December 12-13, 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 December 12 & 13, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

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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.

Thursday, December 12, 2013 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Non-Business Meeting—Closed (rule 10.6(A) and 10.6(b))

1:00–2:05 p.m. Session

2:05–2:20 p.m. Break

Open Meeting (rule 10.6(A)) Educational and Business Meeting (ITEMS 1–3)

2:20–2:25 p.m. Approval of Minutes
Approve minutes of the October 24-25, 2013, Judicial Council meeting.

2:25–2:45 p.m. Chief Justice’s Report

2:45–2:55 p.m. Administrative Director’s Report

2:55–3:15 p.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

3:15–3:25 p.m. Item 1
Legislative Resolution: Recognition of Beth Jay, Principal Attorney to the Chief Justice of California (No Action Required)

3:25–4:10 p.m. Item 2
Judicial Council Report to the Legislature: Implementation of Open Meetings Rule (Action Required)

4:10–4:30 p.m. Break (transition from third floor to lower level)

4:30–6:00 p.m. Item 3
Judicial Council Distinguished Service Awards for 2013 (No Action Required. There are no materials for this item)

Friday December 13, 2013 8:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m

Business Meeting

8:30–9:15 a.m. Judicial Council Members’ Liaison Reports

9:15–9:45 a.m. Public Comment

Consent Agenda Items A1-A6 through S

Items A1-A6 Rules and Forms

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Item A1
Appellate Procedure: Number of Copies of Filed Documents (Action Required)

Item A2
Unlawful Detainer: Answer to Complaint (Action Required)

Civil Jury Instructions

Item A3
Civil Jury Instructions (CACI): New, Revised, Restored, Renumbered, and Revoked Instructions and Verdict Forms (Action Required)

Family and Juvenile Law

Item A4
Protective Orders: Update Emergency Protective Order Form (Action Required)

Item A5
Juvenile Law: Technical Change to Joinder Rule (Action Required)


Item A6
Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules: 2014 Edition (Action Required)

Items B through S

Item B
Judicial Council–Sponsored Legislation: Conservatorship Investigator Report for Gravely Disabled Persons (Action Required)

Item C
Judicial Council-Sponsored Legislation: Dismissals in the Interest of Justice (Action Required)

Item D
Judicial Council-Sponsored Legislation: Intercounty Transfers (Action Required)

Item E
Judicial Council-Sponsored Legislation: Misdemeanor Juror Contempt (Action Required)

Item F
Judicial Council-Sponsored Legislation: Outpatient Status for Mentally Disordered and Developmentally Disabled Offenders (Action Required)

Item G
Judicial Council-Sponsored Legislation: Tribal Access to Confidential Juvenile Court Files (Action Required)

Item H
Judicial Council: 2013 Legislative Policy Summary (Action Required)

Item I
Access to Visitation: Program Funding Allocation Methodology for Fiscal Year 2014–2015 (Action Required)

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

Item K
Judicial Branch Administration: Audit Report for Judicial Council Acceptance (Action Required)

Item L
Judicial Branch Administration: Judicial Branch Contracting Manual (Action Required)

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

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

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

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

Item Q
Judicial Council Report to the Legislature: Standards of Timely Disposition Published in the 2013 Court Statistics Report (Action Required)

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

Item S
Judicial Council Report to the Legislature: Status of the Phoenix Program, 2013 (Action Required)

Discussion Agenda (Items T-Z)

9:45–10:10 a.m. Item T
Judicial Council: 2014 Legislative Priorities (Action Required)

10:10–10:30 a.m. Item U
Status Report from the Technology Planning Task Force (No Action Required. There are no materials for this item)

10:30–10:45 a.m. Break

10:45–11:25 a.m. Item V
Judicial Workload Assessment: Updated Workload Data and Allocation of New Judgeships (Action Required)

11:25–11:40 a.m. Item W
Judicial Branch Administration: Report and Recommendation to Improve the Governance, Structure, and Organization of Judicial Council Advisory Group—the SB 56 Working Group (Action Required)

11:40 a.m.–12:05 p.m. Item X
Family Law: Final Report of the Elkins Family Law Implementation Task Force (Action Required)

12:05–12:25 p.m. Item Y
AOC Restructuring: Implementation of New Guidelines for Conducting Cost-Benefit Analysis for AOC Projects (No Action Required)

12:25–12:45 p.m. Item Z
Judicial Branch Administration: California State Auditor Audit Report, Armed Persons with Mental Illness (No Action Required)

      Lunch 12:45 p.m.

      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. 23)

      Info 3
      Court Records: Trial Court Records Manual

      Info 4
      Court Facilities: Lease-Revenue Bond Issuances, Fall 2012–Spring 2013

      Info 5
      Court Facilities: Trial Court Facility Modification Quarterly Activity Report, Quarter 4 of Fiscal Year 2012–2013

      Info 6
      Trial Courts: Quarterly Investment Report for Third Quarter of 2013

      Info 7
      Trial Courts: State Auditor Review of Bank Accounts


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

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