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SAN MATEO – COURT EXPANDS PERMISSIVE E-FILING TO FAMILY LAW CASES

Posted April 16th, 2019
In an effort to promote sustainability and make document filing less cumbersome, the San Mateo Superior Court has expanded its permissive electronic filing (e-filing) program to include Family Law cases, Court Executive Officer Neal Taniguchi announced today. The Court implemented the change, effective as of Monday, April 1, 2019, in accordance with its mission to…
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SAN LUIS OBISPO – COMMUNITY LAW DAY

Posted April 16th, 2019
When – May 1, 2019; 5pm – 7pm Where: San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles Superior Courthouses Free Admission – All Ages Event Judge Presentations – Judges will provide information on criminal, civil, small claims, traffic, and family law. Ask-A-Lawyer – local attorneys will answer general legal questions. Legal Services – legal services offices will…
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LOS ANGELES – CIVIL DIVISIONS’ TRANSITION TO ELECTRONIC FILING

Posted April 16th, 2019
Note: The Court has set a new date for mandatory efiling for complex cases, which is January 1, 2020, as indicated in the chart below. Implementation of Electronic Filing for Complex – Mandatory Phase There is only a mandatory phase for efiling complex civil documents. Prior to implementation of this mandatory phase, documents may be…
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USBC – EASTERN DISTRICT – TELEPHONIC COURT APPEARANCE THROUGH COURT CALL CONFERENCE SERVICE

Posted April 2nd, 2019
I. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES GOVERNING TELEPHONE APPEARANCES: Provided they adhere to these policies and procedures, attorneys and parties may appear by telephone in connection with most non-evidentiary hearings. Unless a personal appearance is excused in advance, telephonic appearances are not allowed in the following instances: 1. When the caller cannot minimize background noise or ensure…
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CALIFORNIA COURT OF APPEALS – UPCOMING TRUEFILING UPGRADE

Posted April 2nd, 2019
We are excited to announce an upgrade to TrueFiling, the electronic filing service for the California Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court. In the coming months the vendor “ImageSoft” will be updating their TrueFiling service to TrueFiling 3.0. Below is more information regarding the timing, actions required on your part, and upcoming training. California –…
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VENTURA – JUDGE PATRICIA M. MURPHY NAMED JUDGE OF THE YEAR

Posted April 2nd, 2019
Judge Patricia M. Murphy has been named Judge of the Year by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association. The honor was bestowed at the association’s 41st annual Judges’ Night dinner on March 26, 2019, at the Tower Club in Oxnard. The award recognizes exceptional judicial performance balanced with courtesy and compassion toward litigants and attorneys….
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SAN DIEGO – CHANGES TO POLICY REGARDING NORMAL AVAILABILITY AND UNAVAILABILITY OF OFFICIAL COURT REPORTERS

Posted April 2nd, 2019
Effective March 25, 2019, the San Diego 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, family law matters (with the…
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SACRAMENTO – RECEIVES ADDITIONAL GRANT FUNDING TO EXPAND ITS SELF-HELP SERVICES PROGRAM TO PRO PER LITIGANTS IN CIVIL CASES

Posted April 2nd, 2019
Sacramento Superior Court Receives Additional Grant Funding to Expand its Self-Help Services Program to Pro Per Litigants in Civil Cases Additional grant funding was provided by the Judicial Council in FY 2018-19 to the Sacramento Superior Court to expand its self-help services program in civil matters. We are pleased to announce that the official doors…
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RIVERSIDE – UNLIMITED CIVIL CALENDAR CHANGES EFFECTIVE MONDAY MARCH 4, 2019

Posted April 2nd, 2019
The following unlimited civil filing and calendar changes will effect Blythe courthouse: BLYTHE – DESERT REGION The following unlimited civil filings and calendar changes will occur: With the exception of Name Changes and Civil Harassments, all other unlimited civil case management hearings (Case Management Conferences, Orders to Show Cause, Status Conferences, and Trial Setting Conferences)…
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