Committee to Review the Operations and Structure of
the Commission on Judicial Performance


In 2021, Assembly Bill 143 added Article 4 to Chapter 2.5 of Title 8 of the Government Code to create a committee to study and make recommendations for possible changes in the operations and structure of the commission and added the following new code sections. Government Code section 68770 created in state government the Committee to Review the Operations and Structure of the Commission on Judicial Performance, and section 68771 sets forth the membership of the committee. Government Code section 68772 requires the committee to hold at least two hearings to accept comments from the public about possible changes in the operations and structure of the commission, and to complete its study and provide a written report about its findings and recommendations no later than March 30, 2023, to the Governor, the commission, and the California Supreme Court, among other entities, and to make the report public.

COMMITTEE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS 

Pursuant to section 68770 et seq. of the Government Code, the Committee to Review the Operations and Structure of the Commission on Judicial Performance was formed.  The Committee held six public meetings between April 2022 and March 2023. Over the course of those meetings, the Committee received public comment, oral and written, from a variety of interested parties. After considering all of the information presented to it, the Committee shares the Final Report and Recommendations and issues a press release.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Maxine Anderson, Governor’s appointee
  • Hon. M. Lucy Armendariz, Governor’s appointee
  • Professor Cheryl Boudreau, Ph.D., Senate Rules Committee’s appointee
  • Emma Bradford, Legal Advisor to Commissioners, Commission on Judicial Performance
  • Frances Burton, Senate Rules Committee’s appointee
  • Gregory Dresser, Director-Chief Counsel, Commission on Judicial Performance
  • Michael Flad, Speaker’s appointee
  • Hon. Michael B. Harper, Commission Chair, Commission on Judicial Performance
  • Hon. Teri Jackson, Governor’s appointee
  • Beth Krom, Governor’s appointee
  • Richard Long, Speaker’s appointee
  • Morris Ratner, Governor’s appointee
  • Richard Simpson, Commission Public Member, Commission on Judicial Performance
  • Robert Tembeckjian, Governor’s appointee
  • Vacancy, Governor’s appointee

PUBLIC MEETINGS

March 20, 2023 Livestream Event

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February 14, 2023 Livestream Event
February 15, 2023 Livestream Event

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01/30/23 Press Release]. Public hearing on draft report scheduled regarding Committee to Review the Operations and Structure of the Commission on Judicial Performance.

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November 14, 2022 Livestream Event
November 15, 2022 Livestream Event

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September 14, 2022 Livestream Event
September 15, 2022 Livestream Event

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Monday, July 11, 2022 Audio File
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Audio File

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Audio File

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