August 30-31, 2012 Meetings

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
Public comment, on general issues of judicial administration or on specific agenda items, is accepted for Judicial Council business meetings. To present your views to the council, please refer to the business meeting agenda for specific instructions.

Meeting materials will be hyperlinked to agenda titles as soon as possible after approval by the Executive and Planning Committee. Time is estimated. Actual start and end times may vary


Thursday August 30, 2012 Non-Business Meeting—Closed (rule 10.6(A))

Closed Session 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Lunch Break 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Open Meeting (rule 10.6(A)) Business Meeting (Items 1-5)

Item 1 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Budget: Department of Finance Budget Update (No Action Required. There are no materials for this item.) 

2:30–2:35 p.m. Approval of Minutes

2:35–2:45 p.m. Chief Justice’s Report

2:45–2:50 p.m. Interim Administrative Director’s Report

2:50–3:10 p.m. Judicial Council Committee Presentations

Break 3:10–3:25 p.m

Item 2 3:25–4:25 p.m.
California Tribal Court/State Court Forum (No Action Required)

4:25–4:40 p.m. Public Comment
[See Cal. Rules of Court, rules 10.6(d) and 10.6(e).]

Item 3 4:40–4:55 p.m.
Judicial Council Legislative Priorities: Status Report (No Action Required. There are no materials for this item.)

Item 4 4:55–5:10 p.m.
Judicial Branch Strategic and Operational Planning: Process Update (No Action Required)

Friday August 31, 2012 Consent Agenda (ITEM A-H)

Item A
Court Technology and Access: Advancing Access to Justice Through Technology: Guiding Principles for California Judicial Branch Initiatives (Action Required)

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

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

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

Item E
Jury Instructions: Additions, Revisions, and Revocations to Criminal Jury Instructions (Action Required)

Item F
Report to the Legislature: Actions Taken to Achieve an Ongoing $4 million Reduction to the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts, Judicial Branch Facility Program, and the Habeas Corpus Resource Center (Action Required)

Item G
Report to the Legislature: Electronic Recording (Action Required)

Item H
Criminal Law: Judicial Council Appointment of Judge to Board of State and Community Corrections (Action Required)

Discussion Agenda (Items I-N)

Item I 8:30–9:00 a.m.
Judicial Branch Administration: Council Member Liaisons to Trial Courts and to AOC Divisions (No Action Required. There are no materials for this item.)

Item J 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Judicial Branch Administration: Report and Recommendations from the Judicial Council’s Executive and Planning Committee Regarding the Strategic Evaluation Committee (SEC) Report (Action Required)

Break 11:00–11:15 a.m. (approx.)

Item K 11:15–11:30 a.m.
Children in Foster Care: Report from the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care (Action Required)

Item L 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Budget: Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Budget Proposals for the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, Judicial Council, Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Trial Courts (Action Required)

Lunch 12:00–12:30 p.m.

Item M 12:30–1:15 p.m.
Trial Court Trust Fund Allocations: Process and Criteria for 2% State-Level Reserve Funding (Action Required)

Item N 1:15–1:45 p.m.
Trial Court Trust Fund Allocations: Statewide Programs (Action Required)

Closed Session (rule 10.6(B))—Discussion Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege

Session 2:00–2:30 p.m.

Information Only Items (No Action Required)

Government Code Section 68106: Public Notice by Courts of Closures or Reduced Clerks’ Office Hours (Report No. 14)

Circulating Orders since the last business meeting

Appointment Orders since the last business meeting



Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, 4:11

Justice Carol Corrigan, 6:01

Justice Douglas Miller, Chair of the Judicial Council's Executive and Planning Committee presents recommendations. 53:32