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NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS – RULE CHANGES EFFECTIVE 07/01/16

Posted June 21st, 2016
Effective July 1, 2016, the Court will adopt amendments to Circuit Rule 22-3, Applications for Authorization to File Second or Successive Petitions or Motions and the accompanying note; Circuit Rule 27-10, Motions for Reconsideration; Circuit Rule 32-2, Request to Exceed Page or Volume Limits and the accompanying note; and Circuit Rule 39-1.9, Referral to Appellate…
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UNITED STATES COURTS – AD HOC PANEL WEIGHS POSSIBLE CHANGES TO CJA

Posted June 21st, 2016
A special committee conducting a comprehensive review of the nation’s federal system of indigent defense has wrapped up a series of seven hearings around the country. The sessions featured more than 100 hours of public testimony from federal defenders, panel attorneys, judges, prosecutors, advocacy groups and academics. The Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Criminal…
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SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA – ELIMINATES AUTOMATIC DEPUBLICATION

Posted June 21st, 2016
The Supreme Court of California announced today (06/01/16) that it has amended the California Rules of Court to eliminate the practice of automatically “depublishing” published Court of Appeal decisions when the Supreme Court grants review.  The new rules will become effective on July 1, 2016. http://www.courts.ca.gov/supremecourt.htm


TULARE – RECORDING POLICY

Posted June 21st, 2016
In order to avoid interference, delay, or disruption in the delivery of court services and to protect the privacy interests of the public and of court staff, the court has adopted a policy limiting audio and video recording within court facilities. Effective June 26, 2016, any and all “photographing” and/or “recording” of people, things, conversations…
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SUTTER – COURT RECORDS SECURITY

Posted June 21st, 2016
On June 13, 2016 personal identifying information of 34 litigants may have been accessed through the computer kiosk in the courthouse records room.  The court identified the individuals whose records may have been accessed and will be sending a letter to each person informing them of the nature of the possible disclosure and what resources…
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SANTA CLARA – ELECTRONIC FILING (E-FILING)

Posted June 21st, 2016
Beginning June 20, the court will start a pilot program where e-filing for Family and Probate cases will be permissive. Mandatory e-filing for those case types will begin on August 1. Refer to the schedule below by case type for more information. (Note: currently there is no planned date to start electronic filing in criminal…
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SAN DIEGO – SUPERIOR COURT EXPANDS BUSINESS HOURS

Posted June 21st, 2016
Court Discontinues Business Counter Cutbacks on July 11th After a nearly four-year service cutback, the San Diego Superior Court will reopen its business offices on Friday afternoons and expand its business service hours starting Monday, July 11, 2016. Business counters located at the Criminal, Civil, Family, Probate, Juvenile, and Traffic Courts will now be open…
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SAN BERNARDINO – NEW BUS LINE TO ENAHNCE NEEDLES RESIDENTS’ ACCESS TO THE BARSTOW AND VICTORVILLE COURTHOUSES

Posted June 21st, 2016
Beginning June 17, 2016, Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) will offer bus service on Fridays via VVTA Route 200 Needles Link from Needles to Barstow and Victorville. The bus service, which will allow Needles residents to attend Friday court hearings at the Barstow and Victorville courthouses and provide Needles residents with much needed access to…
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SACRAMENTO – CHANGES TO LIMITED CIVIL CASE MANGEMENT PROGRAM

Posted June 21st, 2016
Effective July 1, 2016, the Sacramento Superior Court will implement AB555, mandatory Expedited Jury Trial Program for limited civil cases (excluding unlawful detainers). Detailed program rules will be posted on the Civil page of the Court’s website at www.saccourt.ca.gov on or about July 1, 2016. EXPEDITED JURY TRIAL PROGRAM FOR LIMITED CIVIL CASES PROGRAM DESCRIPTION…
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