Administration of Justice

Application Information

This committee:

  • studies and reports recommendations on proposed changes in civil procedure, court rules and administration, rules of evidence, and other matters having an impact on the administration of justice in the civil courts;
  • conducts in-depth evaluations of, and occasionally prepares amendments to, proposed court rules and state legislation;
  • reviews California Law Revision studies and proposals of the California Judicial Council related to civil justice;
  • prepares court rules and affirmative legislative proposals.

The committee normally meets once per month. Although members are encouraged to attend in person when possible, all meetings are held via telephone conference call, which means that members who cannot appear in person may attend via telephone.

Applicants must have:

  • minimum of three years in practice and experience in the civil practice field;
  • an e-mail address to receive committee meeting notices, agendas, reports, etc.

Attorneys from all parts of California who meet these requirements and who can make the time commitment are encouraged to apply.

  • Expected 2014-15 vacancies:  5+
  • Approximate number of meetings per year: 12 (by conference call and in person)
  • Chair: Sonja M. Sonnenburg, San Francisco
  • Staff contact: Saul Bercovitch 415-538-2306

Deadline for 2014 applications: Feb. 3, 2014

2014-15 terms begin: Conclusion of 2014 State Bar Annual Meeting (Sept. 14, 2014)