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))

Joint TCPJAC/CEAC Legislation Working Group (Closed Meeting)
Thursday, July 24, 2014
12:10-1:00
The Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee (TCPJAC) is composed of the presiding judges of the superior courts in all 58 counties.


An 18-member executive committee may act on behalf of the full committee between meetings. The Executive Committee consists of all presiding judges from counties with 48 or more judges. In addition, it includes two presiding judges from counties with 2 to 5 judges, three presiding judges from counties with 6 to 15 judges, and four presiding judges from counties with 16 to 47 judges, all elected by the membership.  All members are presiding judges, unless otherwise noted.

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  • Hon. Brian C. Walsh, Chair, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
  • Hon. Marsha G. Slough, Vice-Chair, Superior Court of California, County
    of San Bernardino
  • Hon. Marla O. Anderson, Superior Court of California, County of Monterey
  • Hon. Brian J. Back, Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
  • Hon. Francis W. Barclay, Superior Court of California, County of Modoc
  • Hon. Steven M. Basha, Superior Court of California, County of Yolo
  • Hon. Loretta Murphy Begen, Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus
  • Hon. Jonathan B. Conklin, Superior Court of California, County of Fresno
  • Hon. Mark A. Cope, Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Hon. David J. Danielsen, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Hon. Thomas DeSantos, Superior Court of California, County of Kings
  • Hon. David L. DeVore, Superior Court of California, County of Alpine
  • Hon. Faye D’Opal, Superior Court of California, County of Marin
  • Hon. Stanley L. Eller, Superior Court of California, County of Mono
  • Hon. Poli Flores, Jr., Superior Court of California, County of Imperial
  • Hon. Robert D. Foiles, Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo
  • Hon. William H. Follett, Superior Court of California, County of Del Norte
  • Hon. John J. Garaventa, Superior Court of California, County of Tehama
  • Hon. Gregory S. Gaul, Superior Court of California, County of Shasta
  • Hon. Arthur A. Garcia, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara
  • Hon. Debra L. Givens, Superior Court of California, County of Yuba
  • Hon. Kenneth J. Gnoss, Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma
  • Hon. Barry P. Goode, Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa
  • Hon. Susan E. Green, Superior Court of California, County of Sutter
  • Hon. Susan C. Harlan, Superior Court of California, County of Amador
  • Hon. Dodie A. Harman, Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo
  • Hon. Stephen Owen Hedstrom, Superior Court of California, County of Lake
  • Hon. Candance S. Heidelberger, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada
  • Hon. Lloyd L. Hicks, Superior Court of California, County of Tulare
  • Hon. Robert C. Hight, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
  • Hon. Lesley D. Holland, Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin
  • Hon. Colette M. Humphrey, Superior Court of California, County of Kern
  • Hon. Elizabeth W. Johnson, Superior Court of California, County of Trinity
  • Hon. D. Lynn Jones, Superior Court of California, County of Madera
  • Hon. Ira R. Kaufman, Superior Court of California, County of Plumas
  • Hon. John P. Kennelly, Superior Court of California, County of Sierra
  • Hon. Suzanne N. Kingsbury, Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado
  • Hon. Brian J. Lamb, Superior Court of California, County of Inyo
  • Hon. Cynthia Ming-mei Lee, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco
  • Hon. Kristen A. Lucena, Superior Court of California, County of Butte
  • Hon. John E. Martin, Superior Court of California, County of Calaveras
  • Hon. Paul M. Marigonda, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz
  • Hon. Laura J. Masunaga, Superior Court of California, County of Siskiyou
  • Hon. Brian L. McCabe, Superior Court of California, County of Merced
  • Hon. David E. Nelson, Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino
  • Hon. E. Bradley Nelson, Superior Court of California, County of Solano
  • Hon. Wayne R. Parrish, Superior Court of California, County of Mariposa
  • Hon. Alan V. Pineschi, Superior Court of California, County of Placer
  • Hon. Eleanor Provost, Superior Court of California, County of Tuolumne
  • Hon. Dale A. Reinholtsen, Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt
  • Hon. Glenda Sanders, Superior Court of California, County of Orange
  • Hon. Steven R. Sanders, Superior Court of California, County of San Benito
  • Hon. Rodney G. Stone, Superior Court of California, County of Napa
  • Hon. Jeffrey A. Thompson, Superior Court of California, County of Colusa
  • Hon. Peter B. Twede, Superior Court of California, County of Glenn
  • Hon. Michele Verderosa, Superior Court of California, County of Lassen
  • Hon. David S. Wesley, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hon. Winifred Younge Smith, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • Ms. Deirdre Benedict, Senior Court Services Analyst, Trial Court Liaison Office, Administrative Office of the Courts
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 Administrative Office of the Courts 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 the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Contact Information

Trial Court Leadership Services / Trial Court Liaison Office
Judicial Council and Court Leadership Services Division
Administrative Office of the Courts
Email:  tcpjac@jud.ca.gov

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