Governing Committee of the Center for Judicial Education and Research

Purpose:
To develop and deliver education to members of the California Judicial Branch.

Date Established:
January 1, 1993 as an Advisory Committee to the Judicial Branch. Originally created in 1973 via agreement between the Judicial Council and the California Judges Association.

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

February 3, 2015 Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Judicial Council Conference Center Catalina Room
455 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA

February 9, 2016 Governing Committee Meeting (Teleconference)
10:45 am – 2 pm
Public Call-In Number: 1-877-820-7831  Public Access Code #: 6031040


2014 Governing Committee of the Center for Judicial Education and Research Meetings

The 15 member advisory committee is comprised of Appellate Court Justices, Superior Court Judges, court executives and advisory staff from the Judicial Council of California and reports directly to the Judicial Council. Members are appointed by the Chief Justice for a three year term. The current membership terms run through October of each year.

Download the Committee Roster.

  • Hon. Theodore M. Weathers, Chair, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Hon. Mary Thornton House, Vice-Chair, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. C. Todd Bottke, Assistant Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Tehama
  • Mr. Alex Calvo, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz
  • Ms. Mary Majich Davis, Chief Deputy Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California,County of San Bernardino
  • Hon. Kimberly A. Gaab, Assistant Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Fresno
  • Hon. Janet Gaard, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Yolo
  • Ms. Lisa M. Galdos, Assistant Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
  • Hon. Richard D. Huffman, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One
  • Hon. Mark A. Juhas, 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. Darrell S. Mavis, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. Rebecca S. Riley, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
  • Mr. Michael M. Roddy, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Hon. Arthur A. Wick, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

Judicial Council Staff Advisory Member

  • Mr. Martin N. Hoshino, Administrative Director, Judicial Council of California

Judicial College Advisory Member

  • Hon. Patricia M. Lucas, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

CJA Advisory Member

  • Hon. Teresa Guerrero-Daley, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

Judicial Council Staff to the Committee

  • Dr. Diane E. Cowdrey, Director,Center for Judiciary Education and Research, Judicial Council of California
  • Mr. Robert D. Lowney, Senior Manager, Center for Judiciary Education and Research, Judicial Council of California
  • Ms. Stacey Munsterman, Executive Secretary, Center for Judicial Education and Research, Judicial Council of California

In 1973, the Judicial Council of California and the California Judges Association created the Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER), which subsequently became the Education Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts. The Governing Committee of CJER was made an advisory committee to the council in 1993 through the adoption of former rule 1029. In 2001, the rule that specifies the CJER Governing Committee's duties was made consistent with the rules pertaining to other Judicial Council advisory committees, but it continues to acknowledge the historic participation of the California Judges Association.

The committee makes recommendations to the council for improving the administration of justice through comprehensive and quality education and training for judicial officers and other judicial branch personnel. The committee also recommends rules, standards, policies, and procedures for judicial branch education; recommends a strategic long-range plan for judicial branch education; evaluates the effectiveness of judicial branch education, the quality of participation, the efficiency of delivery, and the impact on service to the public; reviews and comments on proposals from other advisory committees and task forces that include education and training of judicial officers or court staff in order to ensure coordination, consistency, and collaboration in educational services; establishes educational priorities for implementation of curricula, programs, publications, and delivery systems; identifies the need for and appoint education committees to implement the priorities, long-range plan, and programs and products of judicial branch education; creates and adopts procedures for their operation; and reviews and approves their projects and products; identifies and fosters collaborative opportunities with courts to promote and ensure the availability of training at the local court level; identifies, analyzes, and implements systems to enhance the delivery of education and training statewide; and identifies and fosters collaborative opportunities with internal and external partners to maximize the resources dedicated to education and training.


Contact Information

Center for Judiciary Education and Research
Operations & Programs
CJERGOVCOM@jud.ca.gov

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