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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.455. Ethics orientation for Judicial Council members and for judicial branch employees required to file a statement of economic interests

(a) Authority

This rule is adopted under Government Code section 11146 et seq. and article VI, section 6 of the California Constitution.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(b) Definitions

For purposes of this rule, "judicial branch employee" includes an employee of a trial or appellate court or the Administrative Office of the Courts, but does not include court commissioners or referees.

(c) Judicial Council members and judicial branch employees

(1)The Administrative Office of the Courts must provide an ethics orientation course for Judicial Council members and for judicial branch employees who are required to file a statement of economic interests.

(2)Judicial Council members must take the orientation course within six months of appointment. If a member is appointed to a subsequent term, he or she must take the course within six months of the reappointment.

(3)Judicial branch employees who are required to file a statement of economic interests must take the orientation course as follows:

(A)For employees who have taken the orientation course before the effective date of this rule, at least once during each consecutive two calendar years after the date of the last attendance.

(B)For new employees, within six months of becoming an employee and at least once during each consecutive two calendar years thereafter.

(C)For all other employees, within six months of the effective date of this rule and at least once during each consecutive two calendar years thereafter.

Rule 10.455 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2013; adopted as rule 6.301 effective January 1, 2004; previously amended and renumbered as rule 10.301 effective January 1, 2007.

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