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DID YOU KNOW…REMOTE NOTARIZATION

Posted June 18th, 2019
California has introduced legislation that would allow for remote notarization. With remote notarization (aka webcam notarization or online notarization), a signer personally appears before the notary at the time of the notarization using audio-visual technology over the internet instead of being physically present in the same room. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB199


UNITED STATES COURTS – VAPING SCENARIO SHOWS THE 4TH AMENDMENT APPLIES AT SCHOOL

Posted June 18th, 2019
A student walks to class carrying a backpack concealing e-cigarettes and vaping pods that are illegal for minors to possess and prohibited on campus. What are the student’s constitutional rights when a teacher demands to search the backpack? This fictional, but realistic, scenario is at the center of a new federal Judiciary education program about…
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SAN BERNARDINO – 5TH ANNUAL CIVIL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE – WEEK OCT 28 – NOV 1

Posted June 18th, 2019
The San Bernardino County Superior Court will host its 5 th Annual Civil Settlement Conference Week starting on Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1, 2019. Civil Settlement Conference Week seeks to assist litigants in resolving their civil cases without going to trial. In partnership with volunteer attorneys from throughout the county, the Court will…
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SACRAMENTO – JURY SCAM ALERT

Posted June 18th, 2019
Past or prospective jurors are NEVER contacted by phone regarding failure to serve jury duty. All communication regarding failure to serve jury duty is done via U.S. mail. No court jury staff or Sacramento County Sheriff’s staff ask past or prospective jurors to pay a fine or provide financial details including, credit card numbers, bank…
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SACRAMENTO – TELEPHONE AND EMAIL SCAM ALERT

Posted June 18th, 2019
The Sacramento Superior Court is advising the public that telephone and email communications warning of a pending case or arrest warrant against an individual or demanding money or personal information may not be from the court or its authorized collection vendors. Some of these fake communications made by email could contain an attachment or a…
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RIVERSIDE – ANNOUNCING eSUBMIT DOCUMENT SUBMISSION PORTAL

Posted June 18th, 2019
The Riverside Superior Court is pleased to announce the availability of eSubmit, a new document submission portal. Provided for under Code of Civil Procedure §1010.6 and California Rules of Court, rule 2.250 et. seq., the eSubmit Document Submission Portal will allow court users to transmit documents electronically to the court in a secure manner, providing…
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MONTEREY – UPDATE ON NEW COURTHOUSE PROJECTS

Posted June 18th, 2019
Monterey County Superior Court has submitted recommendations to the Judicial Council of California (JCC) asking the Council to approve construction of two courthouses, one in Greenfield to serve South County residents and one in the former Ft. Ord to replace the current courthouse located in Monterey. The proposal is the result of months of studies,…
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FRESNO – INTENT TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE THE FAMILY SUPPORT COURTROOMS

Posted June 18th, 2019
The Court intends to temporarily close the Family Support Courtrooms, located at the B.F Sisk Courthouse, to allow for training of Superior Court and Department of Child Support Services staff. Departments 301 and 302 will be closed on the following days during the week of August 26th: Monday, August 26, 2019 Tuesday, August 27, 2019…
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DID YOU KNOW …. UPDATED LOCAL RULES

Posted June 6th, 2019
Do you review the local and department rules before you file documents? Both sets of rules are updated on a regular basis and could have important information needed for calendaring. For example, in Department 1 of the Riverside Superior Court: H. ORDERS TO SHOW CAUSE 1. Riverside Superior Court Local Rule 3116 provides: Unless otherwise…
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