California Courts COVID Update #200

California court accessibility update during COVID-19 highlights as of March 15, 2021:

Los Angeles Superior Court:

  • New Criminal competency matters to be assigned to Probate Mental Health Departments

San Diego Superior Court:

  • Court expands electronic filing for Civil and Probate matters
  • Changes in procedures for E-Filing for Civil and Probate matters, effective April 15, 2021

Orange County Superior Court:

  • Statement of continuances for Probate

Santa Clara County Superior Court:

  • Order restricts courthouse entry to only those who are required to appear at a hearing or who are conducting official business with the court
  • Clerk’s offices at the Family Justice Center and the Hall of Justice reopened for in-person business

San Francisco Superior Court:

  • Order continuing authority for remote proceedings for unlawful detainer matters

Judicial Council of California:

  • Courts are recognized for staying open and adapting to COVID-19 challenges
  • Chief Justice’s comments on the “unprecedented year”

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