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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT – CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

Posted July 3rd, 2015
Civil lntake & Records Window·- Los Angeles Courthouse The Civil Intake and Records public window in the Los Angeles courthouse has been temporarily relocated to the Fiscal Office, room 529 located on the 5th floor. Effective, May 26. 2015, the copy service, iDiscover is no longer available. Copy requests should be submitted to the Clerk’s…
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UNITED STATES COURTS – DID YOU KNOW?

Posted July 3rd, 2015
The Average Annual Cost: To detain a person in jail pending trial: $27,832 To imprison a person after sentencing: $30,621 To place a person in a residential reentry center: $28,999 To supervise a person in the community pending trial: $3,279 To supervise a person in the community after sentencing: $3,909 The data is based on…
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UNITED STATES COURTS – CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT

Posted July 3rd, 2015
A recent public symposium celebrated 5C years of the Criminal Justice Act with panels on the challenges, choices and commitments of federal defense efforts, and what can be learned from effective defense practices outside the United States. The keynote speaker was Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, whose father, Robert F. Kennedy, was an important supporter of the…
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JUDICIAL COUNCIL FORMS – NEW AND REVISED – EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015

Posted July 3rd, 2015
Criminal CR-102 (Rev) – Domestic Violence Plea Form With Waiver Of Rights (Misdemeanor) CR-110/JV-790 (Rev) – Order for Victim Restitution CR-111/JV-791 (Rev) – Abstract of Judgment-Restitution CR-132 (Rev) – Notice of Appeal (Misdemeanor) Decedents Estates DE-305* (Rev) – Affidavit re Real Property of Small Value ($50,000 or less) Domestic Violence DV-600* (Rev) – Order to…
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JUDICIAL COUNCIL – COURT FACILITIES: WATER CONSERVATION POLICY

Posted July 3rd, 2015
The Facilities Policies Working Group recommends that the Judicial Council adopt a water conservation policy that provides water conservation best practices for both capital projects and existing courthouse facilities. For capital projects, the policy identifies immediate and ongoing practices, as well as enhanced practices that require further analysis on a project-by-project basis. For existing courthouse…
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CALIFORNIA COURTS – COUNCIL ADOPTS RULE TO ALLOW TICKETED DRIVERS TO CONTEST TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS WITHOUT POSTING BAIL

Posted July 3rd, 2015
At an urgent open meeting via teleconference, the Judicial Council unanimously adopted a new rule today that directs courts to allow people who have traffic tickets to appear for arraignment and trial without deposit of bail, unless certain specified exceptions apply_ The rule also states that courts must notify traffic defendants of this option in…
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SUTTER – NOTICE OF CLOSURE AND RELOCATION

Posted July 3rd, 2015
Effective August 28, 2015 at 12:00 p.m., the Sutter County Courthouse located at 446 Second Street and 463 Second Street in Yuba City will be permanently closed. Public services currently available at the Sutter County Courthouse will be relocated to the new Sutter County Courthouse at 1175 Civic Center Boulevard in Yuba City. Public services…
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