Judge Lorna A. Alksne, chair of the council's Workload Assessment Advisory Committee presents a report on judgeship needs with council research staff. The council deferred action until more work is done to study how judicial workload varies by court size.
Trial court budget committee Chair Judge Jonathan Conklin presents several agenda items, including recommendations to increase the accuracy and consistency of how trial court funding allocations are calculated.
Judge David Rubin, chair of council's Judicial Branch Budget Committee, introduces the court team from Butte County overseeing the Remote Video-Conferencing Technology Project.
Council member and Butte County's court executive officer Kimberly Flenner, speaks on how the technology is enabling the court to help more court users, particularly those in remote areas.
The Butte County Superior Court started its Remote Video-Conferencing Technology Project program with three counties and is rapidly expanding with funding from the Court Innovations Grant Program.
Friday's meeting starts with a recent activity report from the Chief Justice. This week, the National Center for State Courts named the Chief Justice its recipient of the 2019 Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education.
Justice Douglas Miller and Judge Kyle Brodie present the revised strategic plan for the council, and introduce for transparency, a public website housing the plan.
Cochairs of the Work Group for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment Judge Stacy Boulware Eurie and Justice Brad Hill present recommendations outlined in the report.
At Friday's meeting, Justice Douglas Miller announces that effective Sept. 15, he will no longer chair the council's Executive and Planning Committee. He has chaired the internal committee since 2011.
The Chief Justice acknowledges Judge Kenneth So, who will step down as chair of the council’s Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee, a position he has held since 2013.
The Chief Jusitice (middle) ends the meeting ends with a farewell to outgoing members: (L-R) Butte County Court Executive Kimberly Flenner, San Diego County Judge Kenneth So, Los Angeles County Judge David Gordon, and Napa County Judge Gary Nadler.