Judicial Council of California
In accordance with the California Constitution and under the leadership of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, the council is responsible for ensuring the "consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice". One of the Judicial Council's most well-known responsibilities is promulgating a huge number of standard court forms for use in California judicial proceedings. Among those forms is Form TR-130, the standard "Notice to Appear" form used by practically all California law enforcement agencies to write traffic citations. It is also responsible for policies concerning the California Court Case Management System (CCMS).
The Judicial Council is composed of 21 members:
- The Chief Justice
- 14 judicial officers appointed by the Chief Justice (1 associate justice of the Supreme Court, 3 justices of the Courts of Appeal, 10 trial court judges)
- 4 attorney members appointed by the State Bar Board of Governors
- 1 member from each house of the Legislature
Administrative Office of the Courts
The Judicial Council's staff agency, the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), is responsible for implementing council policies. The AOC maintains a headquarters office in San Francisco where the Judicial Council regularly meets, as well as branch offices in Burbank and Sacramento. The AOC has also created a centralized datacenter for the court system, the California Court Technology Center, which is operated under contract by Siemens IT Solutions and Services in Newark.
- NASD Dispute Resolution, Inc. v. Judicial Council, 232 F. Supp. 2d 1055 (N.D. Cal. 2002)
- About the Judicial Council, Judicial Council of California
- Form TR-130, Traffic/Nontraffic Notice To Appear, Judicial Council of California
- Judicial Council of California, Judicial Council of California
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