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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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IMPERIAL – OPTIONAL E-FILING

Posted July 4th, 2019
Beginning July 1, 2019, electronic filing of Court documents will be optional for the following case types: Civil Unlimited Civil Limited Probate Family Law Family Support Small Claims Adoptions These documents include initial case filings and subsequent filings. Self-represented parties or other self-represented persons are exempt from any mandatory electronic filing, however are encouraged to…
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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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ALAMEDA – IMPLEMENTING NEW ELECTRONIC FILING FEES FOR NON-EXEMPT FILIERS IN CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE CASES BEGINNING MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019

Posted July 4th, 2019
Pursuant to a new contract with its vendor, Tyler Technologies, Inc., the Superior Court of Alameda County announced today that effective July 1, 2019, it will implement electronic filing fees in Criminal and Juvenile cases for non-exempt filers. These fees will not be assessed to entities who are exempt from paying filing fees under California…
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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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