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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.464. Education requirements and expectations for judges and subordinate judicial officers on domestic violence issues

(a) Judges and subordinate judicial officers hearing specified matters

Each judge or subordinate judicial officer who hears criminal, family, juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency, or probate matters must participate in appropriate education on domestic violence issues as part of his or her requirements and expectations under rule 10.462. Each judge or subordinate judicial officer whose primary assignment is in one of these areas also must participate in a periodic update on domestic violence as part of these requirements and expectations.

(b) Specified courses to include education on domestic violence issues

The education provider must include education on domestic violence issues at the Judicial College under rule 10.462(c)(1)(C) and in courses for primary assignments in criminal, family, juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency, or probate under rule 10.462(c)(1)(B) or (c)(4).

Rule 10.464 adopted effective January 1, 2010.

Advisory Committee Comment

In determining what constitutes "appropriate" education, each judge or subordinate judicial officer should determine the number of hours of education on domestic violence that is adequate for his or her assignment, taking into account the size of the court, the nature of his or her assignment, the mix of assignments, and other factors.

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