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Court updates this week
The clerk’s office remains closed to the public through January 29, 2021. All filings will be dropped off between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
The Court updated its operations to encourage remote appearances, limit public access to courthouses, and share clerk’s office hours and courtroom calendars.
The Court has updated its response to COVID-19, including jury trials only in extraordinary circumstances through February 12, 2021, postponement of some misdemeanor cases, and mandatory video appearance for certain Family Law matters.
The Court has suspended all new jury trials through February 26, 2021, in response to the Stay-At-Home order for the region.
San Luis Obispo County
The Court has ordered that sessions may be held anywhere in the county, declared January 19, 2021 to February 17, 2021, inclusive, to be holidays for the purposes of computing time, allowed judges to extend deadlines, and more.
Santa Clara County
The Court will not be calling new jury panels until at least February 1, 2021 and all Clerk’s Offices are closed to the public until further notice.
The Court has posted guidelines and instructions for Family Law virtual courtroom proceedings.
The Court has restricted access to courthouse facilities to persons with an appointment, continued the suspension of any rule of court that would prevent use of technology, and permitted judges to extend deadlines.
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