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CALIFORNIA COURTS – JURY SCAM

Posted March 11th, 2015
More than a dozen states, including California, have issued public warnings about calls from people claiming to be court officials or law enforcement officers. Do not provide any information having to do with your bank or credit card to anyone claiming to be an officer of the court or of the law. If you receive…
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SONOMA – REDUCED CLERKS’ OFFICE HOURS

Posted March 11th, 2015
Effective January 7, 2013, all Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma branches will reduce service hours for all clerks’ offices including Criminal, Civil, Traffic, Family Law, Probate and Collections. Filing of documents and payments of accounts will be affected. These changes in the public filing counter hours will not affect courtroom calendars or courtroom…
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SAN LUIS OBISPO – COURT REPORTERS

Posted March 11th, 2015
Due to current staffing shortages, the San Luis Obispo Superior Court will no longer be able to provide full time court reporters in the Family Law departments at the San Luis Obispo Courthouse. Effective Monday, November 3, 2014, Departments 8, 11 and 12 will share a single court reporter. This arrangement will be effective until…
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SAN JOAQUIN – LODI BRANCH COURT TO REOPEN

Posted March 11th, 2015
San Joaquin Superior Court is pleased to announce that beginning Monday, January 5, 2015, the Lodi Branch Court will reopen, restoring court services in north San Joaquin County. Nearly two years ago, the Superior Court closed the Lodi Branch Court due to unprecedented reductions in the state’s funding for the judicial branch, which resulted in…
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SAN FRANCISCO – MADATES E-FILING IN ALL GENERAL CIVIL CASE TYPES

Posted March 11th, 2015
The San Francisco Superior Court is expanding its mandatory e-filing program to include all Civil case types, except Limited Unlawful Detainer Cases and Small Claims cases, effective December 8, 2014, Court Executive Officer T. Michael Yuen announced today. ”This is a long-awaited advancement in our Court operations that will save time and money,” Yuen said….
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SAN FRANCISCO – EXPANDS INTERPRETER SERVICES IN CIVIL CASES

Posted March 11th, 2015
Effective immediately, the San Francisco Superior Court is expanding the case types for which interpreters will be made available in accordance with a new state law that authorizes the Court to provide interpreters to civil litigants who do not proficiently speak or understand the English language, Court Executive Officer T. Michael Yuen announced today. Parties…
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SAN DIEGO – FEE CHANGES

Posted March 11th, 2015
The court’s Fee Schedule (SDSC Form #ADM-001) has been amended and contains three increased fees which are summarized below. All changes are effective January 1, 2015. Increased Fees:  Court reporter fee for proceedings lasting more than one hour. Increased from $394 to $403 for a half-day, and from $788 to $806 for a full-day [Gov….
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SAN DIEGO – NEW RECORDING SYSTEM CHANGES

Posted March 11th, 2015
The San Diego County Recorders’ Office is implementing a new Recording system on December 15, 2014. The system works differently than our current system and some things will change. Many of the changes are “behind the scenes” and will not be noticeable to you, our customer. However, other changes may affect you. The following is…
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SAN DIEGO – CLOSURE OF BUSINESS OFFICES/TRANSFER OF OPERATIONS

Posted March 11th, 2015
Pursuant to Government Code § 68106 and Rule 10.620 of the California Rules of Court, the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, is providing 60 days’ notice that it will be: ( 1) consolidating its appellate filings by closing the appellate desk/operations of its business offices in its North, South and East County…
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SAN DIEGO – CONSOLIDATE SMALL CLAIMS AND APPEALS SERVICES

Posted March 11th, 2015
Effective December 22, 2014, the Small Claims business office at the Kearny Mesa Courthouse will be closed and that courthouse will no longer accept any Small Claims filings, including filings for Small Claims appeals; such filings must be made in the Civil Business Office at the Hall of Justice, 330 West Broadway, Room 241, San…
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