California – Notice re: Invitation to Comment: Criminal Jury Instructions

From: “Kieliger, Camilla” Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:01:00 -0700 Subject: Invitation to Comment: Criminal Jury Instructions Comments sought: The Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions has approved and posted its latest release of proposed revisions and additions to the criminal instructions (CALCRIM) for public comment. The instructions are available for viewing on the internet at http:// www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm . The committee is only submitting the currently proposed changes and additions for comment at this time. We will gladly accept other comments, but the committee will not be able to consider them until a later meeting. Our preferred way of receiving your comments is in an e-mail sent to robin.seeley@jud.ca.gov . Comments by letter or fax should be sent to: Robin Seeley Administrative Office of the Courts Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions 455 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Fax: 415-865-7664 Phone: 415-865-7710 The deadline for receiving comments is Wednesday, November 30 at 5:00 p.m. Advisory committee members and staff will review all comments and then make recommendations to both the Judicial Council Rules and Projects Committee and the full council. Comments will become part of the public record of the council’s action. When submitting comments, please: Indicate whether you agree with the proposal, would agree with the proposal if it is modified, or do not agree with the proposal. Clearly identify the specific language in the instruction that you are commenting on. Suggest alternative language, if appropriate. Provide any applicable authority for your position. We encourage your comments and critique, because they help us refine the particular instructions and make more global choices about format and approach. We appreciate your participation in this effort. You are receiving this email because you have been identified as an officer of or staff to a local or specialty bar association in California, or you have separately notified us that you would like us to contact you when proposals are posted. If you wish to be removed from this mailing list, please reply with “unsubscribe” in the subject line. On behalf of the Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions Hon. Sandra Lynn Margulies, Chair and Robin Seeley Attorney Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions Office of the General Counsel Judicial Council of California – Administrative Office of the Courts 455 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 415-865-7710 fax: 415-865-7664 robin.seeley@jud.ca.gov “Serving the courts for the benefit of all Californians.” “Prestando servicios a las cortes para el beneficio de toda la gente en California.” P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts, the largest court system in the nation. Under the leadership of the Chief Justice and in accordance with the California Constitution, the council is responsible for ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice. The Administrative Office of the Courts carries out the official actions of the council and promotes leadership and excellence in court administration. This email may contain confidential and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). Any review, use, distribution, or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient (or authorized to receive for the recipient), please contact the sender by reply email and delete all copies of this message. Camilla Kieliger Court Services Analyst Office of the General Counsel Judicial Council of California – Administrative Office of the Courts 455 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102-3688 415-865-7681, Fax 415-865-4317, camilla.kieliger@jud.ca.gov http://www.courts.ca.gov “AOC: 50 years of service to the courts and the people of California, 1961–2011″

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California – Notice re: Invitation to Comment: Criminal Jury Instructions