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MONTEREY – CHANGE IN JUROR PARKING

Posted October 4th, 2019
Monterey County Superior Court announces a change in Juror Parking for the Salinas Courthouse located at 240 Church Street, Salinas 93901. Beginning Monday, September 16, 2019, Jurors are invited to park in the lot located at the corner of West Alisal and Church Streets. The lot entrance is located on Church Street. Instructions and temporary…
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MADERA – CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS PORTALS

Posted October 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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IMPERIAL – FINES BEING IMPOSED FOR NON-SERVICE OF JURY DUTY

Posted October 4th, 2019
The Superior Court of California, County of Imperial in its continuing effort to increase juror response rates has been holding citizens, who fail to appear for jury service, in contempt of court. In recent hearings, non-compliant persons have been fined up to $750.00. If a person does not respond to the initial jury summons, the…
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FRESNO – COURT TEAMS UP TO SERVE VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Posted October 4th, 2019
In the waiting room, young girls sit in beanbag chairs along floor-to-ceiling windows that look out on a grove of trees. They stroke the fur of Abby, the resident therapy dog, who sits calmly in their laps. This room in the Fresno courthouse has none of the serious or authoritative feel of a typical courthouse,…
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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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