April 24-25, 2014 Judicial Council 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


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, April 24, 2014 12:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Open Meeting (rule 10.6(A)) Educational and Business Meeting (Discussion Items 1-7 and New Item)

12:30–12:40 p.m. Swearing in of New Council Member

12:40–12:45 p.m. Approval of Minutes
Approve minutes of the February 20, 2014, Judicial Council meeting.

12:45–12:55 p.m. Chief Justice's Report

12:55–1:05 p.m. Administrative Director’s Report

Public Comment at the Meeting
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The Judicial Council welcomes public comment, as it can enhance the council’s understanding of the issues coming before it. To accommodate members of the public, the Judicial Council encourages those who wish to comment at the meeting, on either a specific agenda item or on a more general topic of judicial administration, to provide notice in order to ensure that all requests are acknowledged during the meeting.

Notice can be provided in two ways:

  1. Written notice by 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014,
    • by e-mail to judicialcouncil@jud.ca.gov, or
    • by postal mail or delivery in person to:
      Judicial Council of California
      455 Golden Gate Avenue
      San Francisco, California 94102-3688
      Attention: Cliff Alumno

    In the notice, please state the speaker’s first and last name and the specific agenda item to be addressed or, if not on the agenda, the topic to be addressed.

  2. Sign in at the meeting reception, on the day of the meeting
    • before the call for general public comment on April 25, or
    • before the specific agenda item of interest is introduced on either April 24 or 25.

All requests will be allocated three minutes.

Please note that anyone wishing to speak on a specific agenda topic should arrive at the beginning of the meeting on which the agenda item will be heard, as agenda times are subject to change.

The Judicial Council is the policy-making body for the judicial branch. Comments pertaining to a specific court case will not be received.

Written Comments
Written comments pertaining to a matter affecting judicial administration or an item on this agenda may be e-mailed to judicialcouncil@jud.ca.gov, or mailed or delivered to:
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
Attention: Cliff Alumno

Discussion Items 1-7 and New Item

Item 1 1:05–2:35 p.m.
Judicial Administration: Judicial Council Advisory Body Meetings (Action Required)

Break 2:35–2:50 p.m.

Item 2 2:50–3:20 p.m.
Trial Courts: Allocations From the State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund (Action Required)

Item 3 3:20–3:40 p.m.
Trial Court Allocations: Work-Load Based Allocation and Funding Methodology Adjustment Process (Action Required)

Item 4 3:40–4:05 p.m.
Budget: New Fiscal Year 2014–2015 Request for Trial Courts (Action Required)

Item 5 4:05–4:40 p.m.
Trial Court Allocations: Maximum Reimbursement of Unused Savings from Program 45.45 for Court Interpreter Expenditures (Action Required)

New Item 4:40–4:50 p.m.
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: $60 Million Augmentation in the 2013 Budget Act (Action Required)

Item 6 4:50–5:25 p.m.
Judicial Branch Education: 2014–2016 Education Plan (Action Required)

Item 7 5:25–5:30 p.m.
Judicial Council Report to the Legislature: Supplementary Schedule of Operating Expenses and Equipment for Fiscal Year 2013–2014

Friday, April 25, 2014 8:30 a.m.–3:35 p.m.

Business Meeting

8:30–9:15 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

9:15–9:40 a.m. Judicial Council Members’ Liaison Reports

9:40–10:10 a.m. Public Comment

Consent Agenda (Items A1-A10 Through F)

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Items A1-A10 Rules and Forms


Item A1
Judicial Administration: Membership of Appellate Advisory Committee (Action Required)

Civil and Small Claims

Item A2
Civil Forms: Revision of Wage Garnishment Forms to Reflect Change in Minimum Wage (Action Required)

Item A3
Civil Forms: Name Change and Gender Change Petitions (Action Required)

Item A4
Restraining Orders: Update Forms to Reflect Recent Changes in the Law (Action Required)

Criminal Law

Item A5
Criminal Procedure: Criminal Protective Order Forms (Action Required)

Family and Juvenile Law

Item A6
Domestic Violence: Firearms Relinquishment in Family and Juvenile Law Restraining Order Cases (Action Required)

Item A7
Domestic Violence: Changes to Rule and Forms for Family and Juvenile Law Restraining Orders (Action Required)

Item A8
Juvenile Law: Remote Filing (Action Required)


Item A9
Judicial Branch Education: Trial Court Employee Education (Action Required)

Item A10
Rules and Forms: Miscellaneous Technical Changes (Action Required)


Items B-F

Item B
Access to Visitation Grant Program: New Funding Methodology (Action Required)

Item C
Child Support: Midyear Funding Reallocation for Fiscal Year 2013–2014 and Base Funding Allocation for Fiscal Year 2014–2015 for the Child Support Commissioner and Family Law Facilitator Program (Action Required)

Item D
Judicial Council Report to the Legislature and the Department of Finance: 2 Percent Set-Aside in the Trial Court Trust Fund for FY 2013–2014 (Action Required)

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

Item F
Judicial Council-Sponsored Legislation: Amend Civil Restraining Order Statutes to Clarify Procedures for Continuance of Hearings (Action Required)

Break 10:10–10:25 a.m

Educational Agenda (Items G-H)

Item G 10:25 a.m.–12:10 p.m.(There is no report for this item. There is no action required.)

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  • Criminal Justice Realignment: Introduction and Background
  • Criminal Justice Realignment: What’s Happening Locally–Perspectives of State and Local Government
  • Criminal Justice Realignment: Judicial Council Advisory Committee Panel
  • Criminal Justice Realignment: Post-Realignment Innovative Programs and Practices
  • Criminal Justice Realignment: Final Comments/Next Steps

Item H 12:10 p.m.–12:25 p.m.
Odyssey Case Management System Deployment (There are no materials for this item. There is no action required.)

Lunch 12:25–12:55 p.m.

Discussion Agenda (Items I-O)

Item I 12:55–1:15 p.m.
Court Facilities: AOC Judicial Branch Capital Program Office’s Capital Program Management Manual (Action Required)

Item J 1:15–1:25 p.m.
Court Facilities: Revised Courthouse Naming Policy (Action Required)

Item K 1:25–2:00 p.m.
Trial Court Efficiencies: Task Force on Trial Court Fiscal Accountability Efficient and Effective Program Recommendations (Action Required)

Item L 2:00–2:30 p.m.
Judicial Branch Administration: Audit Report for Judicial Council Acceptance (Action Required)

Break 2:20–2:35 p.m.

Item M 2:35–2:55 p.m..
CEQA Actions: Rules to Implement Senate Bill 743 (Action Required)

Item N 2:55–3:15 p.m.
AOC Restructuring: Policy 8.9, Working Remotely (Telecommuting) Pilot Program—One Year Update (Action Required)

Item O 3:15–3:35 p.m.
AOC Restructuring: Efficiencies and Restructuring at the Legal Services Office (No 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. 24)

There were no Circulating Orders since the last business meeting.

Appointment Orders since the last business meeting.