Governing Committee of the Center for Judicial Education and Research

Purpose:
To develop and deliver education to members of the California Judicial Branch.

Date Established:
January 1, 1993 as an Advisory Committee to the Judicial Branch. Originally created in 1973 via agreement between the Judicial Council and the California Judges Association.

Next meeting:

Date: Tuesday August 19, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.



 

The 14 member advisory committee is comprised of Appellate Court Justices, Superior Court Judges, court executives and advisory staff from the Administrative Office of the Courts and reports directly to the Judicial Council. Members are appointed by the Chief Justice for a three year term. The current membership terms run through October of each year.

Download the Committee Roster.

Hon. Robert L. Dondero, Chair
Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal
First Appellate District, Division One

Hon. Theodore M. Weathers, Vice-Chair
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of San Diego

Hon. Ronald B. Robie
Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal
Third Appellate District

Hon. Kimberly A. Gaab
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Fresno

Hon. Mary Thornton House
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Los Angeles

Hon. Mark A. Juhas
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Los Angeles

Hon. Rebecca S. Riley
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Ventura

Hon. Arthur A. Wick
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Sonoma

Ms. Tammy L. Grimm
Court Executive Officer
Superior Court of California,
County of Inyo

Mr. Michael M. Roddy
Court Executive Officer
Superior Court of California,
County of San Diego

Hon. Lisa B. Lench
CJA Advisory Member
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Los Angeles

Hon. Steven Jahr
Administrative Director of the Courts

Hon. Marla O. Anderson
Judicial College Advisory Member
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California,
County of Monterey

In 1973, the Judicial Council of California and the California Judges Association created the Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER), which subsequently became the Education Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts. The Governing Committee of CJER was made an advisory committee to the council in 1993 through the adoption of former rule 1029. In 2001, the rule that specifies the CJER Governing Committee's duties was made consistent with the rules pertaining to other Judicial Council advisory committees, but it continues to acknowledge the historic participation of the California Judges Association.

The committee makes recommendations to the council for improving the administration of justice through comprehensive and quality education and training for judicial officers and other judicial branch personnel. The committee also recommends rules, standards, policies, and procedures for judicial branch education; recommends a strategic long-range plan for judicial branch education; evaluates the effectiveness of judicial branch education, the quality of participation, the efficiency of delivery, and the impact on service to the public; reviews and comments on proposals from other advisory committees and task forces that include education and training of judicial officers or court staff in order to ensure coordination, consistency, and collaboration in educational services; establishes educational priorities for implementation of curricula, programs, publications, and delivery systems; identifies the need for and appoint education committees to implement the priorities, long-range plan, and programs and products of judicial branch education; creates and adopts procedures for their operation; and reviews and approves their projects and products; identifies and fosters collaborative opportunities with courts to promote and ensure the availability of training at the local court level; identifies, analyzes, and implements systems to enhance the delivery of education and training statewide; and identifies and fosters collaborative opportunities with internal and external partners to maximize the resources dedicated to education and training.


Contact Information

Center for Judiciary Education and Research
Administrative Office of the Courts
Email:  CJERGOVCOM@jud.ca.gov

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