In August 2012, the Judicial Council adopted recommendations to restructure and realign its staff agency. The recommendations came out of the effort of the Strategic Evaluation Committee, appointed by the Chief Justice.

The council’s Executive and Planning Committee, chaired by Justice Douglas Miller, was directed to monitor and report regularly on implementation progress.

Judicial Council Directives

View the latest status and information regarding Judicial Council Restructuring Directives below.

Current progress:  137 directives completed or closed

November 2015
The Judicial Council directed the Administrative Director, as part of the council’s long-term strategic planning, to evaluate the location of the [Judicial Council] main offices based on a cost-benefit analysis and other considerations. [Judicial Council Directive 48].  The cost-benefit analysis is posted here.

October 2015 Judicial Council Meeting:  Current status report As of September 22, 2015

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Cross reference table: Strategic Evaluation Committee Recommendation Numbers to Judicial Council Restructuring Directive Numbers.

August 2015 Judicial Council Meeting:  Administrative Director Martin Hoshino updates the Judicial Council on completion of the classification and compensation study of Judicial Council staff, effective January 1, 2016. Audio (5:58)

Earlier Implementation Progress


August 2015 Judicial Council Meeting: Current status report As of July 10, 2015

July 2015 Judicial Council Meeting: Final Report on Implementation of Judicial Council Directive 125

June 2015 Judicial Council Meeting: Justice Miller reports on implementation review and progress.
Presentation  |  Audiocast (23:01)

Current status report as of May 11, 2015

April 17, 2015 - Information on Judicial Council Directives

February 19, 2015 - Executive and Planning Committee Report to Judicial Council

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