Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee

Purpose:
Contributes to the statewide administration of justice by monitoring areas of significance to the justice system and making recommendations to the Judicial Council on policy issues affecting the trial courts. (Cal Rules of Court, rule 10.46(a)-(b))

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

May 25, 2017, TCPJAC/CEAC Joint Legislation Subcommittee Meeting (Closed)
12:10 to 1:00 p.m.

May 31, 2017 TCPJAC Executive Committee Meeting
1:05 to 1:15 p.m.


Previous Meetings

The Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee (TCPJAC) is composed of the presiding judges of the superior courts in all 58 counties.

The 18-member TCPJAC Executive Committee may act on behalf of the full committee between meetings. The Executive Committee consists of all presiding judges from courts with 48 or more judges and the following members elected by the committee: two presiding judges from courts with 2 to 5 judges, three presiding judges from courts with 6 to 15 judges, and four presiding judges from courts with 16 to 47 judges. Members of the Executive Committee are indicated below with an asterisk.

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  • Hon. Jeffrey B. Barton, Chair*, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Hon. Patricia M. Lucas, Vice-Chair*, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
  • Hon. Jose L. Alva*, Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin
  • Hon. Brian R. Aronson, Superior Court of California, County of Sutter
  • Hon. Raima Ballinger, Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma
  • Hon. Francis W. Barclay, Superior Court of California, County of Modoc
  • Hon. Steven D. Barnes, Superior Court of California, County of Kings
  • Hon. Grant Barrett, Superior Court of California, County of Calaveras
  • Hon. John A. Behnke, Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino
  • Hon. Andrew S. Blum, Superior Court of California, County of Lake
  • Hon. Mark Boessenecker, Superior Court of California, County of Napa
  • Hon. C. Todd Bottke, Superior Court of California, County of Tehama
  • Hon. Charles R. Brehmer, Superior Court of California, County of Kern
  • Hon. Daniel J. Buckley*, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. Donald Cole Byrd*, Superior Court of California, County of Glenn
  • Hon. Ricardo Cordova, Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus
  • Hon. Kevin R. Culhane*, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
  • Hon. William J. Davis, Superior Court of California, County of Siskiyou
  • Hon. Becky Dugan*, Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Hon. Charles H. Ervin, Superior Court of California, County of Sierra
  • Hon. Susan Irene Etezadi, Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo
  • Hon. Jill Fannin*, Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa
  • Hon. William H. Follett, Superior Court of California, County of Del Norte
  • Hon. Robert Fracchia, Superior Court of California, County of Solano
  • Hon. Kimberly A. Gaab, Superior Court of California, County of Fresno
  • Hon. Janet Gaard, Superior Court of California, County of Yolo
  • Hon. Gary Gibson, Superior Court of California, County of Shasta
  • Hon. Debra L. Givens, Superior Court of California, County of Yuba
  • Hon. Robert A. Glusman*, Superior Court of California, County of Butte
  • Hon. Denine J. Guy, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz
  • Hon. Raymond L. Haight, III*, Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino
  • Hon. J. S. Hermanson, Superior Court of California, County of Amador
  • Hon. Janet A. Hilde*, Superior Court of California, County of Plumas
  • Hon. Bret D. Hillman, Superior Court of California, County of Tulare
  • Hon. Joyce D. Hinrichs*, Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt
  • Hon. Mark E. Hood, Superior Court of California, County of Monterey
  • Hon. Teri L. Jackson*, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco
  • Hon. Morris Jacobson*, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • Hon. Elizabeth W. Johnson, Superior Court of California, County of Trinity
  • Hon. Patricia Kelly*, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara
  • Hon. Suzanne N. Kingsbury*, Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado
  • Hon. Thomas Kolpacoff, Superior Court of California, County of Alpine
  • Hon. Barry T. LaBarbera, Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo
  • Hon. Mark Magit, Superior Court of California, County of Mono
  • Hon. Charles Margines*, Superior Court of California, County of Orange
  • Hon. Patricia M. Murphy*, Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
  • Hon. Alan V. Pineschi, Superior Court of California, County of Placer
  • Hon. Christopher J. Plourd, Superior Court of California, County of Imperial
  • Hon. Donald J. Proietti, Superior Court of California, County of Merced
  • Hon. Steven R. Sanders, Superior Court of California, County of San Benito
  • Hon. Donald I. Segerstrom, Jr., Superior Court of California, County of Tuolumne
  • Hon. Kelly V. Simmons, Superior Court of California, County of Marin
  • Hon. Joseph Soldani, Superior Court of California, County of Madera
  • Hon. Dean T. Stout, Superior Court of California, County of Inyo
  • Hon. Jeffrey A. Thompson, Superior Court of California, County of Colusa
  • Hon B. Scott Thomsen, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada
  • Hon. Michele Verderosa, Superior Court of California, County of Lassen
  • Hon. F. Dana Walton, Superior Court of California, County of Mariposa

Judicial Council Staff to the Committee

  • Mr. Cliff Alumno, Lead Staff, Senior Analyst, Judicial Council and Trial Court Leadership, Judicial Council of California

Joint Subcommittees between Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee (TCPJAC) and Court Executives Advisory Committee (CEAC)

Joint Legislation Subcommittee

  • Hon. Charles Margines, Co-Chair, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Orange
  • Mr. Michael M. Roddy, Co-Chair, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Hon. Jeffrey B. Barton, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Ms. Sherri R. Carter, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. Debra L. Givens, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Yuba
  • Mr. Hector Gonzalez, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Mono
  • Hon. Denine J. Guy, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz
  • Hon. Raymond L. Haight, III, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino
  • Mr. Kevin Harrigan, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Glenn
  • Hon. Janet Hilde, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Plumas
  • Hon. Mark E. Hood, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Monterey
  • Hon. Teri L. Jackson, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco
  • Hon. Morris Jacobson, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • Hon. Elizabeth W. Johnson, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Trinity
  • Mr. Terry McNally, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Kern
  • Mr. G. Sean Metroka, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada
  • Mr. Stephen Nash, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa
  • Mr. Michael D. Planet, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
  • Ms. Linda Romero Soles, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Merced
  • Ms. Patty Wallace-Rixman, Assistant Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Fresno

Joint Rules Subcommittee

  • Hon. Becky Lynn Dugan, Co-Chair, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Ms. Linda Romero Soles, Co-Chair, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Merced
  • Hon. Jose L. Alva, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin
  • Ms. Andi Barone, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Lassen
  • Ms. Sherri R. Carter, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. Janet Gaard, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Yolo
  • Mr. Hector Gonzalez, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Mono
  • Mr. W. Samuel Hamrick, Jr., Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Hon. Patricia M. Lucas, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
  • Hon. Mark Magit, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Mono
  • Ms. Sheran L. Morton, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Fresno
  • Hon. Peter B. Twede, Assistant Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Glenn

The Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee contributes to the statewide administration of justice by monitoring areas of significance to the justice system and making recommendations to the Judicial Council on policy issues affecting the trial courts. (Cal Rules of Court, rule 10.46(a)-(b)):
 
  • (1) Recommend methods and policies within its area of focus to improve trial court presiding judges' access to and participation in council decision making, increase communication between the council and the trial courts, and provide for training programs for judicial and court support staff;
     
  • (2) Respond and provide input to the Judicial Council, appropriate advisory committees, or the Judicial Council staff on pending policy proposals and offer new recommendations on policy initiatives in the areas of legislation, rules, forms, standards, studies, and recommendations concerning court administration; and
     
  • (3) Provide for liaison between the trial courts and the Judicial Council, its advisory committees, task forces, and working groups, and Judicial Council Staff.

Contact Information

Trial Court Leadership Services 
tcpjac@jud.ca.gov

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