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2018 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.44. Probate and Mental Health Advisory Committee

(a) Area of focus

The committee makes recommendations to the council for improving the administration of justice in proceedings involving:

(1)Decedents' estates, trusts, conservatorships, guardianships, and other probate matters; and

(2)Mental health and developmental disabilities issues.

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

(b) Additional duty

The committee must coordinate activities and work with the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee in areas of common concern and interest.

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

(c) Membership

The committee must include at least one member from each of the following categories:

(1)Judicial officer with experience in probate;

(2)Lawyer whose primary practice involves decedents' estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, or elder abuse law;

(3)Lawyer or examiner who works for the court on probate or mental health matters;

(4)Lawyer working for a public interest organization or a court self-help center whose practice focuses on guardianships or conservatorships;

(5)Investigator who works for the court to investigate probate guardianships or conservatorships;

(6)Person knowledgeable in mental health or developmental disability law;

(7)Person knowledgeable in private management of probate matters in a fiduciary capacity; and

(8)County counsel, public guardian, or other similar public officer familiar with guardianship and conservatorship issues.

(Subd (c) amended effective February 1, 2018; previously amended effective January 1, 2007, and January 1, 2008.)

Rule 10.44 amended effective February 1, 2018; adopted as rule 6.44 effective July 1, 2000; previously amended and renumbered as rule 10.44 effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective January 1, 2008.

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