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2017 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.1020. Reviewing court clerk/administrator

(a) Selection

A reviewing court may employ a clerk/administrator selected in accordance with procedures adopted by the court.

(b) Responsibilities

Acting under the general direction and supervision of the administrative presiding justice, the clerk/administrator is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing, with full authority and accountability, the management of the clerk's office and all nonjudicial support activities in a manner that promotes access to justice for all members of the public, provides a forum for the fair and expeditious resolution of disputes, and maximizes the use of judicial and other resources.

(c) Duties

Under the direction of the administrative presiding justice, the clerk/administrator has the following duties:


The clerk/administrator directs and supervises all court employees assigned to the clerk/administrator by the administrative presiding justice and ensures that the court receives a full range of human resources support;


The clerk/administrator develops, administers, and monitors the court budget and develops practices and procedures to ensure that annual expenditures are within the budget;


The clerk/administrator negotiates contracts on the court's behalf in accord with established contracting procedures and applicable laws;

(4)Calendar management

The clerk/administrator employs and supervises efficient calendar and caseflow management, including analyzing and evaluating pending caseloads and recommending effective calendar management techniques;


The clerk/administrator coordinates technological and automated systems activities to assist the court;


The clerk/administrator coordinates facilities, space planning, court security, and business services support, including the purchase and management of equipment and supplies;


The clerk/administrator creates and manages uniform record-keeping systems, collecting data on pending and completed judicial business and the court's internal operation as the court and Judicial Council require;


The clerk/administrator identifies problems and recommends policy, procedural, and administrative changes to the court;

(9)Public relations

The clerk/administrator represents the court to internal and external customers-including the other branches of government-on issues pertaining to the court;


The clerk/administrator acts as liaison with other governmental agencies;


The clerk/administrator provides staff for judicial committees;


The clerk/administrator develops and implements administrative and operational programs and policies for the court and the clerk's office; and


The clerk/administrator performs other duties as the administrative presiding justice directs.

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

(d) Geographically separate divisions

Under the general oversight of the clerk/administrator, an assistant clerk/administrator of a geographically separate division has responsibility for the nonjudicial support activities of that division.

Rule 10.1020 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; repealed and adopted as rule 76.1 effective January 1, 2005.

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