Rule 10.46. Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee
(a) Area of focus
The committee contributes to the statewide administration of justice by monitoring areas of significance to the justice system and making recommendations to the Judicial Council on policy issues affecting the trial courts.
(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective September 1, 2000, and April 18, 2003.)
(b) Additional duties
In addition to the duties specified in rule 10.34, the committee may:
(1)Recommend methods and policies within its area of focus to improve trial court presiding judges' access to and participation in council decision making, increase communication between the council and the trial courts, and provide for training programs for judicial and court support staff;
(2)Respond and provide input to the Judicial Council, appropriate advisory committees, or the Administrative Office of the Courts on pending policy proposals and offer new recommendations on policy initiatives in the areas of legislation, rules, forms, standards, studies, and recommendations concerning court administration; and
(3)Provide for liaison between the trial courts and the Judicial Council, its advisory committees, task forces, and working groups, and the Administrative Office of the Courts.
(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective September 1, 2000, and April 18, 2003.)
The committee consists of the presiding judge of each superior court.
(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective September 1, 2000, and April 18, 2003.)
(d) Executive Committee
The advisory committee may establish an Executive Committee that, in addition to other powers provided by the advisory committee, may act on behalf of the full advisory committee between its meetings.
(Subd (d) amended effective April 18, 2003; adopted effective September 1, 2000.)
(e) Subcommittee membership
The committee has standing subcommittees on rules and legislation. The chair may create other subcommittees as he or she deems appropriate. The chair must strive for representation of courts of all sizes on subcommittees.
(Subd (e) repealed and adopted effective April 18, 2003.)
The advisory committee must annually submit to the Chief Justice three nominations for the chair of the advisory committee. The Chief Justice will select a chair from among the names suggested. The chair of the advisory committee serves as chair of any Executive Committee established under (d) and as an advisory member of the Judicial Council.
(Subd (f) amended effective January 1, 2007; adopted as subd (d); previously amended and relettered effective September 1, 2000; previously amended effective April 18, 2003.)
Rule 10.46 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 6.46 effective January 1, 1999; previously amended effective September 1, 2000, and April 18, 2003.