April 16-17, 2015 Judicial Council Meeting

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 April 16, 2015 3:30–4:45 p.m.

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.

Closed Session (Rule 10.6(B))—Personnel and Other Confidential Matters

3:30–4:45 p.m. Session

Friday April 17, 2015 8:30 a.m.–2:10 p.m.

Open Session (Rule 10.6(A)) Meeting Agenda

8:30–8:35 a.m. Approval of Minutes
Approve minutes of the February 19, 2015, Judicial Council meeting.


8:35–8:45 a.m. Chief Justice's Report


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


8:55–9:25 a.m. Judicial Council Committee Presentations

Executive and Planning Committee, Hon. Douglas P. Miller, Chair
Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee, Hon. Kenneth K. So, Chair
Rules and Projects Committee, Hon. Harry E. Hull, Jr., Chair
Technology Committee, Hon. James E. Herman, Chair

9:25–9:45 a.m. Judicial Council Members’ Liaison Reports

9:45–10:15 a.m. Public Comment


The Judicial Council welcomes public comment on general matters of judicial administration and on specific agenda items, as it can enhance the council’s understanding of the issues coming before it.

Please see our public comment procedures.

  1. Submit advance requests to speak by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 14.
  2. Submit written comments for this meeting by 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15.

Contact information for advance requests to speak, written comments, and questions:

E-mail: judicialcouncil@jud.ca.gov

Postal mail or delivery in person:
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
Attention: Cliff Alumno

Break 10:15–10:30 a.m.

Consent Agenda (Items A1–A9 Through E)

Audiocast (:32)

Items A1-A9 Rules and Forms

Civil and Small Claims

Item A1
Rules and Forms: Confidential Information Form Under Civil Code §1708.85 (Action Required)

Item A2
Rules and Forms: Notice of Application for Recognition and Entry of Tribal Court Money Judgment (Action Required)

Collaborative Justice

Item A3
Military Service: Notification of Military Status (Action Required)

Family and Juvenile Law

Item A4
Domestic Violence and Family Law: Technical Changes to Forms (Action Required)

Judicial Administration

Item A5
Judicial Administration: Changes to Delegations in Rules of Court (Action Required)


Item A6
Forms: Miscellaneous Technical Changes (Action Required)

Trial Courts

Item A7
Judicial Branch Education: Court Executive Officers Education (Action Required)

Item A8
Subordinate Judicial Officers: Complaints and Notice Requirements (Action Required)

Item A9
Trial Courts: Reporting of Reciprocal Assignment Orders (Action Required)

Item B
Child Support: Midyear Funding Reallocation for Fiscal Year 2014–2015 and Base Funding Allocation for Fiscal Year 2015–2016 for the Child Support Commissioner and Family Law Facilitator Program (Action Required)

Item C
Judicial Council Report to the Legislature: Annual Report of Court Facilities Trust Fund Expenditures (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 Fiscal Year 2014–2015 (Action Required)

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

Discussion Agenda (Items F-M)

Item F 10:30–11:10 a.m.
Trial Courts: Allocations from the State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund and the Trial Court Trust Fund for 2015–2016 (Action Required)


Item G 11:10–11:30 a.m.
Technology: V3 Interim Case Management System Funding (Action Required)


Trial Court Allocation: Restoration of Benefits Funding in 2015–2016 (Action Required)

Item I 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Juvenile Dependency: Court-Appointed Counsel Funding Reallocation (Action Required)

Break 12:30–1:00 p.m. (approx.)

Item J 1:00–1:20 p.m.
Judicial Council: Implementation of Judicial Council Directives on Judicial Council Staff Restructuring (Materials to be distributed. No action required.)

Item K & L 1:20–1:55 p.m.
Court Facilities: Declaration of San Pedro Courthouse as Surplus Property (Action Required)
Court Facilities: Request for Approval to Lease Plumas-Sierra Courthouse to Third Party (Action Required)


Item M 1:55–2:10 p.m.
Judicial Branch Workers’ Compensation Program: Origins and Update (No Action Required)

Closing Remarks

Information Only Items (No Action Required)

Info 1
Trial Courts: Quarterly Investment Report for Fourth Quarter of 2014

Info 2
Court Facilities: Trial Court Facility Modification Quarterly Activity Report, Quarter 2 of Fiscal Year 2014–2015

Info 3
Judicial Council Restructuring: Policy 8.9, Working Remotely (Telecommuting) Program: Status Update


There were no Circulating Orders since the last business meeting

Appointment Orders since the last business meeting


Apr 17, 2015

Chief Justice's Activity Report 

Director Martin Hoshino's Report

Imperial County Liaison Report by Judge Emilie Elias

Ventura County Liaison Report by Justice Ashmann-Gerst

Nevada County Liaison Report by Justice Harry Hull