A group appointed by the chief justice to revise California court rules to shed light on sexual harassment settlements involving judges met for the first time in San Francisco on Thursday as its members race to finish their task by May 24.

The five-member group, composed of three judges and two attorneys, has less than six weeks to recommend amendments to Rule of Court 10.500 that would explicitly require courts to identify judicial officers who are part of settlement agreements resolving sexual harassment and sexual discrimination complaints.

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