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2015 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.52. Administrative Presiding Justices Advisory Committee

(a) Area of focus

The committee makes recommendations to the council on policy issues affecting the administration and operation of the Courts of Appeal.

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

(b) Additional duties

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

(1)Establish administrative policies that promote the quality of justice by advancing the efficient functioning of the appellate courts;

(2)Advise the council of the appellate courts' resource requirements and solicit the council's support in meeting budget, administrative, and staffing requirements;

(3)Make proposals on training for justices and appellate support staff to the Governing Committee of the Center for Judicial Education and Research; and

(4)Comment on and make recommendations to the council about appellate court operations, including:

(A)Initiatives to be pursued by the council or the Administrative Office of the Courts; and

(B)The council's goals and strategies.

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

(c) Membership

The committee consists of:

(1)The Chief Justice as chair; and

(2)The administrative presiding justices of the Courts of Appeal designated under rule 10.1004.

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

(d) Funding

Each year, the committee must recommend budget change proposals to be submitted to the Chief Justice for legislative funding to operate the appellate courts. These proposals must be consistent with the budget management guidelines of the Finance Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

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

(e) Allocations

The committee allocates resources among the appellate courts and approves budget management guidelines based on the actual allocation made by the Chief Justice.

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

(f) Administrative Director of the Courts

The Administrative Director must meet regularly with the committee and must notify and, when appropriate, consult with the committee about appellate court personnel matters.

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

Rule 10.52 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 6.52 effective January 1, 1999.

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