June 26-27, 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, June 26, 2014 3:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

Non-Business Meeting - Closed Meeting and Privileged Attorney-Client Discussions (rule 10.6(A) and 10.6(B))

3:15–4:45 p.m. Closed Session


Friday, June 27, 2014 8:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.

Business Meeting

8:30–8:35 a.m. Approval of Minutes
Approve minutes of the April 24-25, 2014 Judicial Council meeting

8:35–8:45 a.m. Chief Justice's Report

8:45–8:55 a.m. Administrative Director’s Report

8:55–9:30 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

9:30–10:00 a.m. Judicial Council Members’ Liaison Reports

10:00–10:15 a.m. Public Comment - Written Comment Received

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., Wednesday, June 25, 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, or
    • before the specific agenda item of interest is introduced.

All requests to speak during public comment 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

Written comments received by 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014, will be distributed to council members at the meeting. All comments received will be posted directly to the Judicial Council page of the California Courts public website.

Consent Agenda (Items A-D)

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

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

Item C
Report to the Legislature: Findings from the SB 678 (California Community Corrections Performance Incentives Act of 2009) Program (Action Required)

Item D
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Evaluation of Cost Effectiveness of the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse (Action Required)

Break 10:15–10:30 a.m

Discussion Agenda (Items E-L)

Item E 10:30–10:45 a.m.
Court Facilities: Modernization of the Hollywood Courthouse (Action Required)

Item F 10:45–11:20 a.m.
Administrative Office of the Courts: A Report on Services Provided by Staff to the Judicial Council (No Action Required)

Item G 11:20–11:50 a.m.
Trial Court Allocations: Trial Court Trust Fund Funding for Specific Costs in 2014–2015 and State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund Allocation Reductions for 2014–2015 (Action Required)

Item H 11:50 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Trial Court Budget: Encumbrances (Action Required)

Lunch 12:20–12:50 p.m.

Item I 12:50–1:20 p.m..
Budget: Fiscal Year 2015–2016 Budget Requests for Trial Courts (Action Required)

Item J 1:20–1:40 p.m.
Trial Court Allocations: Cash Advance Process (Action Required)

Item K 1:40–2:10 p.m.
Trial Court Allocations: Children’s Waiting Room Distribution (Action Required)

Item L 2:10–2:20 p.m.
Judicial Council Distinguished Service Awards: Recipients for 2014 (Action Required)

Chief Justice's Closing Statements

Information Only Items (No Action Required)

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

Info 2
Trial Courts: Quarterly Investment Report for First Quarter of 2014

Info 3
Court Facilities: Trial Court Facility Modification Quarterly Activity Report, Quarter 3 of Fiscal Year 2013–2014

Circulating Order (CO-14-03) - Judicial Council: Nonvoting Council Position

Appointment Orders since the last business meeting