The committee makes recommendations to the council for improving the administration of justice through the use of technology and for fostering cooperative endeavors to resolve common technological issues with other stakeholders in the justice system.
Date(s) Established: CTAC 1995-Aug. 2015; ITAC Sept. 2015-present
Key projects of this advisory body are outlined in the annual agenda.
Previous Information Technology Advisory Committee Meetings
Previous Court Technology Advisory Committee Meetings
The 20 member advisory committee is comprised of appellate and superior court judicial officers and court administrators, a member of both the Senate and Assembly, a member of the State Bar, and a public member (currently, law school faculty), along with advisory staff from the Judicial Council and reports directly to the Judicial Council Technology Committee. Members are appointed by the Chief Justice for a three-year term.
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Electronic Filing Standards and Policies on Electronic Filing Managers
The Judicial Council approved, effective July 1, 2016, technical information exchange standards for e-filing and directed ITAC to develop a plan for implementation of these standards. Full report, presentation, and agenda item from June 24, 2016 Judicial Council meeting.
Information Systems Controls Framework: "How to Use" Guide and Checklist
Approved by the Judicial Council Technology Committee and the Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC). Prepared by the ITAC Information Security Framework Workstream October 2015. Full report to the Judicial Council, October 8, 2015.
Advancing Access to Justice Through Technology: Guiding Principles for California Judicial Branch Initiatives
Approved by the Judicial Council August 2012. Prepared by the CTAC Outreach Subcommittee.
ITAC Project Status Report (December 2016)
ITAC prepares status reports summarizing efforts currently underway, per its annual agenda. These are published in alignment with ITAC regular business meetings.
Initially the Court Technology Task Force was created in 1994 as a transitional body, designed to bridge the analyses of the 2020 Commission regarding court technology and the formation of the Court Technology Standing Advisory Committee. In 1995, the Judicial Council adopted the task force’s recommendations and formed the Court Technology Advisory Committee (CTAC) as a standing committee. CTAC’s Rule of Court was established in 1999. In 2015, a rule of court amendment renamed the committee the Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) and revised its roles and responsibilities to reflect the committee’s sponsorship of statewide technology initiatives.
Per Rule of Court 10.53, ITAC makes recommendations to the council for improving the administration of justice through the use of technology and for fostering cooperative endeavors to resolve common technological issues with other stakeholders in the justice system. The committee promotes, coordinates, and acts as executive sponsor for projects and initiatives that apply technology to the work of the courts.
In addition to the duties outlined for all advisory committees, ITAC must also: