Administration of Justice
- 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 is divided into a northern California section and a southern California section. The entire committee (northern and southern sections) 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 2013-14 vacancies: 6-8 northern section, 6 southern section
- Approximate number of meetings per year: 12 (by conference call and in person)
- Chair: Ruby P. Shimomura, Glendale
- Vice Chair: Sonja M. Sonnenburg, San Francisco
- Staff contact: Saul Bercovitch 415-538-2306
Deadline for 2013 applications: Feb. 1, 2013
2013 terms begin: Conclusion of 2013 State Bar Annual Meeting (Oct. 13, 2013)