Criminal Law Advisory Committee

Purpose:
Makes recommendations to the council for improving the administration of justice in criminal proceedings.

 

September 23, 2014, 12:00 p.m. (Closed Meeting) - Postponed to September 29, 2014, 4:00 p.m




2014 Criminal Law Advisory Committee Meetings


The 18-member advisory committee is comprised of appellate court justices, trial court judicial officers, judicial administrators, prosecutors, criminal defense lawyers, and probation officers, and advisory staff from the Administrative Office of the Courts and reports directly to the Judicial Council. Members are appointed by the Chief Justice for a three-year term. The current membership term runs until Oct 31, 2014.

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  • Hon. Tricia Ann Bigelow, Chair, Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Eight, Los Angeles
  • Mr. John R. Abrahams, Public Defender (Retired), Sonoma County Public Defender's Office
  • Hon. Suzanne Ramos Bolanos, Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco
  • Mr. Ronald L. Brown, Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office
  • Hon. Janet Gaard, Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Yolo
  • Ms. Cherie Garofalo, Executive Director, Criminal and Traffic Operations, Superior Court of California, County of Orange
  • Mr. Mack A. Jenkins, Chief Probation Officer, San Diego County Probation Department
  • Mr. Jay Kohorn, Assistant Director, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles
  • Hon. Charlaine F. Olmedo, Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Ms. Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney, Alameda County District Attorney's Office
  • Hon. Allen H. Sumner, Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
  • Ms. Rosalie Tucker, Court Operations Manager, Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado
  • Mr. Mark A. Urry, Branch Director, North County Division, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Hon. Steven R. Van Sicklen, Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Mr. Stephen M. Wagstaffe, District Attorney, San Mateo County District Attorney's Office
  • Hon. Steve White, Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
  • Hon. J. Richard Couzens (Ret.), Advisory Member, Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Placer
  • Mr. Arturo Castro, Lead Committee Staff, Supervising Attorney, Criminal Justice Services, Operations and Programs Division, Judicial Council
  • Ms. Kimberly DaSilva, Committee Staff, Attorney, Criminal Justice Services, Operations and Programs Division, Judicial Council
  • Ms. Eve Hershcopf, Committee Staff, Attorney, Criminal Justice Office, Judicial Operations and Programs Division, Judicial Council
  • Ms. Adrienne Toomey, Committee Staff, Attorney, Criminal Justice Services, Operations and Programs Division, Judicial Council
  • Ms. Barbara Whiteoak, Committee Staff, Executive Secretary, Criminal Justice Services, Operations and Programs Division, Judicial Council
The committee is charged with making recommendations to the council for improving the administration of justice in criminal proceedings. The committee identifies issues and concerns confronting the judiciary in the areas of criminal procedure, practice, and case management and suggests solutions and responses.

Contact Information

Criminal Justice Services
Operations & Programs
CLAC@jud.ca.gov

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