January 8, 2021: Weekly court update

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

This week: More courts move to remote appearances, clerk’s offices limit hours, and local rules get updates.

Alameda County

The Court has announced an extended stay on execution of writs of possession to March 1, 2021 to align with the County’s moratorium on evictions. Amendments have been made to emergency Local Rule 1.8a.

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Amador County

The clerk’s office will remain closed to the public through January 22, 2021.

Read the order>>

Jury trials and civil, family, probate, and other matters will be suspended and continued.

Read the order>>

Colusa County

The Court will continue to limit operations to the public until further notice. Calendars will be limited and clerk’s offices will be open for limited hours.

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Inyo County

The Court has updated its 2021 Calendar.

Read the update>>

Kern County

The Court has published new local rules of court.

Read the rules>>

Lake County

The Court has outlined the proper conduct for participants of remote proceedings.

Read the order>>

Los Angeles County

December 28, 2020 – The Family Law Division announced a judicial assignments change. Read the notice>>

December 30, 2020 – For Personal Injury courtrooms in Spring Street Courthouse, the Court is encouraging remote appearances in Final Status Conferences. Read the notice>>

December 31, 2020 – The Presiding Judge-Elect has authorized emergency continuances for Criminal and Juvenile Dependency matters. Read the release>>

December 31, 2020 – Misdemeanor courtrooms will transition to electronic recordings for all proceedings. Read the notice>>

January 7, 2021 – The Probate Division announced judicial assignments change. Read the notice>>

Madera County

The Court has updated its plan to continue mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

Read the release>>

Mendocino County

Jury trials scheduled to commence on or between January 11, 2021 and February 11, 2021 are vacated and shall be re-set.

Read the order>>

Merced County

The Court has updated its Clerk’s Office hours.

Read the update>>

Napa County

The Court has further postponed jury trials through at least early February and encouraged the use of remote appearances when possible.

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The Court has conducted its first-ever remote empanelment ceremony for the Civil Grand Jury.

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Placer County

The Court has released its updated actions in response to the COVID-19 virus which include no jury trials in January, mandatory video appearance for Family Law mandatory settlement conferences, and postponement of misdemeanor cases.

Read the notice>>

Riverside County

The Court has extended its jury trial suspension order through January 29, 2021, applicable to only jury trials that have not commenced. In progress trials will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Read the release>>

San Bernardino County

The Court has suspended all Probate and in-person Family Centered Case Resolution Status Conferences.

Read the January 7th notice>>

Read the January 8th notice>>

San Diego County

The Court has shared its Judicial Council allocations to Trial Courts for this Fiscal Year.

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The Court has released a list of new, revised, or repealed forms for the Judicial Council and Superior Court.

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San Francisco County

As of January 4, 2021, the Court requires that most case initiating documents be eFiled. You can continue to submit these to One Legal for filing. If, for any reason, we are unable to file your documents, we will notify you immediately.

San Luis Obispo County

The Court has ordered court holidays for the purpose of computing time from December 21, 2020 to January 15, 2021, inclusive, allowed sessions to be held anywhere in the county, and extended statutory deadlines.

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San Mateo County

The Court has announced changes to Family Law trials and calendars in light of the recent surge of COVID-19.

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The Court has announced specific dates on which it will not conduct a Probate calendar or accept Probate ex parte applications.

Read the order>>

Santa Clara County

For the purposes of computing time, the Court has declared January 1, 2021 through January 31, 2021 to be court holidays.

Read the order>>

Sonoma County

The Court has amended its order outlining requirements for first appearances by remote technology.

Read the order>>

Stanislaus County

The Court has announced its list of recently elected judges to be sworn in.

Read the update>>

The Court has posted changes in services effective January 7, 2021, including limited access to the courthouse.

Read the notice>>

The Court has updated its judicial assignments.
Read the notice>>

Ventura County

As of January 4, 2021, all requests for order hearings will be mandatory Zoom appearances.

Read the notice>>

Yolo County

Court appearances will be by video except for out-of-custody Felony/Misdemeanor arraignments or unless authorized by statute or court order.

Read the temporary local rule>>


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