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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTS – PENDING CHANGES IN THE BANKRUPTCY FORMS

Posted October 18th, 2015
Most Official Bankruptcy Forms will be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and renumbered versions effective December 1, 2015. The revised forms were approved by the Judicial Conference on September 17, 2015 and are in a book-marked PDF file below. These new forms are part of a forms modernization project that was begun by the Advisory…
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SAN BERNARDINO – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDER PROCESS

Posted October 18th, 2015
Effective immediately, the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, will enhance and streamline the process to apply for a Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order as provided in Family Code section 6300, et seq. A Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order may be filed in person, by Edelivery through our court’s website at…
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LOS ANGELES – ONLINE COURT RESERVATION SYSTEM (CRS) EXPANDS TO COLLECTION COURTROOMS

Posted October 18th, 2015
Effective Monday, Oct.19, 2015, the online Court Reservation System (CRS) will expand to include Dept. F43 at the Chatsworth Courthouse and Dept. SEY at the Norwalk Courthouse. These two departments comprise the “Collections Hub,” where all limited jurisdiction collections cases in the county are filed. For these two courtrooms, the process to reserve a date…
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LOS ANGELES – NORTHWEST DISTRICT ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS

Posted October 18th, 2015
Effective as of the dates indicated below, the Los Angeles Superior Court, Northwest District, announces changes to judicial assignments in both the Van Nuys West and Van Nuys East courthouses. The Van Nuys West Courthouse is located at 14400 Irwin Street Mall, Van Nuys, 91401. The Van Nuys East Courthouse is located at 6230 Sylmar…
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA – TRAFFIC AMNESTY PROGRAM

Posted October 18th, 2015
Beginning October 1, 2015, the 18-month traffic violator amnesty program authorizes individuals with past-due court-ordered debt related to traffic infractions and owed prior to January 1, 2013, to have their outstanding delinquent debt reduced by either 50 or 80 percent when they meet specified eligibility criteria. The traffic amnesty program also allows an individual whose…
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COURT OF APPEALS – FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT – DESTROY CRIMINAL AND CIVIL RECORDS

Posted October 18th, 2015
San Francisco—The Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (San Francisco), has announced its intention to destroy criminal and civil records pursuant to Rule 10.1028(d) of the California Rules of Court. All records in criminal cases (excluding those with published opinions) are preserved for a period longer than 20 years, and all records in civil cases…
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