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Rule 7-101.? JuvenileCourt Board, Executive Committee and CouncilRepresentatives.


To establisha Board of Juvenile Court Judges.

To establish an Executive Committee of the Board.

To establish the authority and duties of the Board and the ExecutiveCommittee.

To establishthe election procedure for Board members, Chair elect of the Board and theJudicial Council representatives.


This ruleshall apply to the Board of Juvenile Court Judges.

Statement of the Rule:

(1)       Juvenile court board.

(1)(A)       Establishment. There is hereby established a Board ofJuvenile Court Judges.

(1)(B)       Membership. The Board shall be composed of seven juvenilecourt judges elected at the Annual Judicial Conference Juvenile Court businessmeeting by sitting Juvenile Court Judges.

(1)(C)       Representation. Representation from each judicial districtshall be as follows:

(1)(C)(i)       FiveBoard members from the Second, Third and Fourth Judicial Districts with atleast one representative from each District; and

(1)(C)(ii)      TwoBoard members from the First, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh or Eighth Districts.

(1)(D)       Election. The juvenile court judges present at the annualbusiness meeting shall constitute a quorum. Nominations for board positions may be made by sitting Juvenile Court Judges only.Nominations must come from the Judicial District or Districts in which thevacancy exists. All sitting judges shall be entitled to vote for all members ofthe Board.

(1)(E)       Terms. The terms of the initial Boardmembers shall be determined by lot, with four members selected to servethree year terms and three members selected to serve two year terms. Successorsshall be elected for three year terms.

(1)(F)       Vacancies. If a vacancy occurs for any reason on the Boardbetween Annual Judicial Conferences, the Board shall elect a replacement forthe unexpired term of the vacancy. In filling the vacancy, the Board shalladhere to and perpetuate the District representation in effect at the time ofthe vacancy.

(2)       Chairand vice chair.

(2)(A)       Establishment. There shall be a Chair and Vice Chair of theBoard.

(2)(B)       Chair's term. The Chair shall serve a oneyear term beginning immediately after the Annual Judicial Conference inthe year following election as Vice Chair.

(2)(C)       Responsibilities. The Chair shall preside over all meetingsof the Board and the Juvenile Court Judges Meeting at the Annual JudicialConference, and perform other duties as set forth in the Juvenile Court Act,this Code and as directed by the Board.

(2)(D)       Vacancy in office of chair. In the event that the Chairresigns or leaves the Board for any reason, the Vice Chair shall become Chair,serving both the unexpired term of the Chair and the full term as Chair.

(2)(E)       Election. The Vice Chair shall be elected by the Boardmembers at the commencement of the first or second year of the Vice Chair's three year term on the Board. The Vice Chair shall serve asChair in the absence of the Chair or at the request of the Chair.

(2)(F)       Vicechair's term. The Vice Chair shall become Chair of the Board for a one year term immediately following the Annual JudicialConference next succeeding his election as Vice Chair.

(2)(G)      Vacancy in office of vice chair. In the event that the ViceChair resigns or leaves the Board for any reason, a new Vice Chair shall beelected by the Board from among its members to serve the unexpired term of theVice Chair and to succeed as Chair as otherwise provided in this rule.

(3)       Meetings of the board.

(3)(A)       TheBoard shall meet a minimum of once every two months to transact any and all business that is within its jurisdiction. Thismeeting shall be presided over by the Chair of the Board or the Vice Chair inthe absence of the Chair or at the request of the Chair.

(3)(B)       TheBoard shall rule by majority vote. All Board members have the right to vote.Four members of the Board constitute a quorum.

(3)(C)       TheBoard meetings shall be conducted in accordance withRoberts' Rules of Order and this Code.

(3)(D)       Whena Board member is unable to attend a Board meeting, that member may designate ajuvenile court judge to attend the meeting on behalf of the absent member. Thesubstitute and the absent member must be from the same district groupidentified by paragraph (1)(C) above. The substitutejudge shall be provided with a copy of the agenda andother meeting materials, may attend the open and closed sessions of themeeting, and may participate in the discussion of agenda items. The substitutejudge may make motions and vote.

(4)       Executive committee.

(4)(A)       Membership. There is hereby established an ExecutiveCommittee of the Board. The committee shall be comprised of three members: theChair of the Board, the Vice Chair and one member of the Board selected by theBoard members to serve at large.

(4)(B)       Duties and responsibilities of the executive committee. Theduties and responsibilities of the Executive Committee are as follows:

(4)(B)(i)       Assistthe Board in establishing a planning capability in assessing and projectingneeds, resources, and policies.

(4)(B)(ii)      Actas liaison with other agencies and parties who seek contact with the Board.

(4)(B)(iii)     Screenand reduce the number of matters presented to the full Board for itsconsideration to ensure that all matters referred to it require full Boardconsideration.

(4)(B)(iv)     Reviewinitiatives, proposals and questions that will besubmitted to the full Board to ensure that information is complete and inproper form to facilitate expeditious handling by the Board.

(4)(B)(v)      Assistthe Administrative Office in staff work as assigned by the Board where judicialguidance may be required in carrying out Board policy.

(4)(B)(vi)     Consultwith the Administrative Office on matters requiring immediate attention or onmatters needing judicial consideration but not requiring full Boardconsideration.

(4)(B)(vii)    Accomplishall other assignments as may be directed by the Board.

(5)       Procedures of the board.

(5)(A)       TheChair of the Board shall serve as Chair of the Executive Committee. When theChair of the Board is not available, the Chair elect shall act in the Chair'sbehalf.

(5)(B)       Allaction taken by the Executive Committee shall be reportedto the full Board in the form of minutes and reports and may be subject toratification by the full Board.

(5)(C)       Atime and date certain shall be established forExecutive Committee meetings. The juvenile court administrator or designeeshall serve as secretariat to the Committee.

(6)       Judicial council representatives.

(6)(A)       TheJuvenile Court shall have three representatives on the Council, with no tworepresentatives serving from the same judicial district:

(6)(A)(i)       onefrom the Second, Third, or Fourth Judicial District;

(6)(A)(ii)      onefrom the First, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, or Eighth Judicial District; and

(6)(A)(iii)     one serving at-large.

(6)(B)       Timingof elections, and the process for filling vacancies, shall beconducted pursuant to Rule 1-201. Nominations can bemade by any sitting judge for any Council representative. Voting shallbe by all Juvenile Court judges present at the annual business meeting. Thosepresent at the business meeting will constitute a quorum.

(6)(C)       Councilrepresentatives shall serve staggered three-year terms, with one Juvenile Courtjudge elected to the Council each year.

Effective June 22, 2020