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.

August 19, 2014 Meeting (Teleconference)
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Call-In Number 1-877-820-7831 Passcode 6031040 (listen only)




 

The 14 member advisory committee is comprised of Appellate Court Justices, Superior Court Judges, court executives and advisory staff from the Administrative Office of the Courts 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. Ronald B. Robie, Chair
Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal
Third Appellate District

Hon. Theodore M. Weathers, Vice-Chair
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of San Diego

Hon. C. Todd Bottke
Assistant Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Tehama

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

Ms. Tammy L. Grimm
Court Executive Officer
Superior Court of California,
County of Imperial

Hon. Mary Thornton House
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Los Angeles

Hon. Mark A. Juhas
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Los Angeles

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. Theodore M. Weathers, Dean
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of San Diego

CJA Advisory Member

Hon. Lisa B. Lench
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Los Angeles

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. Suzette M. LaCivita
Executive Secretary
Center for Judiciary 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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