California Courts Covid Update

California Court Accessibility During Covid-19, Aug. 24, 2020 Edition

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County Superior Court

Aug. 21, 2020: Audio remote for traffic court using LACourtConnect beginning Sept. 14

USDC Central District, Western Division

Aug. 21, 2020: Departments 202 and 204 relocated temporarily to East Los Angeles Courthouse       

Aug. 18, 2020: Traffic and non-traffic infraction matters continued for 90 days

Aug. 18, 2020: Presiding judge announces 90-day grace period extension for traffic and non-traffic infractions, including for paying fines

Orange County

Orange County Superior Court

Aug. 20, 2020: Video Court Trial Guidelines for civil limited and unlimited

Aug. 20, 2020: Process for selecting civil jury trials

Aug. 20, 2020: Civil video jury trial guidelines

Aug. 19, 2020: Family law self-help services

Aug. 17, 2020: Amended Family Law order requiring remote hearings
USDC Central District, Southern Division

San Bernardino County

San Bernardino County Superior Court

Aug. 18, 2020: Order extends time to conduct jury trials and preliminary examinations

Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County Superior Court

Aug. 17, 2020: Reduced business hours

Aug. 17, 2020: Hours for self-help center and restraining order help center

Sacramento County

Sacramento County Superior Court

Aug. 17, 2020: Emergency relief implementation

Fresno County

Fresno County Superior Court

Aug. 18, 2020: Order extends time for arraignment dates

Aug. 17, 2020: Notice regarding traffic cases at the “M” Street courthouse

San Francisco County

Judicial Council of California

Aug. 20, 2020: Emergency order for Colusa court

Aug. 19, 2020: Riverside court emergency order

Aug. 18, 2020: Emergency order for Nevada court

Aug. 18, 2020: Marin court emergency order

Aug. 17. 2020: Emergency order for Inyo court

Aug. 17. 2020:  Sacramento court emergency order

Aug. 17, 2020: Fresno court emergency order

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