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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.80. Administrative Director of the Courts (Administrative Director)

(a) Functions

The Administrative Director, appointed by the Judicial Council under article VI, section 6 of the Constitution, performs those functions prescribed by the Constitution and laws of the state, or delegated to the director by the Judicial Council or the Chief Justice.

(Subd (a) amended effective July 29, 2014; adopted as unlettered subd effective January 1, 1999; previously lettered subd (a) and amended effective August 14, 2009.)

(b) Accountability

The Administrative Director is accountable to the council and the Chief Justice for the performance of the Judicial Council staff. The Administrative Director's charge is to accomplish the council's goals and priorities.

(Subd (b) amended effective July 29, 2014; adopted effective August 14, 2009.)

(c) Interpretation of policies

The Administrative Director may use any reasonable interpretation of Judicial Council policies to achieve the council's goals, consistent with the limitations from the council and the Chief Justice.

(Subd (c) adopted effective August 14, 2009.)

(d) Responsibilities

In carrying out these duties, the Administrative Director is responsible for allocating the financial and other resources relating to the Judicial Council staff (including, for example, funding the operation of advisory bodies and other activities) to achieve the branch goals and policies adopted by the Judicial Council of California.

(Subd (d) amended effective July 29, 2014; adopted effective August 14, 2009.)

(e) Reports

The Administrative Director reports to the Judicial Council at least once annually on the progress made toward achieving the council's goals. When the council sets the direction on projects or programs that require more than one year to complete, the Administrative Director will report back to the council at regular intervals on their status and significant developments.

(Subd (e) adopted effective August 14, 2009.)

Rule 10.80 amended effective August 14, 2009; adopted as rule 6.80 effective January 1, 1999; previously amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007.

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