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New Judicial Council Forms Effective July 1st, 2013

Posted June 27th, 2013
New Judicial Council Forms Effective July 1st There are several new Judicial Council Forms going into effect on July 1, 2013, and largely are new Family Law forms (but there are quite a few others as well.) A complete list can be found at the link below: Publishers_List_2013-07-01


New and Amended California Rules of Court Effective July 1st, 2013

Posted June 27th, 2013
New and Amended California Rules of Court Effective July 1st The link below contains links to short summaries of rule amendments recently adopted by the Judicial Council. Please refer to the history legend of each rule for its effective date. http://www.courts.ca.gov/3025.htm


Judicial Council to Consider Allowing Superior Courts to Require e-Filing in Civil Cases

Posted June 27th, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO—At its public meeting next week, the Judicial Council will consider a proposal to allow superior courts to require that parties electronically file and serve documents in civil cases. The proposal also recommends approval of two new optional Judicial Council forms to be used by parties to request exemptions from mandatory electronic filing and service…
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Superior Court of Orange County – Mandatory Probate E-Filing

Posted June 27th, 2013
Beginning September 3rd, 2013 all Probate case documents must be e-Filed.  Anticipating questions regarding this mandate, last Tuesday the Orange County Superior Court invited attorneys, paralegals, firm staff, court staff and approved Electronic Filing Service Providers to attend the Probate Brown Bag Seminar at the court. During this seminar, the e-Filing supervisors passed on some…
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SACRAMENTO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT – Changes to the Arbitrator Selection Process

Posted June 19th, 2013
Commencing July 3, 2013, the selection of an Arbitrator in Sacramento Superior Court must be completed by utilizing the Court’s online form.  It will no longer be acceptable to use the telephone call-in selection process.  The on-line form is accessible via the court’s website at http://www.saccourt.ca.gov/civil/arbitration-selection.aspx. This form is available now and may be used…
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