(a) Establishment and purpose.
In 1973, the Judicial Council of California and the California Judges Association created the Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER). The oversight body then known as the Governing Committee of CJER was made an advisory committee to the council in 1993 through the adoption of former rule 1029. In 2001, the rule that specifies the duties of that advisory committee was made consistent with the rules pertaining to other Judicial Council advisory committees.
(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2019; adopted effective December 18, 2001; previously amended effective January 1, 2007, and January 1, 2016.)
(b) Area of focus.
The committee makes recommendations to the council for improving the administration of justice through comprehensive and quality education and training for judicial officers and other judicial branch personnel.
(Subd (b) relettered and amended effective December 18, 2001; adopted as subd (a).)
(c) Additional duties.
In addition to the duties described in rule 10.34, the committee must:
(1) Recommend rules, standards, policies, and procedures for judicial branch education;
(2) Recommend a strategic long-range plan for judicial branch education;
(3) Evaluate the effectiveness of judicial branch education, the quality of participation, the efficiency of delivery, and the impact on service to the public;
(4) Review and comment on proposals from other advisory committees and task forces that include education and training of judicial officers or court staff in order to ensure coordination, consistency, and collaboration in educational services;
(5) Establish educational priorities for implementation of curricula, programs, publications, and delivery systems;
(6) Identify the need for and appoint education committees to implement the priorities, long-range plan, and programs and products of judicial branch education; create and adopt procedures for their operation; and review and approve their projects and products;
(7) Identify and foster collaborative opportunities with courts to promote and ensure the availability of training at the local court level;
(8) Identify, analyze, and implement systems to enhance the delivery of education and training statewide; and
(9) Identify and foster collaborative opportunities with internal and external partners to maximize the resources dedicated to education and training.
(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2007; adopted as subd (b); previously relettered and amended effective December 18, 2001.)
The committee consists of at least the following members:
(1) Eleven sitting judicial officers, including at least one appellate court justice and one immediate past presiding judge;
(2) Three judicial administrators, including a supervisor or manager from a trial or appellate court;
(3) The Administrative Director as an advisory member;
(4) The president of the California Judges Association or his or her designee as an advisory member; and
(5) Other advisory members as the Chief Justice may appoint.
(Subd (d) amended effective January 1, 2015; adopted as subd (c); previously relettered and amended effective December 18, 2001.)
Nominations for vacant positions on the CJER Advisory Committee will be solicited under the procedures described in rule 10.32. The president of the California Judges Association may submit nominations to the Executive and Planning Committee.
(Subd (e) amended effective January 1, 2019; previously amended effective December 18, 2001, and January 1, 2007.)
(f) Chair and vice-chair.
The Chief Justice appoints the chair and vice-chair. The committee may make recommendations to the Chief Justice for these two positions.
(Subd (f) amended effective December 18, 2001.)
Rule 10.50 amended effective January 1, 2019; adopted as rule 6.50 effective January 1, 1999; previously amended and renumbered as rule 10.50 effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective December 18, 2001, January 1, 2015, and January 1, 2016.