Updates: Superior Court of Los Angeles County

New LACourtConnect Features Launching May 13 for Probate; June 3 for Civil, Family Law, and Traffic

LACourtConnect (LACC) participants will soon gain access to the newest features and enhancements for remote appearances, including the ability to chat with other participants, monitor courtroom proceedings before the case is called, and more. The updated LACC will be available for probate matters beginning May 13 and for civil, family law, and traffic matters on June 3.

The new features include a “Virtual Gallery” where attorneys can:

  • Review their upcoming remote hearing information for that day.
  • Test their audio and video equipment.
  • View court announcements.
  • Chat with others in the Virtual Gallery via text, audio, and video; and
  • Monitor the courtroom while waiting for hearings to be called.

A video overview for attorneys to familiarize themselves with the new features, along with other useful information including a link to the probate attorney Sandbox Sessions, is available on the Attorney Portal and the LACC pages of the Court’s website. Future Sandbox Sessions for civil, family law, and traffic attorneys will be available closer to the LACC rollout date.

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Civil Division Announces Personal Injury Hub Procedural Changes Effective May 16, 2022

Advanced Timeline for Order to Show Cause Hearings and Case Type Limitations Will Streamline Case Handling and Improve Efficiency

The Superior Court of Los Angeles County announces the following changes to the Personal Injury (PI) Hub court procedures, effective May 16, 2022.

Order to Show Cause Hearings:

Personal Injury cases filed on or after May 16, 2022, will be set approximately 24 months from the filing date for an Order to Show Cause why the matter should not be dismissed for a plaintiff’s failure to file a proof of service of the summons and complaint, pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §§ 583.210 and 583.250. At the hearing, absent a showing of good cause, the PI Hub courts will consider dismissing matters pursuant to CCP §§ 583.410 and 583.420(1).

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