February 28, 2012 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

Meeting materials will be hyperlinked to agenda titles as soon as possible after receipt by the Judicial Council Secretariat. All times are estimates.

TUESDAY, February 28, 2012 AGENDA

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

10:00–10:30 a.m. Public Comment
[See Cal. Rules of Court, rules 10.6(d) and 10.6(e).]

Written Comments Received

10:30–10:35 a.m. Approval of Minutes
December 12–13, 2011, and January 24, 2012

10:35 a.m.–10:50p.m. Chief Justice’s Report

10:50–11:05 p.m. Interim Administrative Director’s Report

11:05–11:20 Judicial Council Committee Presentations
[under Committee Reports Tab]

Consent Agenda (Items A1-A16, B-I)

Items A1–A16 Rules and Forms Proposals

Appellate Procedure
Item A1
Appellate Procedure: Briefs (Action Required)

Item A2
Appellate Procedure: Bringing New Authorities to the Attention of the Court of Appeal (Action Required)

Item A3
Appellate Procedure: Ensuring Tribal Receipt of Records on Appeal in Juvenile Cases (Action Required)

Item A4
Appellate Procedure: Judicial Notice (Action Required)

Item A5
Appellate Procedure: Time for Filing Applications to File Amicus Curiae Briefs (Action Required)

Item A6
Appellate Procedure: Time to Appeal (Action Required)

Civil and Small Claims
Item A7
Civil Practice and Procedure: Addressing Class Actions and Waived Court Fees (Action Required)

Item A8
Civil Cases: Vexatious Litigants (Action Required)

Criminal Law
Item A9
Criminal Procedure: Intercounty Probation Transfer Forms (Action Required)

Family Law
Item A10
Family Law: Information Sheet for Dissolution of Marriage (Action Required)

Item A11
Family Law: New, Restructured, and Amended Family Law Rules of Court (Action Required)

Item A12
Family Law: Proof of Service by Publications or Posting (Action Required)

Juvenile Law
Item A13
Juvenile Law: Forms for Disclosure of Information (Action Required)

Temporary Judges
Item A14
Temporary Judges: Recruitment, Selection, and Appointment of Temporary Judges by the Court (Action Required)

Jury Instructions
Item A15
Jury Instructions: Additions and Revisions to Criminal Jury Instructions (Action Required)

Restraining Orders
Item A16
Restraining Orders: Urgently Needed Technical Changes to Restraining Order Forms (Action Required)

Item B
Child Support: Midyear Funding Reallocation for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 and Base Funding Allocation for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 for the Child Support Commissioner and Family Law Facilitator Program (Action Required)

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

Item D
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Receipts and Expenditures from Local Courthouse Construction Funds (Action Required)

Item E
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Purchase or Lease of Electronic Recording Equipment (Action Required)

Item F
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: FY 2010-11 Court Reporter Fees and Expenditures (Action Required)

Item G
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: FY 2010-11 Special Funds Expenditures (Action Required)

Item H
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Court Interpreter Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2010-2011 (Action Required)

Item I
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Access to Visitation (Action Required)

Discussion Agenda (Items J-M)

Item J 11:20–11:40 p.m.
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Ethics Standards for Neutral Arbitrators in Contractual Arbitration (Action Required)

Item K 11:40–12:00 p.m.
Judicial Branch Administration: Trial Court Business Process Reengineering Services (No Action Required)

Lunch 12:00–1:00 p.m. (approx.)

Item L 1:00–1:30 p.m.
California Court Case Management System (CCMS) and the Phoenix Financial System: 2011 Status Report to the Legislature (Action Required)

Item M 1:30–2:35 p.m.
Budgets: Overview of Fund Types Supporting the Judicial Branch (No Action Required. There are no materials for this item)

Information Only Items (No Action Required)

Domestic Violence: Firearm Relinquishment in Criminal Domestic Violence Cases (No Action Required)

Trial Courts: Quarterly Investment Report for Fourth Quarter of 2011 (No Action Required)

Government Code Section 68106: Implementation and Notice by Trial Courts of Closing Courtrooms or Clerks’ Offices or Reducing Clerks’ Office Hours (Report #10)

Circulating Orders since the last business meeting

Appointment Orders since the last business meeting