Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee

Purpose: Provides input on the trial court budget process for the benefit of all trial courts statewide and to propose recommendations to the Judicial Council on trial court funding consistent with council goals.

Start Date: June 2013

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

April 18, 2018 AB1058 Funding Allocation Joint Subcommittee Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

April 20, 2018 Fiscal Planning Subcommittee Meeting
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

April 23, 2018 Trial Court Budget Advisory Meeting
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.



Previous Meetings

The 26-member advisory committee comprised of superior court judges, court executives and advisory staff from the Judicial Council reports directly to the council. Members are appointed by the Chief Justice for a designated term. The current membership is effective September 15, 2017.

Committee Members

  • Hon. Jonathan B. Conklin, Chair, Superior Court of California, County of Fresno
  • Hon. Jeffrey B. Barton, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Hon. Andrew S. Blum, Superior Court of California, County of Lake
  • Hon. Daniel J. Buckley, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. Mark Ashton Cope, Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Hon. James E. Herman, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara
  • Hon. Joyce D. Hinrichs, Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt
  • Hon. Patricia M. Lucas, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
  • Hon. Charles Margines, Superior Court of California, County of Orange
  • Hon. Paul M. Marigonda, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz
  • Hon. Brian McCabe, Superior Court of California, County of Merced
  • Ms. Sherri R. Carter, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Ms. Nancy Eberhardt, Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino
  • Mr. Chad Finke, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • Ms. Rebecca Fleming, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
  • Ms. Kimberly Flener, Superior Court of California, County of Butte
  • Mr. Kevin Harrigan, Superior Court of California, County of Tehama
  • Mr. Michael D. Planet, Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
  • Mr. Michael M. Roddy, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Ms. Linda Romero Soles, Superior Court of California, County of Merced
  • Mr. Brian Taylor, Superior Court of California, County of Solano
  • Ms. Tania Ugrin-Capobianco, Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado
  • Mr. David H. Yamasaki, Superior Court of California, County of Orange

Judicial Council Staff to the Committee

  • Mr. John Wordlaw (Advisor) Judicial Council of California
  • Mr. Zlatko Theodorovic (Advisor), Judicial Council of California
  • Ms. Brandy Sanborn (Lead Staff), Judicial Council of California

AB 1058 Funding Allocation Joint Subcommittee

  • Hon. Mark Ashton Cope, Co-Chair, (TCBAC) Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Hon. Joyce D. Hinrichs, Co-Chair  (WAAC) Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt
  • Hon. Mark A. Juhas, Co-Chair, (Family and Juvenile Law) Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. Sue Alexander, (Family and Juvenile Law) Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • Hon. Lorna A. Alksne, (WAAC) Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Hon. Jonathan B. Conklin, (TCBAC) Superior Court of California, County of Fresno
  • Ms. Rebecca Fleming, (TCBAC) Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
  • Mr. Mark Beckley, Chief Deputy Director, California Department of Child Support Services
  • Hon. Patricia M. Lucas, (TCBAC) Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
  • Ms. Sheran L. Morton, (Family and Juvenile Law) Superior Court of California, County of Fresno
  • Hon. B. Scott Thomsen, (Family and Juvenile Law) Superior Court of California, County of Nevada
  • Ms. Catherine Hohenwarter, Family Law Facilitator Superior Court of California, County of Yolo

Court-Appointed-Counsel Funding Allocation Methodology Joint Subcommittee

  • Hon. Jerilyn L. Borack, Co-Chair, (Family and Juvenile Law), Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
  • Hon. Mark Ashton Cope, Co-Chair (TCBAC), Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Hon. C. Todd Bottke (Family and Juvenile Law), Superior Court of California, County of Tehama
  • Hon. Daniel J. Buckley (TCBAC), Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. Carolyn M. Caietti (Family and Juvenile Law), Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Ms. Sherri R. Carter (TCBAC), Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. Cindee F. Mayfield (Family and Juvenile Law), Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino
  • Hon. Kimberly J. Nystrom-Geist (Family and Juvenile Law), Superior Court of California, County of Fresno
  • Mr. David H. Yamasaki (TCBAC), Superior Court of California, County of Orange
  • Hon. Daniel Zeke Zeidler (Family and Juvenile Law), Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

Fiscal Planning Subcommittee

  • Hon. Jonathan B. Conklin, Chair, Superior Court of California, County of Fresno
  • Hon. Charles Margines, Superior Court of California, County of Orange
  • Mr. Chad Finke, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • Ms. Kimberly Flener, Superior Court of California, County of Butte
  • Mr. Kevin Harrigan, Superior Court of California, County of Tehama
  • Mr. Michael D. Planet, Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
  • Ms. Linda Romero Soles, Superior Court of California, County of Merced
  • Mr. Brian Taylor, Superior Court of California, County of Solano
  • Mr. David H. Yamasaki, Superior Court of California, County of Orange

Funding Methodology Subcommittee

  • Hon. Jonathan B. Conklin, Co-Chair, Superior Court of California, County of Fresno
  • Ms. Rebecca Fleming, Co-Chair, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
  • Ms. Sherri R. Carter, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. Mark A. Cope, Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Ms. Kimberly Flener, Superior Court of California, County of Butte
  • Hon. Joyce D. Hinrichs, Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt
  • Hon. Paul M. Marigonda, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz
  • Mr. Michael D. Planet, Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
  • Mr. Michael M. Roddy, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Ms. Tania Ugrin-Capobianco, Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado

Revenue and Expenditure Subcommittee

  • Hon. Jeffrey B. Barton, Co-Chair, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Ms. Sherri R. Carter, Co-Chair, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. Andrew S. Blum, Superior Court of California, County of Lake
  • Hon. Daniel J. Buckley, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. James E. Herman, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara
  • Hon. Paul M. Marigonda, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz
  • Hon. Brian L. McCabe, Superior Court of California, County of Merced
  • Ms. Nancy Eberhardt, Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino
  • Ms. Rebecca Fleming, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
  • Mr. Michael D. Planet, Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
  • Mr. Brian Taylor, Superior Court of California, County of Solano
  • Mr. David H. Yamasaki, Superior Court of California, County of Orange

Background
In May 2013, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced the establishment of the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee (see news release). Recognized as a standing advisory body, the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee (TCBAC) held its first public meeting in July 2013.

Charge
TCBAC provides input on the trial court budget process for the benefit of all trial courts statewide and to propose recommendations to the Judicial Council on trial court funding consistent with council goals. In carrying out this duty, the advisory committee shall consider the following: 

  • Make recommendations on trial court budget priorities to guide the development of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The advisory committee considers all relevant factors including:
    • Input provided by trial court leadership advisory committees concerning budget priorities;
    • Input submitted by trial courts;
    • Feedback from members of the public, including any designated trial court employee representatives;  
    • The fiscal condition of the state;
    • Other factors and trends affecting the trial courts and the state; and
    • The progress of the trial courts in meeting strategic and operational goals established by the Judicial Council.
  • Make recommendations on the allocation of trial court funding, to include any changes to existing methodologies for allocating trial court budget augmentations and reductions.
  • Make recommendations, as appropriate, on budget policies and procedures.
  • Further participate in the budget development process as requested by the Judicial Council or the Executive & Planning Committee.

Contact Information

Budget Services
Administrative Division
TCBAC@jud.ca.gov

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