2019 State of the Court


14 ■ The Inland Empire Caucus, composed of local legislators from the State Senate and Assembly, were hosted to learn about local programs, successes, and future initiatives. The visit included a court tour, discussions on pre-trial release, unfunded mandates, legislative priorities, and an update on collaborative courts. ■ Local bar associations have been integral in developing an access plan for the high desert communities. In 2019, the court provided its first of many in-person presentations as part of its core strategy to ensure access to justice. ■ SBSC joined the California Tyler User Group (CATUG), comprised of trial courts throughout California utilizing Tyler Technologies as their case management system software. The group formed to coordinate a collaborative effort of identifying and recommending priority features for statewide application of the Tyler Odyssey Case Management System. ■ The Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee provides input on the trial court budget process for the benefit of all trial courts statewide and to propose recommendations to the Judicial Council on trial court funding consistent through council goals and objectives. The 24-member advisory committee, comprised of superior court judges, court executives, and advisory staff from the Judicial Council of California, report directly to the Council. Court Executive Officer Nancy Eberhardt was appointed to this committee by the Chief Justice in 2019. ■ In 2019, Honorable Glenn Yabuno was appointed to the 4th District Court of Appeal’s Regional Committee, for a three-year term to assist superior courts with recruitment and screening of habeas counsel. The committee serves as a critical function, ensuring defendants are properly represented and courts can fulfill their obligations under Proposition 66. ■ In 2019, Honorable Kyle Brodie assumed the role of Chair of the Judicial Council Technology Committee which oversees the Council’s policies concerning technology and technology issues relating to the Branch and the courts.



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