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2014 California Rules of Court

Standard 10.13. Judicial education curricula provided in particular judicial assignments

The Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER) should provide a comprehensive educational curriculum for judicial officers in the following particular judicial assignments, corresponding to those identified in standard 10.12:

(1)Jury trials

CJER should develop and provide to every California trial court educational materials on jury selection and the treatment of jurors for use and review by judicial officers, court administrators, and jury staff employees.

(2)Family court

(A)Comprehensive curriculum

CJER should provide a comprehensive educational curriculum for judicial officers who hear family law matters. This curriculum should include instruction in California law and procedure relevant to family matters, the effects of gender on family law proceedings, the economic effects of dissolution, and interdisciplinary subjects relating to family court matters, including but not limited to child development, substance abuse, sexual abuse of children, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, juvenile justice, adoption, and the social service and mental health systems. It should include videotaped presentations and written materials that can be provided for local court use.

(B)em] Periodic updates

CJER should conduct periodic educational programs that provide updates on new developments, innovative court practices, and fair and efficient procedures in family law.

(3)Juvenile dependency court

(A)Comprehensive curriculum

CJER should provide a comprehensive curriculum on juvenile dependency law and procedure for judicial officers who hear juvenile dependency matters. The curriculum should include:

(i)California law and procedure relevant to juvenile dependency matters;

(ii)Interagency relationships;

(iii)The effects of gender, race, and ethnicity on juvenile dependency proceedings; and

(iv)Interdisciplinary subjects relating to juvenile law matters, including child development, child witness, substance abuse, family violence, child abuse (including sexual abuse), adoption, and stress related to the juvenile court assignment. The curriculum should also include an instruction component at the judicial college and materials for local court use and self-study.

(B)Periodic updates

CJER should conduct an annual educational program that provides an update on new developments, innovative programs and court practices, and fair and efficient procedures in juvenile law.

Standard 10.13 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; repealed and adopted as sec. 25.3 effective January 1, 1999.

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