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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.53. Court Technology Advisory Committee

(a) Area of focus

The committee makes recommendations to the council for improving the administration of justice through the use of technology and for fostering cooperative endeavors to resolve common technological issues with other stakeholders in the justice system.

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

(b) Additional duties

In addition to the duties described in rule 10.34, the committee must:

(1)Recommend standards to ensure compatibility in information and communication technologies in the judicial branch;

(2)Review and comment on requests for the funding of judicial branch technology projects to ensure compatibility with goals established by the council and standards promulgated by the committee;

(3)Review and recommend legislation, rules, or policies to balance the interests of privacy, access, and security in relation to court technology;

(4)Make proposals for technology education and training in the judicial branch;

(5)Assist courts in acquiring and developing useful technologies; and

(6)Maintain a long-range plan.

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

(c) Membership

The committee must include at least one member from each of the following categories:

(1)Appellate justice;

(2)Trial court judicial officer;

(3)Trial court judicial administrator;

(4)Appellate court judicial administrator;

(5)Member of the Senate;

(6)Member of the Assembly;

(7)Representative of the executive branch; and

(8)Lawyer.

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

(d) Member selection

The two legislative members are appointed by the respective houses. The executive member is appointed by the Governor. The lawyer member is appointed by the State Bar.

(e) Chair

The Chief Justice appoints a judicial officer or justice member to serve as chair.

Rule 10.53 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 6.53 effective January 1, 1999.

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