What’s changing in the world of California courts? We’ve reviewed all 58 superior court websites looking for important updates and have gathered them here for your information.
For a full list of all California courts and more information about their known status, visit our California courts updates page on the Support Center.
Please note: All resources shared by One Legal are intended as high-level summaries only. For a full picture of each court’s response to the challenges of COVID-19, please visit the individual court website.
Court updates this week
More often than not, updates posted to the court’s website involve specific process changes for single departments or divisions.
However, as coronavirus cases in California grow, some courts are re-implementing court holidays and extending other time period guidelines.
All County Superior Courts
Courts will be closed on September 7, 2020 in observance of the national Labor Day holiday.
The Court has amended its earlier orders regarding trials to limit hours for trial to 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Court has shared proposed rules for civil, juvenile, miscellaneous, and probate case types. Comments must be submitted by September 25, 2020.
The Court has ordered that it may hold sessions anywhere in the county from September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020, inclusive.
Jury trials will resume in this county with jury selection to take place at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Precautions are being put in place to keep jurors safe.
Previously scheduled matters in this court will be continued for specific days in September at the previously scheduled times.
Los Angeles County
All Traffic and Non-Traffic Infraction matters scheduled for appearance from August 22 through October 14, 2020 will be continued for 90 days.
As of August 31, 2020, certain departments of the Eastlake Juvenile Courthouse will temporarily relocate to the East Los Angeles Court house.
The Court has announced that it may order that sessions be held anywhere in the county from August 14, to September 13, 2020, inclusive.
The Court announced that it has chosen a new case management system, signing Tyler Technologies as the vendor.
The Civil Grand Jury Selection Ceremony will be held remotely today, August 28, 2020.
San Bernardino County
The second virtual townhall on civil unrest and racism will take place on September 17, 2020.
San Joaquin County
The Grand Jury released their report on illegal dumping in the county, outlining several recommendations for solving the issue.
The Grand Jury also released their report investigating the San Joaquin County Office of the Public Defender after received a complaint alleging mismanagement.
San Mateo County
The Court has issued a calendar memo order curtailing court calendars, suspending Civil, Family Law, LPS, Unlawful Detainer, and time-waived misdemeanor trials through October 2, 2020, as well as implementing other calendar changes.
Based on the recission of Emergency Rule 1, the Court has announced that summons may be issued in Unlawful Detainers effective September 2, 2020.
The Court has announced that mandatory case settlement conferences have resumed as of August 17, 2020. Status conferences remain suspended through December 31, 2020.
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