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Monterey County Superior Court – Viewing Room Hours

Posted October 2nd, 2013
Commencing October 1, 2013, the Monterey County Superior Court shall temporarily close its viewing room (for copying, et al.) to the public every Thursday and Friday until further notice. The viewing room shall remain open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. (except for state and federal holidays).  Requests to view files…
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Comparison Chart re Civil Procedure Rules for Discovery in California State vs. Federal Courts

Posted September 30th, 2013
A colleague of mine has created a chart comparing the various discovery rules both in California Superior/State Courts and Federal Courts, which is attached herein. Hopefully, you find it helpful, but please don’t just rely on this chart.  There are cites to the respective code section to verify accuracy. Discovery_Chart_re_State_v__Federal_Rules  


Los Angeles County Superior Court – More New Procedures in Personal Injury Cases

Posted September 30th, 2013
The attached “Frequently Asked Questions” document will help you greatly if you practice in the Los Angeles County Superior Court relative to new and different procedures for Personal Injury cases: Some highlights are: They are not conducting Mandatory Settlement Conferences. Non-discovery motions are heard at 1:30 p.m. (as opposed to 8:30 a.m.). Parties must participate…
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UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT – CENTRAL DISTRICT: UPDATED RULE FOR PROCESSING CM/ECF SUMMONS

Posted September 30th, 2013
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District, has implemented a new automated process (via CM/ECF) for issuing a completed Summons or Alias Summons and Notice of Status Conference (Summons) in an adversary proceeding. It is no longer necessary for plaintiffs to lodge a proposed form of Summons in order to have a Summons or Alias Summons issued in…
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California Courts moving more towards E-Filing…

Posted September 20th, 2013
As most of you know, our Courts throughout California are gradually moving more and more towards e-filing – in the California judicial system’s eyes, it helps all involved save time and money. As of September 3, 2013, most Probate filings in Orange County Superior Court must be filed electronically, and this is in addition to…
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Article: California Court Filings Drop as Funds Dry Up

Posted August 30th, 2013
California trial courts have seen a steady decline in civil and lesser criminal filings over the last 10 years, coinciding with the decrease in funds for court operations and police departments, according to statistics… You can read the remainder of this article at this URL: http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/07/25/59704.htm  


San Diego County Superior Court Set to Launch Probate E-Filing October 1st, 2013

Posted August 30th, 2013
Starting September 16, 2013 and going through October 7, 2013, the San Diego County Superior Court will launch its new Probate e-Filing system by allowing filers to place transactions on new Probate cases and some existing Probate cases (also noted below) in the Central Division, which is the only division that has launched the program. The court…
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