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Administration

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Appellate

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Civil and Small Claims

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Civil Jury Instructions (CACI)

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Code of Judicial Ethics

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Court Interpreters

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Court Technology

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Criminal

Criminal Procedure and Juvenile Law: Judicial Council Forms Under Proposition 64 (PDF, 208 KB)
Item Number: W17-01
Deadline for Comments: February 14, 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific)
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On November 8, 2016, the people of the state of California voted to enact Proposition 64, the “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act” (“Proposition 64”). To implement Proposition 64, the Criminal Law and the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committees are proposing four optional forms to be used to petition the court for relief and make the appropriate orders under Health and Safety Code section 11361.8.

Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM)

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Disability Access Litigation

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Domestic Violence

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Elder and Adult Abuse

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Enhanced Collections

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Facilities

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Family and Juvenile

Criminal Procedure and Juvenile Law: Judicial Council Forms Under Proposition 64 (PDF, 208 KB)
Item Number: W17-01
Deadline for Comments: February 14, 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific)
Submit Comment Online Or, email: invitations@jud.ca.gov

On November 8, 2016, the people of the state of California voted to enact Proposition 64, the “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act” (“Proposition 64”). To implement Proposition 64, the Criminal Law and the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committees are proposing four optional forms to be used to petition the court for relief and make the appropriate orders under Health and Safety Code section 11361.8.

Juvenile Law: Implementation of Proposition 57, the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 (PDF, 769 KB)
Item Number: W17-02
Deadline for Comments: February 14, 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific)
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Proposition 57, the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016, substantially amends the process by which juvenile offenders may be transferred to the jurisdiction of the criminal court by (1) eliminating the authority of prosecutors to directly file petitions in criminal court, and (2) requiring that the juvenile court hold a hearing and determine if a transfer is appropriate. To implement the changes enacted by Prop. 57, the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee is proposing amending or revoking six California Rules of Court and revising four forms to be consistent with the amended provisions. In addition, the committee proposes approval of a new optional writ petition form for seeking appellate review of the juvenile court’s transfer decision.

Juvenile Law: Commitment to Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (PDF, 188 KB)
Item Number: W17-03
Deadline for Comments: February 14, 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific)
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The Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee proposes revising the Judicial Council order form for the commitment of a minor ward to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF) to ensure that the form reflects legally accurate commitment procedures . The form revisions would ensure that the court provides complete and accurate information needed for the acceptance of youth by the DJF, thus avoiding unnecessary delays in the court’s disposition orders. Revisions to the form were requested by judicial officers, the Division of Juvenile Justice, and a public defender’s office.

Juvenile Law: Sealing of Records (PDF, 666 KB)
Item Number: W17-04
Deadline for Comments: February 14, 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific)
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The Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee proposes revised forms to conform to recently enacted statutory provisions concerning the sealing of juvenile records. The proposal would update recently adopted forms to implement sealing of records for cases sealed under Welfare and Institutions Code section 786 to include changes to that section that go into effect on January 1, 2017. In addition, two other forms with information on the sealing of juvenile records would be revised to be consistent with the current state of the law.

Family Law: Simplifying Limited Scope Representation (PDF, 749 KB)
Item Number: W17-05
Deadline for Comments: February 14, 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific)
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The Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee has been developing a proposal in response to requests from the legal community to simplify the procedure for an attorney to withdraw from limited scope representation when the attorney has completed the work agreed on with the party/client in a family law matter. The current proposal includes amending rule 5.425 of the California Rules of Court, approving two forms, and revising four existing forms.

The intent of the proposal is to simplify the current procedure for withdrawal. It incorporates a process adopted in many states as well as suggestions from the State Bar of California, family law attorneys, and family court professionals who commented on the initial version of this proposal, which circulated for comment from April 14 to June 14, 2016. The proposed changes to the withdrawal procedures are likely to promote more limited scope representation in family law matters, reduce the number of hearings regarding withdrawal of counsel, and reduce the impact on case management systems in family courts.

Family Law: Request to Continue Hearing and Declaration Regarding Notice of Request for Temporary Emergency Orders (PDF, 636 KB)
Item Number: W17-06
Deadline for Comments: February 14, 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific)
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The Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee proposes revising the form used to ask for an order to continue the hearing on a Request for Order (form FL-300) by expanding its use beyond cases in which temporary emergency (ex parte) orders had been previously issued. The committee also proposes revising the form used to show compliance with the notice and service requirements when requesting a temporary emergency (ex parte) order by including a new space for the date, time, and location of the proposed emergency hearing or submission of documents. The proposed changes would respond to specific suggestions from court professionals and help increase efficiencies in the way courts process requests to continue hearings and requests for temporary emergency orders.

Judicial Administration

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Legislative Proposals

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Military Service

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Minors Compromises

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Miscellaneous

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Preliminary Solicitation: Early Draft Open Meeting Rule

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Probate and Mental Health

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Protective Orders

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Strategic Plan for Language Access in the California Courts

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Supreme Court

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Technology

Tactical Plan for Technology 2017-2018 (Deadline extended) (PDF, 603 KB)
Item Number: SP16-14
Deadline for Comments: January 23, 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific)
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As part of its 2016 Annual Agenda, the Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) initiated a workstream to update the Tactical Plan for Technology 2014-2016. After analyzing branch business drivers, evaluating existing initiatives, and incorporating new initiatives, the workstream now requests your input on the initial draft of the updated Tactical Plan for Technology 2017-2018.

1/5/17: Please note that the deadline has been extended to January 23, 2017.

Traffic

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Tribal Court–State Court Forum

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Other

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SEC Report

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Special Cycle

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Judicial Council of California
Attn: Invitations to Comment
455 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102

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