June 28, 2013 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

Friday June 28, 2013 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


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)) — Business Meeting — Closed (rule 10.6(B))

Session 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Break 10:30–10:45 a.m. (approx)

Business Meeting — Open (rule 10.6(A))

10:45–10:50 a.m. Swearing in of New Council Member

10:50–10:55 a.m. Approval of Minutes

10:55–11:05 a.m. Chief Justice’s Report

11:05–11:15 a.m. Administrative Director’s Report

11:15–11:35 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

11:35–11:55 a.m. Judicial Council Members’ Liaison Reports

11:55 a.m.–12:25 p.m. Public Comment
[See Cal. Rules of Court, rules 10.6(d) and 10.6(e).]

Consent Agenda (Items A1–A8 Through B)

Items A1–A8 Rules and Forms

Civil and Small Claims

Item A1
Civil Practice and Procedure: Adjustment of Maximum Amount of Imputed Liability of Parent or Guardian for Tort of a Minor (Action Required)

Item A2
Civil Practice and Procedure: Change in Computation Method for Garnishing Wages in Earnings Withholding Order for Elder and Dependant Adult Financial Abuse (Wage Garnishment) (Action Required)

Item A3
Telephone Appearances: Amendment of the Fee Amount (Action Required)

Item A4
Unlawful Detainer: Answer to Complaint (Action Required)

Civil Jury Instructions

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

Criminal Justice Realignment

Item A6
Criminal Justice Realignment: Warrants for Supervised Persons (Action Required)


Item A7
Judicial Branch Education: AOC Staff Education (Action Required)

Item A8
Trial Courts: Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee Chair Nomination Process (Action Required)

Item B
Court Facilities: Judicial Branch AB 1473 Five-Year Infrastructure Plan for Fiscal Year 2014–2015 (Action Required)

Lunch 12:25 p.m.–12:55 p.m. (approx.)

Discussion Agenda (Items New and C–F)

New Item 12:55-1:25 p.m.
Budget: Fiscal Year 2013–2014 Judicial Branch Budget (There are no materials for this item. No action required.)

Item C 1:25–1:45 p.m.
Electronic Filing and Service: Rules Allowing the Superior Courts to Mandate Electronic Filing and Service in Civil Cases (Action Required)

Item D 1:45–2:00 p.m.
Court Facilities: Court Financial Contributions (Action Required)

Item E 2:00–2:40 p.m.
AOC Restructuring: Judicial Council Liaisons’ Review of the Legal Services Office and Recommendations (Action Required)

Item F 2:40–3:00 p.m.
Judicial Branch Education: Modifications and Revisions Proposed for New Judge Education (Action Required)

Information Only Items (No Action Required)

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

Info 2
Administrative Office of the Courts: Report to the Legislature on the Supplementary Schedule of Operating Expenses and Equipment for Fiscal Year 2012–2013

Info 3
Annual Report of the Trial Court Facility Modification Advisory Committee for Fiscal Year 2011–2012

Info 4
Court Facilities: Trial Court Facility Modification Quarterly Activity Report: Quarter 2, Fiscal Year 2012–2013

Info 5
Court Facilities: Trial Court Facility Modification Quarterly Activity Report: Quarter 3, Fiscal Year 2012–2013

Info 6
Court Interpreters: Grace Period Policy for Registered Interpreters to Take and Pass Certification Exam in Newly Designated Languages

Info 7
Government Code Section 68106: Public Notice by Courts of Closures or Reduced Clerks’ Office Hours (Gov. Code, § 68106—Report No. 19)

Info 8
Trial Courts: Quarterly Investment Report for First Quarter of 2013

Info 9
Trial Court Trust Fund: Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2012–2013, Third Quarter

Info 10
Update on AOC Policy 2.8 (Responding to Requests for Judicial Administrative Records and Information)

Circulating Orders since the last business meeting

Appointment Orders since the last business meeting


Liaison Reports

Judge Brandlin on Riverside County
audio icon 

Judge Baker on Tehama County
audio icon

Judge O'Malley on Sonoma County
audio icon

Judge Jacobson on San Francisco County
audio icon Listen

Judge McCabe on Fresno County
audio icon

Judge McCabe on Madera County
audio icon