Browsing All posts tagged under »Strategic Evaluation Committee«

Here we go again….

November 12, 2014


(JCW) A recent communique from the Alliance of California Judges You have probably received an e-mail survey from the recently created Commission on the Future of California’s Court System asking your opinion about how best to improve the branch.  You may be tempted to ignore this survey; after all, over the last four years, you’ve […]

Troubling answers from the AOC

March 4, 2014


Trying to get information out of the AOC can seem like playing Go Fish with a temperamental child.  You have to ask for exactly the right thing in exactly the right way, and even then you might not get it.  Often, the AOC claims that it doesn’t keep the kinds of records you’re looking for.  […]

Myth vs. Fact – Making the Case for an AOC Audit

February 19, 2014


Last week, the Chief Justice told an audience in Riverside, “There is a presumption, somehow, in the capitol in Sacramento that the judicial branch is where it is now, with courtrooms closed and less services . . . because somehow, somehow, we mismanaged ourselves into the situation. . . . I have to remind them, […]

The Arrogance of Unchecked Powers

May 25, 2013


Most of us would agree that we’re all here today and that this site exists as an oversized middle finger to those that hold themselves above the law both on the Judicial Council as well as the AOC. This past week at the suggestion of speaker Perez, an assembly budget subcommittee would recommend that an […]

E&P: Send the study out to ADOC & RUPRO to study the study

August 28, 2012


You read that correctly. The executive & planning committee will implement only a few items denoted by the Strategic Evaluation Committee. Their cover language expresses serious reform. Report2JC SECRecs.Final no mark The fine print spells out business as usual for at least another year when the new administrative director of the courts (ADOC) & RUPRO […]

Leaked report “summary” details familiar problems

August 23, 2012


Wasn’t it the Ferenghi that said there is profit in chaos?   August 22, 2012 Dear Members and Others, On August 16th, Alliance director Judge David Lampe requested Executive and Planning Committee chairman Justice Douglas Miller to make public the audit report of the AOC Office of Court Construction and Management prepared by Pegasus Global […]

ACJ Letter to the Judicial Council, SEC &E&P committees

August 17, 2012


  You’ll note an ongoing theme of AOC management. When someone releases a report that is highly critical of their operations, they close ranks, take down the dirty laundry curtains, go wash the dirty laundry curtains and put them back in the window and declare they built a new and much improved house with the […]

Something….different is in the air tonight courtesy of this states’ constitutional officers

July 7, 2012


Epic Fail courtesy of the Judicial Council We’re all well versed on all of the issues of branch governance. In the latest governance gaffe it appears that the judicial council is getting far more than they bargained for. We suspect – as we’ve stated before – that the Strategic Evaluation Committee report is being subjected […]