Rule 10.471. Minimum education requirements for Supreme Court and Court of Appeal clerk/administrators
All California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal clerk/administrators must complete these minimum education requirements. All clerk/administrators should participate in more education than is required, related to each individual's responsibilities and in accordance with the education recommendations set forth in rule 10.479.
(b) Hours-based requirement
(1)Each clerk/administrator must complete 30 hours of continuing education every three years beginning on the following date:
(A)For a new clerk/administrator, the first three-year period begins on January 1 of the year following his or her hire.
(B)For all other clerk/administrators, the first three-year period begins on January 1, 2008.
(2)The following education applies toward the required 30 hours of continuing education:
(A)Any education offered by an approved provider (see rule 10.481(a)) and any other education, including education taken to satisfy a statutory or other education requirement, approved by the Chief Justice or the administrative presiding justice as meeting the criteria listed in rule 10.481(b).
(B)Each hour of participation in traditional (face-to-face) education, distance education such as broadcast and videoconference courses, online coursework, and self-directed study counts toward the requirement on an hour-for-hour basis. The hours applied for participation in online coursework and self-directed study are limited to a combined total of 7 hours in each three-year period.
(C)A clerk/administrator who serves as faculty for a California court-based audience (i.e., justices, judges, subordinate judicial officers, temporary judges, or court personnel) may apply the following hours of faculty service: 3 hours for each hour of presentation the first time a given course is presented and 2 hours for each hour of presentation each subsequent time that course is presented. The hours applied for faculty service are limited to 15 in each three-year period.
(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2012.)
(c) Extension of time
(1)For good cause, the Chief Justice or the administrative presiding justice may grant a one-year extension of time to complete the education requirements in (b).
(2)If the Chief Justice or the administrative presiding justice grants a request for an extension of time, the clerk/administrator, in consultation with the Chief Justice or the administrative presiding justice, must also pursue interim means of obtaining relevant educational content.
(3)An extension of time to complete the hours-based requirement does not affect the timing of the clerk/administrator's next three-year period.
(d) Record of participation; statement of completion
Each clerk/administrator is responsible for:
(1)Tracking his or her own participation in education and keeping a record of participation for three years after each course or activity that is applied toward the requirements;
(2)At the end of each year, giving the Chief Justice or the administrative presiding justice a copy of his or her record of participation in education for that year; and
(3)At the end of each three-year period, giving the Chief Justice or the administrative presiding justice a signed statement of completion for that three-year period.
Rule 10.471 amended effective January 1, 2012; adopted effective January 1, 2008.