CJA02-0101. Rules for the conduct of Council meetings. (AMEND)
CJA05-0101. The Board of Appellate Court Judges. (AMEND)
CJA06-0101. The Board of District Court Judges. (AMEND)
CJA07-0101. Juvenile Court Board, Executive Committee and Council Representatives. (AMEND)
CJA09-0101. Board of Justice Court Judges. (AMEND)
The proposed amendments remove the requirement to follow Robert’s Rules, bringing the boards and Judicial Council in line with current practice. This appears to be a self-imposed requirement that isn’t followed and isn’t required under the Open and Public Meetings Act. Policy and Planning believes the use of general principles for conducting meetings in an orderly and professional manner should be sufficient.
CJA03-0303. Justice court clerks. (AMEND)
In conjunction with the Judicial Institute, the Board of Justice Court Judges recommends adding an annual certification requirement for justice court clerks.
CJA03-0117. Committee on Court Forms. (AMEND)
CJA03-0401. Office of General Counsel. (AMEND)
The proposed amendments make the rules consistent with CJA 1-205(3)(D) (“the Administrative Office shall serve as secretariat to the Council’s committees”) and CJA 1-204(8) (“the Administrative Office shall serve as the secretariat to the executive committees”), providing the State Court Administrator with the flexibility to assign AOC resources where appropriate.
CJA03-0411. Grant management. (AMEND).
At the Judicial Council’s direction, rule 3-411 outlines significant changes to the courts’ grant management program.
CJA04-0202.02. Records classification. (AMEND)
A working group is preparing a new form on petitions to determine competency. The form will have two parts (1) the petition without confidential information and (2) a statement in support that includes confidential information. The proposed amendment in line 189 would ensure the statements in support are classified as private. Parties, the subject of the record, attorneys, and anyone with a court order (among others) may access private records (CJA 4-202.03(3)).
*The proposed amendment in line 169 went out for public comment in July. It is included here for tracking purposes only.
CJA04-0208. Automatic expungement of cases. (NEW)
New rule 4-208 governs the Administrative Office of the Court’s development and implementation of an automated expungement process. The rule requires approval by the Judicial Council of all automated processes and approval of the form and content of automated orders. Processes must also meet any requirements under the Rules of Criminal Procedure.