Court 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 Established: 1995

Key projects of this advisory body are outlined in the annual agenda.

The 21 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 Administrative Office of the Courts and reports directly to the Judicial Council's internal Technology Committee. Members are appointed by the Chief Justice for a three-year term.  

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  • Hon. Terence L. Bruiniers, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Five, CTAC Chair
  • Hon. Robert B. Freedman, Judge of the Superior Court of CA, County of Alameda, CTAC Vice-Chair
  • Hon. Jeffrey B. Barton, Asst. Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of CA, County of San Diego
  • Hon. Kyle S. Brodie, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino
  • Hon. Joan Buchanan, Member, California State Assembly, 15th District
  • Mr. Jake Chatters, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of CA, County of Placer
  • Mr. Brian Cotta, Chief Information Officer/ Director of Technology Superior Court of California, County of Fresno
  • Hon. Julie R. Culver, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Monterey
  • Prof. Dorothy J. Glancy, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Hon. Sheila F. Hanson, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange
  • Hon. Hannah-Beth Jackson, Member California State Senate, Senate District 19
  • Hon. Samantha P. Jessner, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. Louis R. Mauro, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
  • Hon. James M. Mize, Judge of the Superior Court of CA, County of Sacramento
  • Mr. Robert Oyung, Chief Technology Officer, Superior Court of CA, County of Santa Clara
  • Mr. Pat Patterson, Technology Officer, Superior Court of CA, County of Ventura
  • 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
  • Mr. Don Willenburg, Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP
  • Mr. David H. Yamasaki, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
  • Hon. Theodore C. Zayner, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

CTAC's Rules & Policy Subcommittee
Members:

  • 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. Kyle S. Brodie, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino
  • Hon. Julie R. Culver, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Monterey
  • Hon. Louis R. Mauro, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
  • Mr. Don Willenburg, Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP
  • Hon. Theodore C. Zayner, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

CTAC's Projects Subcommittee
Members
:

  • Hon. Robert B. Freedman Judge of the Superior Court of CA, County of Alameda, Chair
  • Hon. Jeffrey B. Barton, Judge of the Superior Court of CA, County of San Diego
  • 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. Jake Chatters, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of CA, County of Placer
  • Mr. Robert Oyung, Chief Technology Officer, Superior Court of CA, County of Santa Clara
  • Mr. Pat Patterson, Technology Officer, Superior Court of CA, County of Ventura
  • Mr. David Yamasaki, Chief Executive Officer, Superior Court of CA, County of Santa Clara

Joint Appellate Technology Subcommittee
Members
:

  • 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

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 CTAC as a standing committee. CTAC’s Rule of Court was established in 1999.

Charge
Per Rule of Court 10.53, CTAC 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.
In addition to the duties outlined for all advisory committees, CTAC must also:

  1. Recommend standards to ensure compatibility in information and communication technologies in the judicial branch;
  2. Review and comment on requests for the funding of judicial branch technology projects to ensure compatibility with goals established by the council and standards promulgated by the committee;
  3. Review and recommend legislation, rules, or policies to balance the interests of privacy, access, and security in relation to court technology;
  4. Make proposals for technology education and training in the judicial branch;
  5. Assist courts in acquiring and developing useful technologies; and
  6. Maintain a long-range plan.


Contact Information

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CTAC@jud.ca.gov

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