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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.48. Court Executives Advisory Committee

(a) Area of focus

The committee makes recommendations to the council on policy issues affecting the trial courts.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2004.)

(b) Additional duties

In addition to the duties specified in rule 10.34, the committee must:

(1)Recommend methods and policies to improve trial court administrators' access to and participation in council decision making;

(2)Review and comment on legislation, rules, forms, standards, studies, and recommendations concerning court administration proposed to the council;

(3)Review and make proposals concerning the Judicial Branch Statistical Information System or other large-scope data collection efforts;

(4)Suggest methods and policies to increase communication between the council and the trial courts; and

(5)Meet periodically with the Administrative Office of the Courts' executive team to enhance branch communications.

(Subd (b) amended effective February 20, 2014; previously amended effective January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2007.)

(c) Membership

The committee consists of the court executive officer of each superior court.

(Subd (c) amended effective February 20, 2014; adopted as subd (d); previously amended effective January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2007.)

(d) Executive Committee

The advisory committee may establish an Executive Committee that, in addition to other powers provided by the advisory committee, acts on behalf of the full advisory committee. To assist it in formulating proposals and making recommendations to the council, the Executive Committee may seek the advice of the advisory committee. The Executive Committee consists of the following members:

(1)The nine court executive officers or interim/acting court executive officers from the nine trial courts that have 48 or more judges;

(2)Four court executive officers from trial courts that have 16 to 47 judges;

(3)Two court executive officers from trial courts that have 6 to 15 judges;

(4)Two court executive officers from trial courts that have 2 to 5 judges; and

(5)One court executive officer from the trial courts as an at-large member appointed by the committee chair to a one-year term.

(Subd (d) adopted effective February 20, 2014.)

(e) Nominations

(1)The advisory committee must submit nominations for each vacancy on the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will recommend three nominees for each Executive Committee vacancy from the nominations received and submit its recommendations to the Executive and Planning Committee of the Judicial Council. The list of nominees must enable the Chief Justice to appoint an Executive Committee that reflects a variety of experience, expertise, and locales (e.g., urban, suburban, and rural). Membership on the Executive Committee does not preclude appointment to any other advisory committee or task force.

(2)The Executive Committee must review and recommend to the Executive and Planning Committee of the Judicial Council the following:

(A)Members of the Executive Committee;

(B)Nonvoting court administrator members of the Judicial Council; and

(C)Members of other advisory committees who are court executives or judicial administrators.

(Subd (e) amended effective February 20, 2014; previously amended effective January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2007.)

(f) Chair and vice-chair

The Chief Justice may appoint the chair and vice-chair of the advisory committee for up to a two-year term from the current or incoming membership of the Executive Committee. The chair and vice-chair of the advisory committee serve as the chair and vice-chair of the Executive Committee established by subdivision (d).

(Subd (f) amended effective February 20, 2014; previously amended effective January 1, 2004, January 1, 2007, and January 1, 2008.)

(g) Meetings

The Executive Committee will meet approximately every two months, which includes the statewide meetings with the advisory committee. The advisory committee will meet during at least two statewide meetings per year.

(Subd (g) adopted effective February 20, 2014.)

Rule 10.48 amended effective February 20, 2014; adopted as rule 6.48 effective January 1, 1999; previously amended effective January 1, 2004; previously amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2008.

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