Internal Committees

Judicial Council Technology Committee

Oversees the council’s policies concerning technology and is responsible in partnership with the courts for coordinating with the Administrative Director of the Courts and all internal committees, advisory committees, commissions, working groups, task forces, justice partners and stakeholders on technological issues relating to the branch and the courts. The committee is responsible for ensuring that council policies are complied with and that specific projects proceed on schedule and within scope and budget. The committee seeks reports and recommendations from the Administrative Director, the courts and stakeholders on technology issues. It ensures that technology reports to the council are clear, comprehensive, and provide relevant options so that the council can make effective final technology policy decisions. The committee reports on technology affecting the branch and courts at each Judicial Council meeting.  

Executive & Planning Committee

Oversees the council’s meeting process and operating procedures, including agenda setting for council meetings, development of the council’s long-range strategic plan for the judicial branch, and development of policies and procedures related to court facilities and communications with the branch; directs the nominations process for vacancies on the council and its advisory committees; oversees specific advisory committees and task forces.   

Litigation Management Committee

Oversees litigation and claims—against trial and appellate courts, the Judicial Council, the AOC, and employees of those bodies—that seek recovery of $100,000 or more or raise important policy issues.   

Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee

Represents the Judicial Council’s position with other agencies and entities, such as the Legislature, the Governor’s Office, the State Bar of California, local government, local bar associations, and other court-related professional associations; reviews and makes recommendations on proposals for Judicial Council–sponsored legislation; reviews pending bills, determines positions consistent with the council’s previous policy decisions, and oversees advocacy for those positions.   

Rules and Projects Committee

Oversees the development and approval of the California Rules of Court, the California Standards of Judicial Administration, and Judicial Council forms.   

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