Judicial Council Technology Committee

Purpose:
Oversees the council’s policies concerning technology and is responsible in partnership with the courts for coordinating with the Administrative Director of the Courts and all internal committees, advisory committees, commissions, working groups, task forces, justice partners and stakeholders on technological issues relating to the branch and the courts.

Date Established:
April 2011 (as CCMS Internal Committee); officially renamed with a new purpose as the Judicial Council Technology Committee in June 2012.

Judicial Council Technology Committee

Date: Monday, July 21, 2014
Time: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Teleconference
Call-In Number: 1-877-820-7831, Listen-Only Passcode: 3511860

The Judicial Council Technology Committee (JCTC) is an Internal Judicial Council Committee comprised of Judicial Council members and two advisory members. The JCTC reports directly to the Judicial Council. Members are appointed by the Chief Justice for a one-year term. The membership term runs from September 15 – September 14, like all internal committees.

Download the Committee Roster

Hon. James E. Herman, Chair
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Santa Barbara

Hon. Judith Ashmann-Gerst
Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal
Second Appellate District, Division Two

Mr. Mark G. Bonino
Attorney at Law
Hayes, Scott, Bonino,
Ellingson & McLay, LLP

Hon. Emilie H. Elias
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Los Angeles

Hon. Teri L. Jackson
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of San Francisco

Hon. Gary Nadler
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Sonoma

Mr. Mark P. Robinson, Jr. 
Attorney at Law
Robinson Calcagnie Robinson
Shapiro Davis, Inc.

Hon. David M. Rubin
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of San Diego

Mr. David H. Yamasaki
Court Executive Officer of the Superior Court of California,
County of Santa Clara

Hon. David De Alba, Vice-Chair
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Sacramento

COURT TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE LIAISON

Hon. Terence L. Bruiniers
Associate Justice
Court of Appeal First Appellate District,
Division Five

TRIAL COURT PRESIDING JUDGES ADVISORY COMMITTEE LIAISON

Hon. Marsha Slough
Presiding Judge
Superior Court of California,
County of San Bernardino

COMMITTEE STAFF

Mr. Mark Dusman
Information Technology Services Office
Administrative Office of the Courts

Ms. Virginia Sanders-Hinds
Information Technology Services Office
Administrative Office of the Courts

Ms. Jessica Craven
Information Technology Services Office
Administrative Office of the Courts

Committee Purpose:
Oversees the council’s policies concerning technology and is responsible in partnership with the courts for coordinating with the Administrative Director of the Courts and all internal committees, advisory committees, commissions, working groups, task forces, justice partners and stakeholders on technological issues relating to the branch and the courts. The committee is responsible for ensuring that council policies are complied with and that specific projects proceed on schedule and within scope and budget. The committee seeks reports and recommendations from the Administrative Director, the courts and stakeholders on technology issues. It ensures that technology reports to the council are clear, comprehensive, and provide relevant options so that the council can make effective final technology policy decisions. The committee reports on technology affecting the branch and courts at each Judicial Council meeting.   

The Rule of Court specific to the Technology Committee can be found here and is copied below.

California Rules of Court
(Revised January 1, 2014)

Rule 10.16. Technology Committee
(a) Technology policies
The Technology Committee oversees the council's policies concerning information technology. The committee is responsible for determining that council policies are complied with on specific projects approved and funded by the council and that those projects proceed on schedule and within scope and budget.

(b) Coordination
The committee coordinates the activities of the Administrative Director of the Courts, council internal committees and advisory committees, the courts, justice partners, and stakeholders on matters relating to court information technology. The committee also, in collaboration or consultation with the Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee, coordinates with other branches of government on information technology issues.

(c) Reports
The committee seeks reports and recommendations from the Administrative Director, the courts, and stakeholders on information technology issues. It ensures that information technology reports to the council are clear, are comprehensive, and provide relevant options so that the council can make effective final information technology policy decisions.

(d) Technology needs, standards, and systems
The committee will, in partnership with the courts, develop timelines and recommendations to the council for:
(1) Establishing an approach and vision for implementing information technology that serves the courts, litigants, attorneys, justice partners, and the public, while considering available resources and information technology needs;
(2) Improving judicial branch information technology governance to best serve the implementation of technological solutions;
(3) Establishing a strategic information technology plan for the judicial branch and the courts;
(4) Developing information technology standards; and
(5) Developing standardized requests for proposals, identifying appropriate vendors, and encouraging the courts to leverage their collective economic purchasing power in acquiring technological systems.

(e) Oversight of advisory committees and task forces
For those advisory committees and task forces over which it has been assigned oversight by the Chief Justice, the Technology Committee ensures that the activities of each are consistent with the council's goals and policies. To achieve these outcomes, the committee:
(1) Communicates the council's annual charge to each; and
(2) Reviews an annual agenda for each to determine whether the annual agenda is consistent with its charge and with the priorities established by the council.
Rule 10.10 amended effective February 20, 2014.


Contact Information

Information Technology Services Office
Administrative Office of the Courts
Email:  JCTC@jud.ca.gov

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