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LOS ANGELES – ADDS NEW FAMILY LAW LONG CAUSE COURTROOMM TO REDUCE TRIAL TIME

Posted September 18th, 2017
In an effort to provide more courtroom time for complex family law matters, the Los Angeles Superior Court has been increasing the number of family law long cause courtrooms in the county. Effective Jan. 2, 2018, Dept. F at the Santa Monica Courthouse will become the newest long cause trial/settlement family law court. This change…
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DMV – DISABLED PARKING PLACARD ABUSERS CAUGHT AT LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR

Posted September 18th, 2017
Pomona – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued citations to 71 people fraudulently using Disabled Person Parking Placards at the Los Angeles County Fair on September 10.  The enforcement operation at 1101 West McKinley Avenue in Pomona was made possible with the assistance and support from the Pomona Police Department and Fairplex administration. During…
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USBC – CENTRAL DISTRICT – COURT LAUNCHES ELECTRONIC PROOF OF CLAIM (ePOS) SYSTEM GENERAL ORDER 17-01 APPROVED

Posted September 18th, 2017
The Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will activate the Electronic Proof of Claim (ePOC) online system on September 7, 2017. ePOC enables creditors to easily create, file, amend, withdraw or supplement a proof of claim without the need for a login or password.  Creditors can access ePOC’s user-friendly screens from the Court’s…
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CALIFORNIA STATE BAR – LAWYER DISBARRED FOR PLANTING DRUGS

Posted September 18th, 2017
A Southern California attorney was disbarred after he was found guilty of false imprisonment for planting drugs in the car of a PTA volunteer and enlisting the police, based on fraud and deceit, to detain her. His disbarment — and, earlier, that of his attorney wife for the same offense — demonstrate that a felony…
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CALIFORNIA STATE BAR – ATTORNEY RECOMMENDED FOR DISBARMENT

Posted September 18th, 2017
The State Bar Court of California has recommended that a Southern California lawyer be disbarred for misappropriating $30,000 from a trust fund for Armenian genocide survivors, using other trust money to pay for her children’s law school and failing to properly report the transactions to tax authorities. A State Bar Court judge found that Rita…
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COURTS OF APPEAL – SECOND DISTRICT – EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 30, 2017

Posted September 18th, 2017
  Pursuant to California Rules of Court (CRC), rules 8.71 and 8.73, all parties are required to file all documents electronically through the court’s Electronic Filing Service (EFS) TrueFiling. “Electronic filing” is the electronic transmission to a court of a document in electronic form. (CRC rule 8.70(c)(8).) Pursuant to California Rules of Court (CRC) rules 8.72(a) and 8.74(b), specific formatting requirements for…
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CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT – LAUNCHES MANDATORY eFILING

Posted September 18th, 2017
September 1, 2017 – The Supreme Court of California today launched mandatory eFiling and published amended rules and other resources to support expansion of its electronic filing system. The court adopted a phased approach to implementing eFiling, which started July 10 and was initially voluntary. The amended rules released today reduce the related number of…
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SONOMA – SELECTS NEW COURT EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Posted September 18th, 2017
Sonoma Superior Court Presiding Judge Raima H. Ballinger is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Arlene Junior as the new Court Executive Officer, effective October 2, 2017. Ms. Junior comes to the court with more than 20 years of administrative management experience in both the private and public sectors. Following a long tenure in…
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SONOMA – NEW CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Posted September 18th, 2017
The Sonoma County Superior Court has now completed its fourth week “live” on a new case management system; Odyssey by Tyler Technologies. This has been a three year project working together to transition from a thirty year old legacy system, IJS, which was maintained by the Sonoma County Information Systems Division. Breaking away from the…
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