Information Technology Advisory Committee

Purpose:
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.

May 5, 2017 Meeting
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Call-In Number: 1-877-820-7831, Public Access Code: 1437245 #

Upcoming Meetings

  • June 9, 2017



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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  • Hon. Sheila F. Hanson, Chair, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange
  • Hon. Louis R. Mauro, Vice-Chair, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
  • Hon. Terence L. Bruiniers, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Five
  • Mr. Brian Cotta, Assistant Clerk/Administrator Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District
  • Hon. Julie R. Culver, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Monterey
  • Ms. Alexandra Grimwade, Chief Information Officer, Twentieth Century Fox Television
  • Hon. Michael S. Groch, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Hon. Samantha P. Jessner, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. Jackson Lucky, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Hon. Kimberly Menninger, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange
  • Hon. James M. Mize, Judge of the Superior Court of CA, County of Sacramento
  • Mr. Terry McNally, Court Executive Officer of the Superior Court of California, County of Kern
  • Mr. Snorri Ogata, Chief Information Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Mr. Darrel E. Parker, Court Executive Officer of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara
  • Hon. Alan G. Perkins, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
  • Hon. Peter J. Siggins, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal First Appellate District, Division Three
  • Hon. Mark Stone, Member, California State Assembly
  • Ms. Jeannette Vannoy, Chief Information Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Napa
  • Mr. Don Willenburg, Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP
  • Mr. David H. Yamasaki, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

ITAC's Rules & Policy Subcommittee

  • Hon. Peter J. Siggins, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal First Appellate District, Division Three, Chair
  • Prof. Dorothy J. Glancy, Santa Clara University School of Law, Vice-Chair
  • Hon. Julie R. Culver, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Monterey
  • Hon. Jackson Lucky, Judge of Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Hon. Louis R. Mauro, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
  • Mr. Darrell Parker, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara
  • Mr. Don Willenburg, Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP

ITAC's Projects Subcommittee

  • Hon. Robert B. Freedman, Judge of the Superior Court of CA, County of Alameda, Chair
  • Hon. Shelia F. Hanson, Judge of the Superior Court of CA, County of Orange
  • Hon. Samantha P. Jessner, Judge of the Superior Court of CA, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. James M. Mize, Judge of the Superior Court of CA, County of Sacramento
  • Hon. Alan G. Perkins, Judge of the Superior Court of CA, County of Sacramento
  • Mr. Brian Cotta, Assistant Clerk/Administrator Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District
  • Mr. Robert Oyung, Chief Technology Officer, Superior Court of CA, County of Santa Clara
  • Mr. David Yamasaki, Chief Executive Officer, Superior Court of CA, County of Santa Clara

Joint Appellate Technology Subcommittee

  • Hon. Louis R. Mauro, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, Chair
  • Mr. Kevin Green, Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
  • Mr. Joseph Lane, Clerk/Executive Officer of the Court of Appeal, Second District
  • Mr. Frank A. McGuire, Clerk of the California Supreme Court
  • Hon. Peter J. Siggins, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Three
  • Ms. Kimberly Stewart, Appellate Court Managing Attorney, Court of Appellate, Fourth Appellate District
  • Mr. Don Willenburg, Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP

ITAC Quarterly Project Status Report (December 2016 to March 2017)
ITAC prepares status reports summarizing efforts currently underway, per its annual agenda. These are published in alignment with ITAC regular business meetings.



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.

Survey & Findings: Video Remote Technology in California Courts (December 2014)
This survey on courtroom use of Video Remote Technology (VRT) was conducted by the CTAC Projects Subcommittee to ascertain the extent to which VRT has actually been used, or is currently being used, by California judicial officers.

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.

Background
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.

Charge
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:

  1. Oversee branchwide technology initiatives funded in whole or in part by the state;
  2. Recommend rules, standards, and legislation to ensure compatibility in information and communication technologies in the judicial branch;
  3. Provide input to the Judicial Council Technology Committee on the technology and business requirements of court technology projects and initiatives in funding requests;
  4. Review and recommend legislation, rules, or policies to balance the interests of privacy, access, and security in relation to court technology;
  5. Make proposals for technology education and training in the judicial branch;
  6. Assist courts in acquiring and developing useful technologies;
  7. Establish mechanisms to collect, preserve, and share best practices across the state;
  8. Develop and recommend a tactical technology plan, described in rule 10.16, with input from the individual appellate and trial courts; and
  9. Develop and recommend the committee’s annual agenda, identifying individual technology initiatives scheduled for the next year.

Contact Information

Information Technology
Administrative
ITAC@jud.ca.gov

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