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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES – DMV REMOINDS MOTORISTS OF NEW 2017 LAWS

Posted December 28th, 2016
Sacramento – With the New Year just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform the public of several new laws or changes to existing law that, unless otherwise noted, take effect on January 1, 2017. The following are summaries of some transportation-related laws taking effect. Use of Electronic Wireless…
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CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT – JUDGES MAY NO LONGER ACCEPT A FEE FOR PERFORMING MARRIAGES

Posted December 28th, 2016
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) issued oral advice that judges must follow a new law prohibiting compensation for solemnizing a marriage. CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2016-019 discusses a recent amendment to the Family Code that prohibits those authorized to perform marriages, including judicial officers, from accepting a fee or gratuity for…
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JUDICIAL COUNCIL – CREATING ACCESS: THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL’S 2016 ANNUAL REVIEW

Posted December 28th, 2016
In 2016, the Judicial Council continued focusing on efforts to greater stabilize branch funding, improve branch governance, and to address fairness concerns raised by the public, our sister branches of government, and stakeholders throughout the state. The following is a snapshot of accomplishments: See full article at: http://newsroom.courts.ca.gov/news/creating-access:-the-judicial-councils-2016-annual-review


CALIFORNIA COURTS – COUNCIL APPROVES NEW RULES TO BETTER INFORM DEFENDANTS OF THEIR RIGHTS IN I NFRACTION CASES

Posted December 28th, 2016
At its public meeting on December 16 in Sacramento, the Judicial Council approved changes to the California Rules of Court to standardize and improve court procedures―and notice of those procedures―to defendants in infraction cases. Among other changes, the new rules specify that court websites include a link to traffic self-help information and send reminder notices…
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5TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL – FEEDBACK

Posted December 28th, 2016
If you interact with our court (Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District) or are a user of our e-Filing system, the court would like to hear your feedback. http://www.courts.ca.gov/5dca.htm


THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL – REGISTER FOR TRUEFILING FILE TRAINING WEBINAR

Posted December 28th, 2016
Register for the one-hour TrueFiling Filer Training Webinar on January 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m. PST. Training will include: Adding Courts to Favorites, Enabling Email Notifications, Adding Firm Contacts and Attorneys, Creating a Payment Account, Searching and Filing in an Existing Case, Case Initiation, and Generating Payment Activity Reports. http://www.courts.ca.gov/3dca.htm


STANISLAUS –JUVENILE DEPENDENCY DIVISION

Posted December 28th, 2016
Effective Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Juvenile Dependency filings will be handled at the Juvenile office located at 2215 Blue Gum Avenue. All dependency filings will be handled at the counter with Juvenile Delinquency filings. Dependency hearings will be held in Department 18. http://www.stanct.org/family-court-services-effective-12272016