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Court updates this week
This week: Courts continue to adjust their schedules in response to fiscal challenges.
In an order, the court amended their prior order requiring Family Law appearances to be by Zoom such that long-case hearings (or court trials) may proceed as in-person proceedings.
Los Angeles County
The Family Law Division announced a number of courtroom changes.
The court published a fresh order implementing additional emergency relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order requires all proceedings to be held remotely where possible and waives any rules that would be impediments to remote hearings.
The Court has re-opened some limited counter services but continues to urge all parties to use the dropbox to aid social distancing. Please note that One Legal will continue to deliver filings to the court’s dropbox.
The Orange County Superior Court’s North Justice Center (NJC) will remain closed through Friday, November 6, 2020 due to building safety concerns. Cases scheduled for the North Justice Center during this time will be heard at alternate locations.
Santa Clara County
In response to fiscal constraints, the court has announced extended closures around the Christmas holiday period.
The judges of Yolo County Superior Court have elected Judge Daniel P. Maquire to serve as Presiding Judge and Judge David W. Reed as Assistance Presiding Judge for 2021-22.
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