Category: General

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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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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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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MONTEREY – MONTEREY COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF SMALL CLAIMS HEARINGS IN GREENFIELD

Posted September 11th, 2019
Monterey County Superior Court is pleased to announce that the Small Claims Department will now be conducting select small claims trials in Greenfield. The hearings will be held at the Greenfield City Council Chambers starting in September of 2019. This added feature follows the addition of the regular South County Traffic calendar and supports the…
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MONTEREY – SUPERIOR COURT EFILING PORTAL

Posted September 11th, 2019
A recent software update by the Monterey Superior Court’s eFiling software provider has resulted in an anomaly that affects the case data transmitted from the filer to the court. In a small percentage of filings that require court fees, the “responsible party” information is not populating correctly on the court’s side. This anomaly affects all…
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MARIN – COURT RULE CHANGE/NEW/REVISE LOCAL FORMS

Posted September 11th, 2019
Revised Form: Request for Court Reporting Services in Civil, Family Law and Probate Proceedings (8/26/19) http://www.marincourt.org/data/localforms/REP004- REQUESTFORCOURTREPORTERSERVICESn8-19n.pdf [Provided by LSI member]


LOS ANGELES – CIVIL EFILING SERVICE PROVIDER UPDATES

Posted September 11th, 2019
The Los Angeles Superior Court and Journal Technologies held a monthly service provider update meeting last week. The following items were discussed: 1. Common EFM Error Regarding First Appearance Fees There is a common error occurring that displays as “Pre-submit fee calculation error: First appearance fee for document is not found. Set up first appearance…
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