Category: General

DID YOU KNOW …. RIVERSIDE – UPDATES RE CIVIL MASTER CALENDAR

Posted July 4th, 2019
Although there is a lot of grumbling in the legal community right now, I have to admit I love Judge Riemer. Judge Riemer and the court are enforcing case management procedures which he discussed at an RCBA roundtable a couple weeks ago. Basically, these rules have been in place all along; they are just enforcing…
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DID YOU KNOW …. RIVERSIDE SUPERIOR COURT STARTS eSUBMIT ON JULY 1

Posted July 4th, 2019
Riverside Superior Court rolled out its new eSubmit portal today. This is not electronic filing but electronic submission. It is intended to replace faxing (thank goodness!). They have eliminated their fax servers. All documents will still be reviewed and processed by the court, and recorded in the court’s case management system. No EFSP required. Just…
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DID YOU KNOW … WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT APPOINTED TO THE SUPREME COURT

Posted July 4th, 2019
After serving as a state judge in Ohio for two years, President Benjamin Harrison appointed William Howard Taft to serve as the Solicitor General of the United States in 1890 and then in 1892 as a judge for the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In 1900, President William McKinley asked Taft…
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ORANGE COUNTY – LAUNCHES GROUND-BREAKING ELDER CARE PILOT PROGRAM

Posted July 4th, 2019
Orange County Superior Court became the first pilot site in California to implement a new approach to dealing with high-conflict families in conservatorship cases, called The Eldercaring Coordination Program. The initiative is devoted to providing best practices, training, and research to help courts and the community to reduce family conflict in the care and safety…
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MADERA – EASTERN MADERA COUNTY AND CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PORTALS

Posted July 4th, 2019
Court Services in Eastern Madera County: The Madera County Superior Court is pleased to announce collaborative efforts with the Madera County Board of Supervisors and the Judicial Council of California to reinstate limited and specific services in Eastern Madera County. These efforts are ongoing and include finalizing space and equipment to provide a video conferencing…
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LAKE – WARRANT TELEPHONE SCAM

Posted July 4th, 2019
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Superior Court have received reports from citizens who have received phone calls from an automated line requesting that the recipient remain on the line regarding outstanding arrest warrants. They are then connected to a person who requests the recipients’ social security number. This is a scam. Neither the…
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AMADOR – JURY SCAM CALLS

Posted July 4th, 2019
The court has been notified by the general public that they have been receiving an Automated RoboCall of a threatening nature regarding jury service. The caller ID has “Spoofed” the court’s 24-hour jury recorded message phone number (209-257-2641) which is an operating number. The court does call jurors in the case of clarifying information, but…
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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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