August 22-23, 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

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August 22, 2013 Judicial Council Open Educational Meeting Audio Archive (MP3)


August 23, 2013 Judicial Council Business Meeting Audio Archive (MP3)

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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 ends may vary

Thursday August 22, 2013 - 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

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

Item 1 1:30-2:30 p.m
Budget: Department of Finance Process for Developing State Budget (No Action Required)

Break 2:30-2:45 p.m. (approx.)

Item 2 2:45-3:15 p.m.
Workload Allocation Funding Model: Adjustment Request Process (Action Required)

Item 3 3:15-3:40 p.m.
Judicial Council: Proclamation on the Center for Judiciary Education and Research's 40th Anniversary (Action Required)

Item 4 3:40-4:00 p.m.
AOC Restructuring: Efficiencies and Restructuring at the Center for Judiciary Education and Research (CJER) (No Action Required)

Item 5 4:00-4:10 p.m.
Judicial Council: Distinguished Service Award Recipients for 2013 (Action Required)

Friday August 23, 2013 - 8:30 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

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

9:15-10:00 a.m. Judicial Council Members' Liaison Reports

10:00-10:30 a.m. Public Comment

  • No Written Comments Received on Matters Generally Affecting Judicial Administration

Consent Agenda (Items A-F, New Item)

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

Item B
Collaborative Justice: Recommended Allocations of Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Substance Abuse Focus Grants (Action Required)

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

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

Item E
Judicial Council Report to the Legislature: Default Prove Up in Collections Cases Under Government Code Section 68526 (Action Required) 

Item F
Juvenile Dependency: Counsel Collections Program Guidelines (Action Required)

New Item
Judicial Branch Administration: Adjusted Travel Reimbursement Rates for Lodging and Meals (Action Required)

Break 10:30-10:45 a.m. (approx.)

Discussion Agenda(Items G-N)

Item G 10:45 a.m.-11:25 a.m.
Trial Courts: Allocations from the State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund and Trial Court Trust Fund for Court-Related Projects and Programs (Action Required)

Item H 11:25-11:55 a.m.
Judicial Branch Technology:  Funding for the Superior Court of Fresno County to Replace Case Management  System (Action Required)

Item I 11:55 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Court Facilities: Court Financial Contributions (Action Required)

Item J 12:20-12:35 p.m.
Domestic Violence: Final Implementation Report of the Domestic Violence Practice and Procedure Task Force (Action Required)

Lunch 12:35-1:05 p.m. (approx.)

Item K 1:05-1:35 p.m.
Budget: Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget Concepts for the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, the Trial Courts, and the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts (Action Required)

Item L 1:35-2:05 p.m.
Children in Foster Care: California Blue Ribbon Commission Resolution and Report (Action Required)

Item M 2:05-2:20 p.m.
Juvenile Dependency: Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program Funding Methodology (Action Required)

Item N 2:20-2:50 p.m.
Judicial Branch Administration: Council Oversight of AOC Contracts (Action Required)

Information Only Items (No Action Required)

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

Info 2
Government Code Section 68106: Public Notice by Courts of Closures or Reduced Clerks' Office Hours (Gov. Code, § 68106—Report No. 21)

Info 3
Criminal Justice Realignment: Court Realignment Data—Quarter 1, 2013 Report

Info 4
Trial Courts: Annual Investment Report for Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Judicial Branch Semiannual Reporting Requirement: Report Listing Executed Contracts and Vendor Payments for the Period January 1 through June 30, 2013 (CO-13-04)

Appointment Orders since the last business meeting