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.
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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: Courts invite comment for proposed budgets, extend some timelines, and appoint new positions.
Los Angeles County
In a news release, the presiding judge announced that face masks with valves would be prohibited in all Los Angeles County courthouses.
An amendment to the October 9 General Order replaced Paragraph 9 pertaining to Family Law evidentiary hearing proceedings.
The Court announced the appointment of Jesus Silva, Jr. as the next Commissioner of the Napa County Superior Court.
The Court has opened recruitment for temporary judges to hear matters in adult traffic court.
The Orange County Superior Court’s North Justice Center will remain closed through Friday, November 6, 2020 due to building safety concerns.
The Court has ordered that all courthouses shall be closed on the third Friday of each month due to budget restrictions.
In an order implementing emergency relief, the Court ordered that sessions may be held anywhere in the county and extended provided time periods.
San Bernardino County
The Court extended the time period for conducting criminal trials and the time period provided for holding of a preliminary examination.
San Diego County
The Court has ordered processes for appointing counsel in certain criminal cases.
The Court has extended the time period provided for the holding of a preliminary examination.
San Joaquin County
The Court seeks public comment on its proposed budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021.
The Court has provided a copy of its proposed baseline budget for fiscal year 2020-2021.
The Court has shared its proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 and invites comment through the close of business on Monday, October 19, 2020.
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