November 13, 2020: Weekly court updates

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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

All California superior courts will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020 in observance of Thanksgiving Day and the Day After Thanksgiving.

This week: Courts update operating hours, Mendocino closes after an outbreak, and Tehama plans upcoming eFiling launch.

Alameda County

The Court announced plans to offer significantly reduced services during the holiday weeks of November 23, December 21, and December 28, 2020.

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Alpine County

To prevent the transmission of COVID-19, the Court will resume hearing most matters remotely, by telephonic conference until further order of the Court.

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El Dorado County

A Temporary Judge of the Court has been appointed as of November 12, 2020.

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Los Angeles County

The Presiding Judge has issued a General Order to extend certain dependency deadlines.

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Mendocino County

Due to an outbreak of COVID-19, both Mendocino County Superior Courthouses have been closed for the week of November 9-13. These days will be treated as court holidays and deadlines will be extended accordingly.

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An order from the Court further outlines authorized extensions.

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Merced County

The Court has provided notice of plans to reduce operating hours for public filing windows and telephones in the Clerk’s Offices.

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San Diego County

The Court has confirmed that, despite the county moving to the purple tier of COVID-19 risk levels, it will continue to maintain current operations, and has taken necessary steps to ensure safe access.

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The Court has extended the time period provided for the holding of preliminary examinations.

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San Joaquin County

The Court has provided notice of intent to escheat unclaimed funds.

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Santa Clara County

An order from the Court extended Criminal deadlines to December 14.

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In response to racial injustice and inequality across the nation, state, and county, the Court established the Equality and Social Justice Committee.

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Sonoma County

An order from the Court established that all court proceedings, including remote appearances, shall be considered as conducted in the courtroom, with all laws, Rules of Court, and Local Rules applying.

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Stanislaus County

The Court has made Civil court records now available online.

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Tehama County

The Court has announced plans to implement voluntary electronic court filing. Beginning December 1, 2020, filers will be able to submit documents electronically through One Legal. Stay tuned for more information.


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