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2024 California Rules of Court

Rule 3.550. General administration by Judicial Council staff

(a) Coordination attorney

Except as otherwise provided in the rules in this chapter, all necessary administrative functions under this chapter will be performed at the direction of the Chair of the Judicial Council by a coordination attorney.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2016; previously amended effective January 1, 2005, and January 1, 2007.)

(b) Duties of coordination attorney

The coordination attorney must at all times maintain:

(1)  A list of active and retired judges who are qualified and currently available to conduct coordination proceedings; and

(2)  A register of all coordination proceedings and a file for each proceeding, for public inspection during regular business hours at the San Francisco office of the Judicial Council.

(Subd (b) amended and lettered effective January 1, 2005; previously adopted as part of subd (a) effective January 1, 2005.)

(c) Coordination proceeding title and case number

The coordination attorney must assign each coordination proceeding a special title and coordination proceeding number. Thereafter all papers in that proceeding must bear that title and number.

(Subd (c) amended and relettered effective January 1, 2005; adopted as subd (b).)

Rule 3.550 amended effective January 1, 2016; adopted as rule 1550 effective January 1, 1974; previously amended effective January 1, 2005; previously amended and renumbered as rule 3.550 effective January 1, 2007.

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