Effective July 1, 2016, the Sacramento Superior Court will implement AB555, mandatory Expedited Jury Trial Program for limited civil cases (excluding unlawful detainers). Detailed program rules will be posted on the Civil page of the Court’s website at www.saccourt.ca.gov on or about July 1, 2016.
EXPEDITED JURY TRIAL PROGRAM FOR LIMITED CIVIL CASES PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
When all parties have answered and/or been dismissed AND the relevant documents have been processed by the Court, the case is at-issue, and a Limited Civil Case Status Memorandum (CV\E-202) shall be filed with the Court. Opposing counsel has 15 days to file a Limited Civil Case Status Memorandum (CV\E-202) indicating any objections. Opposing counsel shall mark the box “Counter Case Status Memorandum” on the form. Limited Civil Status Memorandums shall be served on all parties or their counsel of record unless otherwise directed by the Court. The Court may set a hearing in the Limited Civil Pretrial department to determine disputed matters.
All trials on limited civil cases shall be set pursuant to the filing of a Limited Civil Case Status Memorandum (CV\E-202). Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 630.20, all limited civil cases requesting a jury trial, shall be set for an expedited jury trial unless a request to opt out is made and granted by the limited civil judge. To request to opt out of the Expedited Jury Trial Program, a Judicial Council form Request to Opt out of Mandatory Expedited Jury Trial Procedures (EJT-003) MUST be filed. To object to a request to opt out of the Expedited Jury Trial Program, a Judicial Council form Objection to Request to Opt Out of Mandatory Expedited Jury Trial Procedures (EJT-004) must be filed.
Short cause civil cases will be set for trial in Department 47 at 8:30 a.m. on Fridays. Expedited Jury Trials will be set for trial in Department 47 at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. All long-cause limited civil cases will be referred to the Court’s Trial Setting Process.
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