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DID YOU KNOW . . . CRC RULE 2.251 – ELECTRONIC SERVICE

Posted September 11th, 2019
CCP §1010.56 mandates that local court rules will determine electronic service for civil actions. Express consent or formal agreement between parties is not needed to accept electronic service of documents if the court has already ordered electronic service on a represented party. Accordingly, the CRC Rule 2.251(c) states that when a party is required to…
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USDC – U.S. COURTS NEWS – ABA HONORS JUDGE M. MARGARET McKEOWN WITH MARSHALL AWARD

Posted September 11th, 2019
Judge M. Margaret McKeown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is to receive the American Bar Association’s prestigious John Marshall Award Friday, Aug. 9, during the ABA’s annual meeting in San Francisco. The award, named for the famed U.S. chief justice, recognizes those who are dedicated to “extraordinary improvements” in…
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USDC – CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA – PDF FILE SIZE LIMIT INCREASED IN CM/ECF

Posted September 11th, 2019
The United States District Court for the Central District of California has increased the limit on the size of files to be uploaded to the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system. The maximum file size for PDF documents filed electronically is 35 megabytes (MB), effective immediately. Individual PDF files shall not exceed 35 MB…
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CALIFORNIA COURTS – CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT HIRES RETIRED APPELLATE JUSTICE TO LEAD BAR EXAM INVESTIGATION

Posted September 11th, 2019
The Supreme Court of California on Wednesday announced it has hired retired Presiding Justice Arthur G. Scotland and his law firm of Nielsen Merksamer to spearhead an independent investigation into the partial disclosure related to the July Bar exam. Last month, the Supreme Court announced it would conduct a “thorough and independent” investigation into the…
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SONOMA – PRETRIAL FORMATTING PROGRAM

Posted September 11th, 2019
On August 9, 2019, the Judicial Council awarded Sonoma County Superior Court a grant for $5.7 million dollars as part of a statewide initiative to pilot expanded and enhanced criminal pretrial release services. Sonoma County Superior Court was awarded this grant along with 15 other counties – a total of 31 counties applied for the…
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SANTA CLARA – NEW REQUIREMENT

Posted September 11th, 2019
Plaintiff Must Submit a Blank Civil Lawsuit Notice with New Cases Local Form CV-5012 http://www.scscourt.org/forms_filing.shtml [Provided by LSI member]


SAN BERNARDINO – COURT SELECTS NEW COURT COMMISSIONER

Posted September 11th, 2019
The Superior Court of San Bernardino County is pleased to announce the selection of Dina Issam Amani as the court’s newest Commissioner, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Commissioner John A. Crawley. Ms. Amani was officially sworn in on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, and will begin her new assignment at the Victorville Courthouse….
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SACRAMENTO – CHANGES TO POLICY REGARDING NORMAL AVAILABILITY AND UNAVAILABILITY OF OFFICIAL COURT REPORTERS

Posted September 11th, 2019
Effective September 23, 2019, the Sacramento Superior Court’s policy regarding the normal availability and unavailability of official court reporters is as follows: Official court reporters are normally available in felony criminal cases and juvenile matters during regular court hours. Official court reporters are not normally available in civil matters in Departments 43, 44, 45, 53…
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SACRAMENTO – SACRAMENTO COUNTY IS 1 OF 16 COUNTIES AWARDED FOR FUNDING TO LAUNCH A PRETRIAL RELEASE PILOT PROGRAM

Posted September 11th, 2019
The Sacramento Superior Court and the County Probation Department are pleased to announce that the Judicial Council of California approved $9.5 million dollars in grant funding today to Sacramento and an additional $58.5 million dollars to 15 other counties in the state which will support the implementation of a two-year Pretrial Release Pilot Program. In…
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