WSR 10-05-089



[ February 12, 2010 ]





NO. 25700-A-947

The JIS Committee having recommended the adoption of the proposed amendment to JISCR 2-Composition, and the Court having determined that the proposed amendment will aid in the prompt and orderly administration of justice and further determined that an emergency exists which necessitates an early adoption;

Now, therefore, it is hereby


(a) That the amendment as shown below is adopted.

(b) That pursuant to the emergency provisions of GR 9 (j)(1), the amendment will be published expeditiously and become effective upon publication.

DATED at Olympia, Washington this 12th day of February, 2010.
Madsen, C.J.

C. Johnson, J.

Owens, J.

Alexander, J.

Fairhurst, J.

Sanders, J.

J. M. Johnson, J.

Chambers, J.

Stephens, J.

JISCR 2 (suggested amendments)


(a) Membership. The Judicial Information System Committee (JISC) shall be appointed by the Chief Justice. The Chief Justice will consider for appointment those individuals who have been suggested by representative groups and associations from within the judicial system but shall not be bound thereby. In addition, the Chief Justice shall consider for appointment only those individuals who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to judicial administration and to automation of judicial systems and functions. The committee shall be composed of four members from the appellate court level (Supreme Court and Court of Appeals), five members from the superior court level, two of whom shall be members of the Superior Court Judges' Association, and one of whom shall be a member of the Washington Association of Juvenile Court Administrators, five four members from the courts of limited jurisdiction level, one of whom shall be a member of the Misdemeanant Corrections Association, and three at large members from outside the judiciary, one of whom will be a member of the Washington State Bar Association, one of whom will be a member of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, and one of whom will be a member of the Washington State Association of Prosecuting Attorneys.

(b) Terms of Office. The term of membership for those who are appointed to represent specific organizations shall be for a term of 3 years with the initial term as determined by lot, staggered so as to insure that an equal number of terms expire each year. Any vacancy in the membership of the committee shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made and the term of membership shall expire on the same date as the original appointment expiration date.

(c) Operation. The Supreme Court Justice shall be the chairperson. The members of the committee shall elect a vice-chairperson from among themselves. Meetings of the committee shall be called regularly and at a minimum of four times per year at the discretion of the chair. Any members with two unexcused absences from regularly scheduled JISC meetings during any calendar year shall be requested to resign and the respective association shall appoint a successor to fulfill the unexpired term. User advisory committees shall be established for each level of court and will be representative of the users at each level. Ad hoc committees shall also be established for the purpose of monitoring specific projects undertaken by the Judicial Information System.

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