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2014 California Rules of Court

Standard 10.14. Judicial education for judges hearing capital cases

(a) Comprehensive curriculum

The Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER) should provide a comprehensive curriculum and periodic updates for training on California law and procedure relevant to capital cases. The periodic update may be provided through actual classroom instruction or through video, audio, or other media as determined by CJER.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(b) Comprehensive training

A judge assigned to a capital case should attend the comprehensive training specified in (a) before commencement of the trial. A judge with a subsequent assignment to a capital case should complete the periodic update course described in (a) within two years before the commencement of the trial.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

Standard 10.14 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as sec. 25.4 effective January 1, 2004.

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