Section 1. Membership.
Members of the Judicial Planning Committee are appointed by the Chief Justice with the concurrence of the Court. The Chief Justice appoints the committee chair.
Committee members serve three-year terms, but may be reappointed. A member may not serve more than three consecutive terms. A former member who served three consecutive terms is eligible for reappointment after a six-year break in service.
Section 2. Duties of the Committee.
The Committee shall:
A. Review existing judicial planning reports and recommendations for continued viability and relevance to the present and future administration and operation of the judicial system.
B. Study the administration and operation of the judicial system and the environment in which the system operates by:
(1) gathering and analyzing information relevant to the administration and operation of the judicial system.
(2) reviewing demographic, political, fiscal, technological, and other societal trends that may affect the judicial system.
(3) identifying and assessing challenges confronting the judicial system.
(4) assessing any other information considered useful in identifying present and future changes that will aid in protecting and fulfilling the institutional prerogatives of the judicial system.
C. Based on its studies and assessments, develop long- and short-term plans and any other recommendations considered necessary and beneficial to the continued effective administration and operation of the judicial system.
D. Assess demands and expectations of court users and the public regarding the operation and administration of the judicial system and review and make recommendations on matters that may affect the public's trust and confidence in the judicial system.
E. Review any other matters referred to it by the Supreme Court.
Section 3. Staffing.
Staffing for the Committee will be provided by the Office of State Court administrator, unless other arrangements are made by the Committee.
Dated: April 26, 2006.
SOURCE: N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 14 dated April 7, 1977, formerly N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. Order VIII. Amended effective June 9, 1987; amended effective April 1, 2006 (Supreme Court No. 20060059); amended effective May 1, 2006, to update the rule and incorporate duties of the Public Trust and Confidence Implementation Committee formerly established under Administrative Order 12 (Supreme Court No. 20060123).