Communication from Committee Staff in August 2017:
Sent: Friday, August 4, 2017 12:34 PM
To: Spectrum Institute <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: status of proposals on limited conservatorships
Dear Mr. Coleman:
Thank you for your interest in the work of the Judicial Council’s Probate and Mental Health Advisory Committee. Because the committee’s deliberations, both generally and specifically related to proposed rules and forms, are closed under rule 10.75(c)(3)(E) & (d)(10) of the California Rules of Court, I’m afraid that I’m not able to discuss in any detail the committee’s work on the Spectrum Institute proposals.
The committee has reviewed the Institute’s proposals carefully. The committee has accepted, in principle, many elements of those proposals; it is working, under the procedures established by rule 10.22, to incorporate those elements into broader proposals related to appointment of counsel in all guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.
The committee anticipates submitting these proposals to the Judicial Council’s Rules and Projects Committee this fall with a recommendation that they be circulated for public comment. If approved, the proposals would be circulated this winter or next spring. I will ensure that the Spectrum Institute receives a copy of the proposals for its review and comment if they are circulated.
Corby Sturges, Attorney
Center for Families, Children & the Courts | Operations and Programs Division
Judicial Council of California