Court of California, County of Mono
  • Ms. Tammy L. Grimm Superior Court of California, County of Imperial
  • Mr. José Octavio Guillén Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma
  • Ms. Ronda Gysin Superior Court of California, County of Modoc
  • Mr. W. Samuel Hamrick, Jr.* Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Ms. Stephanie Hansel Superior Court of California, County of Sutter
  • Mr. Kevin Harrigan Superior Court of California, County of Glenn
  • Ms. Rosa Junqueiro Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin
  • Mr. James Kim Superior Court of California, County of Marin
  • Ms. Lee Kirby Superior Court of California, County of Sierra
  • Mr. Steve Konishi Superior Court of California, County of Yuba
  • Mr. Shawn C. Landry Superior Court of California, County of Yolo
  • Ms. Krista LeVier Superior Court of California, County of Lake
  • Mr. Jeffrey E. Lewis Superior Court of California, County of Kings
  • Ms. Sandra Linderman Superior Court of California, County of Del Norte
  • Ms. Annie Long Superior Court of California, County of Alpine
  • Ms. Susan E. Matherly Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo
  • Ms. Mary Frances McHugh Superior Court of California, County of Siskiyou
  • Mr. Terry McNally Superior Court of California, County of Kern
  • Mr. G. Sean Metroka Superior Court of California, County of Nevada
  • Ms. Sheran L. Morton Superior Court of California, County of Fresno
  • Mr. Stephen H. Nash Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa
  • Ms. Deborah Norrie* Superior Court of California, County of Plumas
  • Mr. Darrel E. Parker* Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara
  • Mr. Michael D. Planet* Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
  • Ms. Teresa A. Risi* Superior Court of California, County of Monterey
  • Mr. Michael M. Roddy* Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Ms. Linda Romero Soles Superior Court of California, County of Merced
  • Mr. Chris Ruhl Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino
  • Ms. Cindy Van Schooten Superior Court of California, County of Trinity
  • Mr. Gil Solorio Superior Court of California, County of San Benito
  • Mr. Brian Taylor Superior Court of California, County of Solano
  • Ms. Bonnie Thomas Superior Court of California, County of Madera
  • Ms. Jeanine D. Tucker* Superior Court of California, County of Tuolumne
  • Ms. Tania Ugrin-Capobianco Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado
  • Ms. Christina M. Volkers* Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino
  • Mr. Dan Vrtis Superior Court of California, County of Calaveras
  • Mr. David H. Yamasaki* Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
  • Mr. T. Michael Yuen* Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco
  • Vacant Superior Court of California, County of Colusa

The subcommittees and working groups of CEAC are:

  • Nominations Subcommittee
  • Records Management Subcommittee
  • JBSIS Working Group

The joint TCPJAC and CEAC subcommittees and working groups are:

  • TCPJAC/CEAC Joint Legislation Subcommittee
  • TCPJAC/CEAC Joint Rules Subcommittee
  • TCPJAC/CEAC Joint Working Group on Court Fees
  • TCPJAC/CEAC Joint CLETS Working Group

The Court Executives Advisory Committee (CEAC) makes recommendations to the council on policy issues affecting the trial courts (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 10.48(a)).

In addition to this charge, the committee has the following additional duties (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 10.48(b)):

  1. Recommend methods and policies to improve trial court administrators' access to and participation in council decision making;
  2. Review and comment on legislation, rules, forms, standards, studies, and recommendations concerning court administration proposed to the council;
  3. Review and make proposals concerning the Judicial Branch Statistical Information System or other large-scope data collection efforts;
  4. Suggest methods and policies to increase communication between the council and the trial courts; and
  5. Meet periodically with the Judicial Council’s executive team to enhance branch communications.

Contact Information

Trial Court Leadership Services
CEAC@jud.ca.gov

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