Rule 10.4. Nominations and appointments to the Judicial Council

(a) Nomination procedures.

The Executive and Planning Committee assists the Chief Justice in selecting council members by submitting a list of nominees for each position. The committee uses the following procedures:

(1)  The committee publicizes vacancies and solicits nominations. Nominations for advisory member positions are solicited from the Court Executives Advisory Committee, the Appellate Court Clerks Association, the California Court Commissioners Association, and other related bodies. The selected nominees should represent diverse backgrounds, experiences, and geographic locations.

(2)  The committee submits a list of at least three nominees to the Chief Justice for each vacant position, except for the Supreme Court associate justice position. The committee gives added consideration to persons who have served on advisory committees or task forces.

(3)  If the Chief Justice is a member of the Executive and Planning Committee, the Chief Justice does not participate in discussions relating to nominations.

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

(b) Appointing order.

The Chief Justice makes appointments to the council by order.

Rule 10.4 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 6.4 effective January 1, 1999.

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