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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.1100. Assignments to the appellate division

(a) Goal

In making assignments to the appellate division, the Chief Justice will consider the goal of promoting the independence and the quality of the appellate division.

(b) Factors considered

Factors considered in making the assignments may include:

(1)Length of service as a judge;

(2)Reputation in the judicial community;

(3)Degree of separateness of the appellate division work from the judge's regular assignments; and

(4)Any recommendation of the presiding judge.

(c) Who may be assigned

Judges assigned may include judges from another county, judges retired from the superior court or a court of higher jurisdiction, or a panel of judges from different superior courts who sit in turn in each of those superior courts.

(d) Terms of service

In specifying terms of service to the appellate division, the Chief Justice will consider the needs of the court.

Rule 10.1100 adopted effective January 1, 2009.

Advisory Committee Comment

The Chief Justice is responsible for assigning judges to the appellate division as provided in article VI, section 4 of the California Constitution and by statute.

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