December 12 & 13, 2011 Meeting

Judicial Council sealOpen to the Public (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 10.6(a))
Ronald M. George State Office Complex
William C. Vickrey Judicial Council Conference Center
Malcolm M. Lucas Board Room
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688

All times are estimates
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December 12-13, 2011 Judicial Council Meetings Public Meeting Audio Archive (MP3)
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Monday, December 12, 2011, Business Meeting

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, Business Meeting

Monday, December 12, 2011 Agenda

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Closed session (rule 10.6(b))—planning and discussion protected by the attorney-client privilege 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Lunch 12:00–12:30 p.m.

Open Meeting (rule 10.6(A))—Business Meeting

Item 1 12:30–1:15 p.m.
California Court Case Management System (CCMS): Status Report on Due Diligence Process for CCMS Collaborative Project (No Action Required. There are no materials for this item.)

Item 2 1:15–1:30 p.m.
Report to the Legislature: Status of the California Court Case Management System and the Phoenix Program (No Action Required)

Item 3 1:30–1:55 p.m.
Judicial Workload Assessment: Updated Caseweights (Action Required)

Break 1:55–2:10 p.m.

Item 4 2:10–3:05 p.m.
Court Facilities: Senate Bill 1407 Courthouse Projects, FY 2012–2013 Update to Five-Year Plan, and Funding for Existing Facilities (Action Required)

Item 5 3:05–3:45 p.m.
Judicial Council Legislative Priorities: 2012 (Action Required)

Break 3:45–4:00 p.m.
(transition from third floor to lower level)
Note: the following agenda item presentation will be held in the Milton Marks Conference Center Auditorium (lower level of the Ronald M. George State Office Complex).

Item 6 4:00–5:30 p.m.
Judicial Council Distinguished Service Awards for 2011 (No Action Required)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Agenda—Business meeting

8:30–9:00 a.m. Public Comment

9:00–9:05 a.m. Approval of Minutes

9:05–9:20 a.m. Chief Justice’s Report

9:20–9:35 a.m. Interim Administrative Director’s Report

9:35–9:50 a.m. Judicial Council Committee Presentations
[under Committee Reports Tab]

Consent Agenda (Items A1–A14, B-H)

Items A1–A14 Rules, Forms, and Standards

Item A1
Appellate Procedure: When to Use Initials to Identify Individuals in Juvenile Proceedings (Action Required)

Civil and Small Claims
Item A2
Civil Law: Gender Change Forms (Action Required)

Item A3
Civil Forms: Notice of Entry of Dismissal and Proof of Service (Action Required)

Item A4
Civil Law: Wage Garnishment Forms Concerning Claims for Exemption (Action Required)

Item A5
Jury Instructions: Additions, Revisions, and Revocations to Civil Jury Instructions (Action Required)

Court Technology
Item A6
Electronic Filing and Service: Extending E-filing Programs to the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal (Action Required)

Criminal Law
Item A7
Criminal Justice Realignment: Abstract of Judgment Forms (Action Required)

Family and Juvenile Law
Item A8
Family Law: Default and Uncontested Judgment Checklist and Related Forms (Action Required)

Item A9
Family Law: Dissolution, Legal Separation, or Nullity of Same-Sex Marriage (Action Required)

Item A10
Family Law: Permission for Minors to Enter into Domestic Partnerships (Action Required)

Item A11
Family Law: Summary Dissolution (Action Required)

Item A12
Forms: Miscellaneous Technical Changes (Action Required)

Item A13
Judicial Council–Sponsored Legislation (Probate): Notice to Creditors in Decedents’ Estates (Action Required)

Item A14
Probate: Substitutes for Decedent Estate Administration (Action Required)

Items B–H

Item B
Judicial Branch Administration: Audit Report for Judicial Council Acceptance (Action Required)

Item C
Judicial Branch Education: Content Requirements, Approved Providers, and Choice in Completing Requirements (Action Required)

Item D
Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules: 2012 Edition (Action Required)

Item E
Judicial Council-Sponsored Legislation (Civil Law): Cleanup Legislation on the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (Action Required)

Item F
Judicial Council Legislative Policy Guidelines: 2011 (Action Required)

Item G
Equal Access Fund: Distribution of Funds for Partnership and IOLTA-Formula Grants (Action Required)

Item H
Judicial Branch Administration: Judicial Branch Contracting Manual (Action Required)

Discussion Agenda (Items I–M)

Item I 9:50 a.m. –10:40 a.m.
Trial Court Improvement Funds Allocation: Request of the Superior Court of San Joaquin County for Supplemental Funding for Urgent Needs (Action Required)

Break 10:40–10:55 a.m.

Item J 10:55 a.m. –11:10 a.m.
Special Funds: Proposed Allocations for Trial Court Security Grants and Other Post Employment Benefits Valuation Project (Action Required)

Item K 11:10 a.m. –11:30 a.m.
Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care: Implementation Progress Report (No Action Required)

Item L 11:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Bench-Bar-Media Committee: Final Report (Action Required)

Lunch 12:20–12:30 p.m.

Item M 12:30 p.m. –3:45 p.m. (Break 2:15-2:30 p.m. approx.)
Judicial Branch Administration: Report from the Judicial Council’s Advisory Committee on Financial Accountability and Efficiency for the Judicial Branch (No Action Required)

Information Only Items (No Action Required)

Trial Courts: Quarterly Investment Report as of September 30, 2011

Government Code Section 68106: Implementation and Notice by Trial Courts of Closing Courtrooms or Clerks’ Offices or Reducing Clerks’ Office Hours (Report #8)

Public Records: Impact of Rule 10.500 on the Judicial Branch

Circulating Orders since the last business meeting