December 13-14, 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

Thursday, December 13, 2012 Agenda

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

Non-Business Meeting - Closed (Rule 10.6(A) And 10.6(B) - Educational Meeting And Privileged Attorney-Client Discussions)

Session 1:00-3:15 p.m.

Break 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Open Meeting (rule 10.6(A)) Educational Meeting (Item 1)

Item 1 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Judicial Council Distinguished Service Awards and Benjamin Aranda Award for 2012 (No Action Required. There are no materials for this item.)

Friday, December 14, 2012 Business Meeting

8:30-8:35 Approval of Minutes
Minutes of the October 25 - 26, 2012, meetings

8:35-8:45 a.m. Chief Justice’s Report

8:45-8:55 a.m. Administrative Director’s Report

8:55-9:15 a.m. Judicial Council Committee Presentations

9:15-9:45 a.m. Public Comment
[See Cal. Rules of Court, rules 10.6(d) and 10.6(e).]

Consent Agenda (Items A1 - A5 Through Q)

Items A1 - A5 Rules, Forms, And Standards

Civil Jury Instructions

Item A1
Jury Instructions: Additions, Revisions, Revocations, and Renumbering of Civil Jury Instructions (Action Required)

Civil and Small Claims

Item A2
Civil Practice and Procedure: Application for and Notice of Stay and Early Evaluation Conferences in Construction-Related Accessibility Claims (Action Required)


Item A3
Traffic: Automated Traffic Enforcement System Notice to Appear (Action Required)

Item A4
Traffic: Procedures and Eligibility Criteria for Attending Traffic Violator School (Action Required)

Item A5
Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules: 2013 Edition (Action Required)

Item B
Revised Parliamentary Procedures for the Judicial Council of California (Action Required)

Item C
Access to Visitation: Program Funding Allocation Methodology for Fiscal Year 2013 - 2014 (Action Required)

Item D
Equal Access Fund: Distribution of Funds for Partnership Grants (Action Required)

Item E
Judicial Branch Education: Renaming the Office of Education/CJER (Action Required)

AOC Restructuring: Additional Judicial Council Directive Regarding AOC Policy on Working Remotely (Telecommuting) (Action Required)

Item F
Judicial Council Legislative Policy Summary: 2012 (Action Required)

Item G
Judicial Council-sponsored Legislation: Tribal Court Civil Judgment Act (Action Required)

Item H
Judicial Council-Sponsored Legislation: Court Reporter Fee Clean-Up (Action Required)

Item I
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Statewide Collection of Court - Ordered Debt (Action Required)

Item J
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Statewide Amnesty Program for Fiscal Year 2011 - 2012 (Action Required)

Item K
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Court Facilities Construction Procurement Practices (Action Required)

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

Item M
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Tribal Customary Adoption (Action Required)

Item N
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Special Funds Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 (Action Required)

Item O
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Status of the California Court Case Management System and the Phoenix Program 2012 (Action Required)

Item P
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Judicial Administration Standards and Measures that Promote the Fair and Efficient Administration of Justice (Action Required)

Item Q
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Disposition of Criminal Cases According to the Race and Ethnicity of the Defendant (Action Required)

Discussion Agenda (Items R-X)

NEW DISCUSSION ITEM 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Judicial Branch Budget: Update (No Action Required. There are no materials for this item.)

Item R 10:15-10:40 a.m
Judicial Council Legislative Priorities: 2013 (Action Required)

Break 10:40-10:55 a.m. (approx.)

Item S 10:55-11:15 a.m.
Court Facilities: Trial Court Facility Modification Working Group Charge (Action Required)

Item T 11:15-11:45 a.m.
Court Security: Final Report of the Court Emergency Response and Security Task Force (Action Required)

Item U 11:45-12:00 a.m.
Judicial Branch Administration: Retaining the AOC Office of Security (Action Required)

Item V 12:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Court Facilities: Court Financial Contributions and Judicial Council Oversight (Action Required)

Item W
AOC Restructuring: Revisions to Policy 8.9–Working Remotely (Telecommuting) (Action Required)

Item X 12:20-1:00 p.m.
AOC Policy: Responding to Requests for Information and Records Under Rule 10.500 (Action Required)

Lunch 1:00 p.m. (approx.)

Information Only Items (No Action Required)

Info 1
Judicial Council: Implementation of Judicial Council Directives on AOC Restructuring

Info 2
Government Code Section 68106: Implementation and Notice by Trial Courts of Closing Courtrooms or Clerks’ Offices or Reducing Clerks’ Office Hours (Report #16)

Info 3
Trial Courts: Trial Court Records Manual, Version 2.0

Circulating Orders since the last business meeting

Appointment Orders since the last business meeting