LOS ANGELES – ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO FILINGS AND JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS AT THE SANTA MONICA COURTHOUSE
Effective Nov. 1, 2017, the Santa Monica Courthouse will no longer accept filings for family law cases. Documents requesting restraining orders may continue to be filed at that location. Family law matters previously filed at the Santa Monica Courthouse will be accepted for filing at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse located at 111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles 90012.
Effective Jan. 2, 2018, the Santa Monica Courthouse will convert Department F from a general family law courtroom to a long cause trial and settlement courtroom which will also continue to handle restraining order cases. Self Help Center services will continue to be provided at the Santa Monica Courthouse.
The following judicial officer assignment changes will also be made:
• Effective Oct. 10, 2017, Commissioner Matthew St. George is reassigned from Department F to Department E, where he will preside over small claims cases.
• Effective Oct. 30, 2017, Judge Hank M. Goldberg will be reassigned from the Stanley Mosk Courthouse to Department F, the new family law long cause courtroom, in Santa Monica. Judge Goldberg will continue in his role as assistant supervising judge of family law.
With this change, the family law division of Los Angeles Superior Court will provide seven long cause courtrooms throughout the county, including three at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, and one each at the Van Nuys Courthouse, Pomona Courthouse, Gov. George Deukmejian Courthouse (Long Beach), and soon at the Santa Monica Courthouse.
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