February 25-26, 2013 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

audio iconJudicial Council audiocasts for February 25 & 26, 2013

February 25, 2013 Judicial Council Open Educational Meeting Audio Archive (MP3)
February 26, 2013 Judicial Council Business Meeting Audio Archive (MP3) To download MP3 files:
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Monday, February 25, 2013


*Post-meeting amendment to conform agenda to item added at the meeting (new Item 4)

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 Educational Meeting - Closed (rule 10.6(A))

Session 10:00–11:00 a.m.

Break 11:00–11:15 a.m. (approx.)

Open Meeting (rule 10.6(A)) Educational Meeting Agenda (Items 1-2)

Item 1 11:15–11:35 a.m.
Phoenix Program: Deployment of Phoenix Payroll System (No Action Required.)

Item 2 11:35 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Judicial Branch Budget: Educational Session on Branch Budget (No Action Required.)

Lunch 12:30–1:00 p.m. (approx.)

Item 2 1:00–2:15 p.m. (continues)

Break 2:15–2:30 p.m. (approx.)

Item 3 2:30–5:00 p.m.
Trial Court Workload Evaluation: An Overview of the Updated Resource Assessment Study Model (No Action Required. The materials for this item correspond to Item M )

Item 4 5:00–5:10 p.m. (new item added at the meeting)
Trial Court Budget: Status on Development of a Funding Methodology Proposal from the Trial Court Budget Working Group (No Action Required. There are no materials for this item.)

Tuesday February 26, 2013

Business Meeting

8:30–8:35 a.m. Approval of Minutes

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

  • Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee Hon. Marvin R. Baxter, Chair
  • Executive and Planning Committee Hon. Douglas P. Miller, Chair
  • Rules and Projects Committee Hon. Harry E. Hull, Jr., Chair
  • Technology Committee Hon. James E. Herman, Chair

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

  • Written Comments Received

Consent Agenda (ITEM A-I)

Item A
Jury Instructions: Revisions of Criminal Jury Instructions (Action Required)

Item B
Rules: Miscellaneous Technical Changes (Action Required)

Item C
Civil Cases: Temporary Suspension of Case Management Rules (Action Required)

Item D
Judicial Council Forms: Change in Federal Poverty Guidelines (Action Required)

Item E
Access to Visitation: Program Funding Allocation for Grant Fiscal Year 2013–2014 (Action Required)

Item F
Trial Court Allocation: Funding for Costs Related to Redevelopment Agency Writ Cases (Action Required)

Item G
Trial Courts: Application to Establish Remote Video Proceeding Pilot Project from the Superior Court of California, County of Fresno (Action Required)

Item H
Legislative Proposal: Modernization and Improvement of Statutes on Trial Court Records Retention and Management (Action Required)

Item I
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Court Interpreter Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2011–2012 (Action Required)

Discussion Agenda (Items J-Q)

Item J 9:45–10:15 a.m.
Court Facilities: Delays to the Courthouse Capital Program Pending the Proposed Governor’s Budget for FY 2013–2014 (Action Required)

Item K 10:15–10:25 a.m.
Court Facilities: Membership in Calaveras Public Power Agency for Low-Cost Utility Rates for New San Andreas Courthouse (Action Required)

Item L 10:40–11:30 a.m.
Trial Court Allocations: Benefits Funding for Fiscal Year 2011–2012 and Fiscal Year 2012–2013 (Action Required)

Item M 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Trial Courts: Update of the Resource Assessment Study Model (Action Required)

Lunch 12:15–12:45 p.m. (approx.)

Item N 12:45–1:40 p.m.
Trial Court Trust Fund Allocations: 2 Percent State-Level Reserve (Action Required)

Break 2:25–2:40 p.m. (approx.)

Item O 1:40–2:00 p.m.
AOC Restructuring: Vendor Options for Classification and Compensation Study (Action Required)

Item P 2:00–2:20 p.m.
AOC Restructuring: Amendments to Policy 8.9–Working Remotely (Telecommuting) (Action Required)

Item Q 2:20–2:35 p.m.
AOC Restructuring: Independent Review of Use, Selection, and Management of Outside Counsel (Action Required)

Information Only Items (No Action Required)

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

Info 2
Trial Court Trust Fund: Expenditures and Encumbrances for Fiscal Year 2012–2013, Second Quarter

Info 3
Trial Courts: Quarterly Investment Report for Fourth Quarter of 2012

Circulating Orders since the last business meeting

Circulating Order Number CO-13-01

Appointment Orders since the last business meeting


Liaison Reports

The following Judicial Council members provided reports on their court visits:

On Superior Court Yolo County

On Superior Court of Inyo County

On Superior Court of Mendocino County