Council to Meet Sept 9 on San Francisco Funding Request

FOR RELEASE

Contact: Lynn Holton, Public Information Officer, 415-865-7740

Sept 6, 2011

Judicial Council to Consider Emergency Funding Request by SF Superior Court

Public Meeting on Friday, September 9, in San Francisco

San Francisco - The Judicial Council of California will hold a public business meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2011, to consider an emergency funding request by the Superior Court of San Francisco. In a separate matter, two independent reports will be made on the California Court Case Management System. The meeting will be held in the Judicial Council Conference Center, Hiram J. Smith State Office Building, Third Floor, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco.

Chaired by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the council is the administrative policymaking body of California courts. A live audiocast of the meeting will be available on the California Courts Web site at http://www.courts.ca.gov/3044.htm. The agenda is posted at http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/age20110909.pdf.

The reports, which will be posted online later this week, are summarized below:

Deficiency Funding Request: The council will consider various options to address a deficiency funding request by the Superior Court of San Francisco. The court has submitted a request for one-time emergency funding, to be used to offset budget reductions allocated to the court. Funds are available from a portion of the Trial Court Improvement Fund that is statutorily reserved and available for allocation to the 58 state trial courts for urgent needs.

Court Technology: Two independent reviews of the California Court Case Management System (CCMS) will be presented to Judicial Council members. The reports are the Independent CCMS Code Quality Review, which is a quality assessment of the code used to develop the CCMS software. The second is the Standard CMMI (Capabilities Maturities Model Institute) Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) evaluation. This is a review of the processes used by the vendor to determine if the vendor was adhering to industry best practices for software development.

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