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Court updates this week
All California superior courts will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in observance of Veteran’s Day.
This week: Counties share proposed budgets and plans for reduced hours, San Diego announces plans for resuming Civil trials, and Santa Clara updates its mid-pandemic contact information.
The Court announced plans to reduce hours for the clerk’s office due to budget cuts.
A new schedule will be implemented effective January 4, 2021.
The Court is accepting public comment on the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year.
Los Angeles County
The virtual launch of the new judicial mentor program will occur on November 9th, when interested attorneys are encouraged to attend.
The Court announced changes to judicial assignments effective November 12th.
San Diego County
The Court has announced plans to resume Civil court trials. Services have steadily increased over the past few months and the Court will continue to offer fully remote Civil bench trials while now allowing parties to agree to have their case tried in person, with precautions in place.
San Mateo County
The Court has amended its Calendar Memo Order from October 29th, with changes to some calendars and appearances effective November 2, 2020.
Santa Barbara County
The Court has provided its proposed budget for the current fiscal year for review and comment.
Santa Clara County
In light of backlogs and longer case processing times due to the pandemic, the Court has shared additional information on the current status of its working processes as well as how to contact the Court during COVID-19.
The Court has amended its General Order regarding face coverings to specify exactly which types of masks are permitted for entry to the courthouse.
In response to comments, the Court has amended Locale Rule 106.2 prohibiting use of law enforcement body cameras in the courthouse.
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