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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT – CENTRAL DISTRICT – NEW CIVIL ACTION CASES MUST BE FILED ELECTRONICALLY

Posted March 11th, 2015
Beginning December 1, 2014, attorneys filing new civil actions will be required by amended Local Rule 3-2 to file their case-initiating document(s) electronically, using the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF), unless exempted from electronic filing by amended Local Rule 5-4.2. (The amended local rules effective December 1, 2014, will be available on the…
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SIXTH APPELLATE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL – DESTRUCTION OF OLD COURT RECORDS

Posted March 11th, 2015
The Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District (San Jose) has announced its intention to destroy the following criminal, juvenile, and civil records pursuant to Rule 10.1 28(d), California Rules of Court: All criminal and juvenile cases (excluding those with published opinions) designated in records transfer lists 43 and 45 encompassing criminal and juvenile…
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FIFTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL – MANDATORY ELECTRONIC FILING

Posted March 11th, 2015
Effective Tuesday, February 17, 2015, all filings in a civil appeal or original proceeding submitted to the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District must be filed electronically (e-Filed) through the Court’s electronic filing system, TrueFiling. The TrueFiling system was developed in partnership with the vendor ImageSoft, Inc. The e-Filing system will allow electronic transmission of…
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COURT OF APPEAL – CHANGE IN POLICY RE: ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN THE COURTROOM

Posted March 11th, 2015
Effective January 5, 2015, laptop computers and electronic tablets may be used in the court room but must be silenced and placed in “airplane mode” at all times. Such devices may be used by counsel or self-represented litigants only as an aid in presenting oral argument and cannot be used to display demonstrative evidence to…
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FEDERAL COURT – HOLIDAYS

Posted March 11th, 2015
01/01/2015 – New Year’s Day 01/19/2015 – Martin Luther King Day 02/16/2015 – Washington’s Birthday 03/31/2015 – Cesar Chavez Day 05/25/2015 – Memorial Day 07/03/2015 – Independence Day 09/07/2015 – Labor Day 10/12/2015 – Columbus Day 11/11/2015 – Veteran’s Day 11/26/2015 – Thanksgiving Day 12/25/2015 – Christmas Day


STATE COURT – HOLIDAYS

Posted March 11th, 2015
01/01/2015 – New Year’s Day 01/19/2015 – Martin Luther King Day 02/12/2015 – Lincoln’s Birthday 02/16/2015 – Washington’s Birthday 03/31/2015 – Cesar Chavez Day 05/25/2015 – Memorial Day 07/03/2015 – Independence Day 09/07/2015 – Labor Day 10/12/2015 – Columbus Day 11/11/2015 – Veteran’s Day 11/26/2015 – Thanksgiving Day 11/27/2015 – Day After Thanksgiving 12/25/2015 –…
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CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE – NOTARY

Posted March 11th, 2015
California Government Code section 8214.15 was amended to add the willful violation of section 8214.1(d) as a cause for discipline. The violation is punishable by a civil penalty up to one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500). California Civil Code sections 1189 and 1195 and California Government Code section 8202 requires a specific notice to be…
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