October 24-25, 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

Thursday October 24, 2013 1:45 p.m.–3:45 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

Open Meeting (rule 10.6(A)) Educational and Business Meeting (Items 1-3)

1:45–1:50 p.m. Swearing in of New Council Members

Item 1 1:50–2:50 p.m.
California Economic and Budget Forecast (No Action Required.)

Item 2 2:50–3:20 p.m.
Adoption and Permanency Month: Judicial Council Resolution (Action Required)

Item 3 3:20–3:40 p.m.
AOC Restructuring: Efficiencies and Restructuring at the Center for Families, Children & the Courts (No Action Required)

Item 4
3:40–3:45 p.m.
Legislative Resolution: Recognition of Beth Jay, Principal Attorney to the Chief Justice of California (No Action Required.)

Friday October 25, 2013 8:30 a.m.–12:35 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. Kenneth K. So, 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

10:00–11:00 a.m. Public Comment
[See Cal. Rules of Court, rules 10.6(d) and 10.6(e).]

Consent Agenda (Items A1-A33 through I)

ITEMS A1–A33 Rules and Forms

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Item A1
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Ethics Standards for Neutral Arbitrators in Contractual Arbitration (Action Required)

Appellate Procedure

Item A2
Appellate Procedure: Appellate Division Rules and Forms (Action Required)

Item A3
Appellate Procedure: Civil Case Information Statement (Action Required)

Item A4
Appellate Procedure: Defaults in Procuring the Record and Completion of the Record in Civil Appeals (Action Required)

Item A5
Appellate Procedure: Number of Copies of Filed Documents (Action Required)

Item A6
Appellate Procedure: Preparation of Transcripts in Felony and Juvenile Appeals (Action Required)

Item A7
Appellate Procedure: Reporter’s Transcripts in Civil Appeals (Action Required)

Item A8
Appellate Procedure: Sealed and Confidential Records (Action Required)

Item A9
Appellate Procedure: Signatures on Filed Documents (Action Required)

Item A10
Appellate Procedure: Writ Proceedings (Action Required)

Civil and Small Claims

Item A11
Civil Procedure: Clerk’s Addition of Interest to Judgments (Action Required)

Item A12
Civil Practice and Procedure: Telephonic Appearances (Action Required)

Criminal Justice

Item A13
Criminal Cases: Encouraging Local Mental Health Protocols and Adding Stakeholders to Currently Mandated Meetings (Action Required)

Item A14
Criminal Procedure: Petition and Order for Dismissal (Action Required)

Family and Juvenile Law

Item A15
Family Law: Approval of New Form Declaration of Supervised Visitation Provider (Action Required)

Item A16
Family Law: Clarification of Rules on Service and Posting of a Summons and Forms of Pleading (Action Required)

Item A17
Family Law: Ex Parte Application to Terminate Earnings Assignment Order (Action Required)

Item A18
Family Law: New Rule for Title IV-D Case Transfers to Tribal Court (Action Required)

Item A19
Family Law: Revisions to Family Law Summons (Action Required)

Item A20
Family and Juvenile Law: Miscellaneous Technical Changes to Judicial Council Forms (Action Required)

Item A21
Juvenile Law: Access to Services for Children, Nonminors, and Nonminor Dependents (Action Required)

Item A22
Juvenile Law: Extended Foster Care (Action Required)

Item A23
Juvenile Law: Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Regulation Changes (Action Required)

Item A24
Juvenile Law: Minor Changes for Statutory Compliance (Action Required)

Item A25
Juvenile Law: Psychotropic Medications (Action Required)

Item A26
Juvenile Law: Restraining Orders (Action Required)

Item A27
Juvenile Law and Criminal Law: Order for Restitution and Abstract of Judgment (Action Required)

Judicial Administration

Item A28
Judicial Administration: Notification to State Bar of Attorney Misconduct (Action Required)

Item A29
Judicial Administration: Repeal Rules Mandating Use of Recycled Paper (Action Required)

Item A30
Judicial Administration: Rules for Advisory Groups (Action Required)

Probate and Mental Health

Item A31
Probate Guardianship: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for Wards (Action Required)


Item A32
Military Service: Notification of a Party’s Military Status (Action Required)

Item A33
Rules and Forms: Miscellaneous Technical Changes (Action Required)

Items B-I

Item B
Judicial Branch Administration: Reduced Annual Membership Dues for the National Center for State Courts (Action Required)

Item C
Judicial Dependency: Proposed Allocation for Fiscal Year 2013–2014 for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Local Assistance (Action Required)

Item D
Subordinate Judicial Officers: Allocation of Conversions for Fiscal Year 2013–2014 (Action Required)

Item E
Subordinate Judicial Officers: Notification to Legislature on Conversions (Action Required)

Item F
Trial Courts: A Model Mentoring Program for Court Staff in California’s Superior Courts (Action Required)

Item G
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Allocation of New Judgeships Funding in Fiscal Year 2012–2013 (Action Required)

Item H
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Electronic Recording (Action Required)

Item I
Judicial Council Report to the Legislature: Allocations and Reimbursements to Trial Courts for Fiscal Year 2012–2013 (Action Required)

Break 11:00–11:15 a.m. (approx.)

Discussion Agenda (Items J-L)

Item J 11:15–11:55 a.m.
California’s Language Access Plan: Status Report (No Action Required)

Item K 11:55 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Court Facilities: Budget Allocations for Statewide Trial Court Facility Modifications and Planning in Fiscal Year 2013–2014 (Action Required)

Item L 12:15–12:35 p.m.
Judicial Branch Administration: Judicial Council Delegations to the Administrative Director of the Courts (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. 22)

There have been no Circulating Orders since the last business meeting.

Appointment Orders since the last business meeting