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California Courts Covid Update

California Court Accessibility During Covid-19, Oct. 5, 2020 Edition

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County Superior Court

Oct. 5, 2020: Changes to probate judicial assignments

Oct. 2, 2020: Court corrects 2021 appellate hearing dates

Oct. 1, 2020: Effective Nov. 2, court requires e-filing in searchable text format

Sept. 29, 2020: 2021 hearing dates set for appellate division

Sept. 29, 2020: Mandatory e-filing of juvenile non-adoption documents

San Diego County

San Diego County Superior Court

Oct. 5, 2020: Court offers options for those with outstanding citations

Oct. 1, 2020: Notice for attorneys, new and repealed forms

Sept. 28, 2020: Order regarding face coverings and screening

USDC Southern District of California

Sept. 29, 2020: Court extends use of video and telephonic technology for some criminal proceedings

Sept. 29, 2020: Extension of interim personal safety protocols for in-person court proceedings

Orange County

Orange County Superior Court

Sept. 30, 2020: Search warrant and walk through warrants of arrest

Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County Superior Court

Sept. 29, 2020: Implementation of emergency relief

Sacramento County

USDC Eastern District

Sept. 29, 2020: Court authorizes use of video and telephone conferencing for criminal proceedings

Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County Superior Court

Oct. 5, 2020: Clerk’s offices now open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (traffic windows open until 4:00 p.m.). Phone hours remain 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a new sign at the court

Sept. 28, 2020: Implementing emergency relief, regarding minors taken into custody

Fresno County

USDC Eastern District

Sept. 28, 2020: Implementing emergency relief regarding minors taken into custody

San Francisco County

Judicial Council of California

Sept. 29, 2020: Nevada court emergency order

Sept. 29, 2020: Sonoma court emergency order

Sept. 28, 2020: Emergency order for Santa Clara court

Sept. 28, 2020: Riverside court emergency order

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