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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.10. Judicial Council internal committees

(a) Judicial Council internal committees

The internal committees are:

(1)Executive and Planning Committee;

(2)Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee;

(3)Rules and Projects Committee;

(4)Litigation Management Committee; and

(5)Technology Committee.

(Subd (a) amended effective February 20, 2014; adopted effective August 14, 2009.)

(b) Purpose of the internal committees

The internal committees of the Judicial Council assist the full membership of the council in its responsibilities by providing recommendations in their assigned areas, including rules for court administration, practice, and procedure, and by performing duties delegated by the council. Internal committees generally work at the same policy level as the council, focusing on the establishment of policies that emphasize long-term strategic leadership and that align with judicial branch goals.

(Subd (b) adopted effective August 14, 2009.)

(c) Membership and appointment

The Chief Justice appoints each council member and advisory council member to one or more internal committees for a one-year term.

(Subd (c) relettered effective August 14, 2009; adopted as subd (a); previously amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(d) Meetings

Each internal committee meets as often as necessary to perform its responsibilities. The Administrative Director of the Courts, as secretary of the Judicial Council, may attend and participate in the meetings of each internal committee. Internal committee meetings are closed to the public but may be opened at the committee chair's discretion.

(Subd (d) amended and relettered effective August 14, 2009; adopted as subd (c).)

(e) Voting

An advisory council member may vote on any internal committee matter unless the committee is taking final action on behalf of the council.

(Subd (e) relettered effective August 14, 2009; adopted as subd (d).)

(f) Council review

The council may overrule or modify an action taken by an internal committee.

(Subd (f) relettered effective August 14, 2009; adopted as subd (e).)

(g) Reporting to the council

As often as necessary, each internal committee must report to the council on the committee's activities.

(Subd (g) relettered effective August 14, 2009; adopted as subd (f); previously amended effective January 1, 2007.)

Rule 10.10 amended effective February 20, 2014; adopted as rule 6.10 effective January 1, 1999; previously amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective August 14, 2009.

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