May 14, 2020 

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How COVID-19 Is Impacting California Courts: Roundup of Services
STATEWIDE EMERGENCY ORDER 

"California Supreme Court Orders Bar Exam Delayed, Administered Online" More
"Judicial Council Mandates Electronic Service of Documents in Most Civil Cases
Temporary rule reduces service by mail by requiring attorneys to use electronic service." More

"New Judicial Council Emergency Rules:
Rule 9 - Statutes of limitations in civil causes of action are tolled until 90 days after the Governor lifts the state of emergency.
Rule 10 - 5-year statute for bringing cases to trial is extended to 5 years and six months.
Rule 11 - allowing remote depositions" More
"The Judicial Council on April 6 approved sweeping emergency rules governing trial court operations, including changes to civil trial deadlines and bail
schedules." More

"Chief Justice Issues Order Implementing Temporary Court Emergency Measures Order implements action approved by Judicial Council on March 28; clarifies
order suspending jury trials for 60 days." More


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UPDATED APRIL 30 Alameda: "The Alameda County Public Health Officer extending the current shelter in place directive through May 31." More
"The Superior Court of Alameda County (Court) is pleased to announce that, beginning April 20, 2020, it will resume a limited number of hearings in Civil, Family, and Probate matters." More
"The Court received a second Emergency Order from the Chair of the Judicial Council of California and has issued a Press Release regarding its implementation of that Order, its adoption of a new local rule, and its excusal of prospective jurors from service." More
"Superior Court of Alameda County expands remote services offered during COVID-19 crisis. More
"All civil jury trials currently set between March 16 and April 3 will be continued for eight weeks from the currently scheduled trial date." More.

UPDATED APRIL 30 AlpinePublic Notice Regarding Court Hearings
"All scheduled court hearings, with the exception of criminal matters that have statutory time constraints, will be rescheduled to May 2020. The court encourages a reduction in all non-essential hearings, the use of court-call in lieu of personal appearances, and any other measures to minimize the risks associated with personal contact during the current national health crisis." More

UPDATED APRIL 30 Amador: General Order Update effective May 4, through May 31.
Emergency Services Provided 
The phones will be open April 6 for questions. Operational staff is at a bare minimum." "The Court is closed until April 6 except for certain matters." More


UPDATED APRIL 20 Butte: Emergency Rules Related to COVID-19
"The Butte County Superior Court will be closed the week of March 23 - 27 with limited exceptions. A drop-box will be available at each Court location for submission of filings between the hours of 8:30 - 4:00. The Court will not entirely close operations as it will remain open to receive e-filing, and drop box filing, and respond to emergency requests for orders." More 

UPDATED MARCH 19 Calaveras: "Effective March 19, all Clerk's Counters will be closed to the public." More

UPDATED MARCH 20 Colusa: "The Court will be closed to the public from March 20 through April 3. Any parties with matters previously scheduled during the period of the closure will receive a notice of their rescheduled date. Clerk windows will be closed." More

UPDATED APRIL 2 Contra Costa: "The Court is closed to the public until at least April 28, 2020." More 
"The Contra Costa Superior Court will be closed at all locations for approximately two weeks beginning March 16. Court locations hope to reopen April 1." More

UPDATED MARCH 24 Del Norte: "All Jury Trials for the Del Norte Superior Court are suspended until May 26, 2020." More
"Presiding Judge Darren McElfresh issues implementation order for court closure March 20 through April 1. The Court will reopen April 2 for emergency and essential matters only." More

UPDATED MARCH 24 El Dorado: "During the period between March 23 and April 16, public access to courthouses is limited to only those persons who have been ordered to appear for a calendared matter where an in person appearance is statutorily mandated." More  
"The Court currently plans to resume regular court operations on April 17. All civil and probate law and motion matters scheduled between March 20 to and including April 16 shall be rest for hearing to a date on or after April 17." More
"Effective March 16 all Clerk's Counters will be closed to the public in all Court facilities." More

UPDATED MARCH 26 Fresno: "With very limited exceptions, civil matters will not be heard from March 23 until April 3. All clerk's offices in the B.F. Sisk Courthouse will be closed. Mandatory efiling remains in place. All Civil Unlimited Mandatory Settlement Conferences, Trial Readiness Hearings and Trials (jury and court) scheduled to occur from May 23 through May 26 will be rescheduled to occur on later dates in 2020 and 2021. All Case Management Conferences scheduled to occur from March 19 through April 3 have been continued. Civil Law and Motion matters will be continued for four weeks on a rolling basis." More 
The Fresno Superior Court will temporarily close the courts, effective March 23 to April 3, inclusive. The court will be closed for all purposes except for limited emergency matters." More

UPDATED MARCH 25 Glenn: "Effective March 20 to May 18, access to the courthouse is limited to only those individuals who have business with the court in matters not vacated. In-person access to the clerk's office is closed, but may reopen prior to May 18 on a limited basis. Documents may be filed using the drop box. Counsel and parties for Civil matters still calendared are strongly encouraged to appear by CourtCall. Except for civil harassment, elder abuse, and workplace violence, all Civil matters calendared for dates between March 20 and May 18 are vacated and re-set for a date to be recited in a notice from the court." More

UPDATED MARCH 20 Humboldt: "Effective March 20, the Court will broadcast live all public court sessions until further notice." More

UPDATED MARCH 26 Imperial: "The Superior Court of California, County of Imperial decided to effectively close and reduce court operations. This 'closure' will be in effect beginning March 23 through and including March 31. The Brawley and Winterhaven courthouses will be closed completely during this time. The main El Centro Courthouse will be open only for limited services. All civil proceedings will be rescheduled." "In civil and family courts, continue trials out six to eight weeks that are currently set in the month of March and early April....Recommend new cases be continued, upon agreement of counsel and parties." More 
"From April 1 until April 17, all Imperial County courthouses will only allow public access to those members of the public that have business in the courthouse."

UPDATED MARCH 23 Inyo: "The Inyo County Superior Court will be limiting access to its courthouses, effective immediately. All civil law and motion matters, case management conferences and mandatory settlement conferences scheduled between March 23 to and including May 1 will be reset as follows: matters set on April 10 and April 24 are continued to May 8." More 
"Attorneys and litigants are strongly encouraged to make court appearances telephonically or through CourtCall in all non-criminal case types." More

UPDATED MARCH 24 Kern: "Access to any and all courthouses is restricted to those persons required to appear in person for a court hearing." More 
"All civil cases set for hearings in Departments 10, 11, 12 and 17, between the dates of April 1 and May 20, have been rescheduled to a later date." More 
"Beginning March 19 through March 30, the only civil case types that will be heard are harassment and ex parte requests. Beginning March 18, all Clerk's windows will be closed to the public, until further notice." More

UPDATED MARCH 27 Kings: "All interior customer service counters, inside the courthouse, will be closed to the public effective March 18. The court will operate two exterior service windows to handle court business." More

UPDATED MARCH 30 Lake: Continued Court Closure Public Notice April 2 to May 1.
"The court has decided to close from March 18 through April 1. All regular court calendars will be rescheduled. Court clerk's offices will be closed." More

UPDATED MARCH 27 Lassen: "Effective March 26 to May 15, access to the courthouse is limited to only those individuals who have business with the court. Access for purpose of filing documents with the clerk's office is limited to the drop box located at the courthouse. Filing remains available through the mail." More "Counsel in all civil and probate matters scheduled to appear between March 23 and April 10 should arrange to attend via CourtCall." More

UPDATED MAY 14  Los Angeles: "PRESIDING JUDGE KEVIN C. BRAZILE EXTENDS ORDER CLOSING COURTROOMS, DELAYING TRIALS AND NON-ESSENTIAL MATTERS THROUGH JUNE 10" More
"Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile announced that all Los Angeles County Superior Court bench officers will be required to wear face coverings while on the bench and in public areas inside courthouses." More
"Effective April 15, 2020, the Family Law Division of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County will implement use of Resource Account email addresses while the Court is closed, except for essential functions." More
"All Civil jury and non-jury trials scheduled between April 17 and May 12, 2020, will be continued to a date after June 22, 2020. Parties will be notified of the continued trial date." More 
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE RE COVID-19 PANDEMIC GENERAL ORDER
"COURT ADVISES THE PUBLIC TO BE AWARE OF CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 SCAMS" More
"PRESIDING JUDGE KEVIN C. BRAZILE: CRIMINAL TRIALS, PRELIMINARY HEARINGS, ARRAIGNMENTS CONTINUED UNTIL MAY 29." More
LACBA LINK CONTAINING MARCH 23 ORDER 

UPDATED APRIL 15 Madera: Madera Superior Court’s Continuing Plan to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 6th Amended Press Release
Madera Superior Court's most current Revised Press Release can be viewed here
For information concerning the Coronavirus and Madera Superior Court's response, please click here

UPDATED APRIL 2 Marin: "Court is closed for all non-essential matters until May 29." 
New Administrative Order

"The Marin County Superior Court will be closed for all non-essential matters effective March 17 until April 7. All Civil and Small Claims Case Management Conferences and trials scheduled through and including June 12 are continued and a notice with the new hearing date will be mailed to the parties or their attorneys. Civil Law and Motion matters on calendar from March 19 through and including April 3 are continued." More

UPDATED MARCH 25 Mariposa: "Mariposa Superior Court has substantially closed through April 19. You will not be allowed entry into the courthouse without prior approval." More

UPDATED MARCH 26 Mendocino: "The Mendocino County Superior Court will be limiting access to the courthouses in Ukiah and Fort Bragg immediately. The Court currently plans to resume regular court operations on April 6. Counsel in all civil and probate matters scheduled to appear between March 17 to and including April 3 should plan on attending via Court-Call." More

UPDATED MARCH 23 Merced: "The Court remains open for specific case types that have been determined to be essential matters. The clerk's office will be closed to the public." More 
"From March 23 to April 17, inclusive, all courtrooms will remain closed for judicial business, except for time-sensitive, essential functions. All other matters have been continued by the Court." More 
"All civil jury trials currently set between March 17 and April 28 will be continued on a rolling basis for eight weeks from the currently scheduled trial date. Trials currently underway will continue as scheduled." More

UPDATED MARCH 19 Modoc: "Counsel in all civil, family law and probate matters scheduled to appear between March 17 to and including April 13 should plan on attending via CourtCall. The Court currently plans to resume regular court operations on April 13." More

UPDATED MARCH 24 Mono: "The Mammoth Lakes and Bridgeport courthouses will be closed to the public except for time-sensitive, essential functions. All jury trials are suspended until further notice." More 
"Counsel and self-represented litigants in civil matters scheduled to appear between March 19 and April 30 should plan on appearing by CourtCall." More

UPDATED MARCH 27 Monterey: "The Superior Court of California, County of Monterey has suspended all non-essential functions starting March 18 through April 3. All clerk's office functions will be closed to the public. Monterey and Marina Courthouses are closed to the public. No civil hearings will be held during the court closure. Hearings that were scheduled to be heard between March 18 and April 3 will be continued between 30 and 60 days from the date of the original hearing." More

UPDATED MARCH 18 Napa: "The court will be closed to the public for anything other than time sensitive or emergency matters from March 18 through April 10." "All civil jury and bench trials, trial management conferences and/or mandatory settlement conferences currently set between March 18 and April 10 will be vacated." More

UPDATED MARCH 27 Nevada: "All Civil and Criminal jury trials scheduled to commence between March 17 and April 14 are VACATED." More

UPDATED MARCH 27 Orange: "The Orange County Superior Court will remain closed to the public until April 24, 2020, with minimal exceptions for time sensitive matters or matters pertaining to the safety and security of the community." More

UPDATED MARCH 20 Placer: "Effective March 23, the Placer County Superior Court will reduce to critical minimum functions. The Court will focus efforts on matters involving civil liberties, restraining orders, and similar emergency matters. The court reminds members of the public that they should only come to the courthouse for official court business." More 
"The Historic Courthouse in Auburn is closed effective March 17 with a plan to reopen April 13." More

UPDATED MARCH 21 Plumas: "Effective March 24, the Plumas Superior Court will reduce to essential minimum services. The Court will focus efforts on matters involving civil liberties, restraining orders and other emergency matters. Other matters currently set will not be heard and will be re-noticed by the Court. The Quincy courthouse remains open. However, the court clerk’s office will not be open to the public beginning March 24." More

UPDATED MARCH 23 Riverside: "The Riverside Superior Court announced temporary court closures throughout the county effective March 20 through April 3. Eight courthouses will close completely. During this time frame, only limited emergency matters will be handled. In addition, those courts that remain open will have limited public service hours from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Unlimited and limited civil trials are suspended until May 25. Civil trials that are in progress will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. All other civil matters will be continued." More

UPDATED MARCH 26 Sacramento: All civil mandatory settlement conferences, and their corresponding trial dates, are vacated and the case has been returned to the Trial Setting Program. The voluntary settlement conference program is suspended indefinitely. More 
"The Court has declared the period of March 20 to March 30, inclusive, to be court holidays for all purposes, except for certain limited and expressly numerated emergency matters. All courthouses and courtrooms shall be closed for judicial business during the days declared to be holidays except for Department 47 and the Gordon D. Schaber Courthouse. All criminal and civil matters not expressly excepted are suspended until further order of the Court." More 
"From March 18 to April 16, all courtrooms will remain closed for judicial business, except for time-sensitive, essential functions. All other matters have been continued by the court." More

UPDATED MARCH 26 San Benito: "Effective March 26, public counters are closed. Phone lines are open to receive calls between 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m." More 
"Effective immediately through May 4, the San Benito Superior Court will reschedule...Unlimited Civil Motions, Limited Civil Motions and Trials excepting Unlawful Detainers." More

UPDATED MARCH 25 San Bernardino: "From March 24 through April 2, all courtrooms except for limited courtrooms in San Bernardino Justice Center, Victorville, Joshua Tree, San Bernardino Historic courthouses and Juvenile Court will be closed for judicial business, except for time-sensitive, essential functions." More

UPDATED April 1 San Diego: "Statement from Presiding Judge Alksne: Court Services Suspension Expected to Extend through April 30." More  
"From March 17 to April 3, all courthouses and courtrooms will be closed to the public, except with regard to time-sensitive, essential functions. ALL OTHER MATTERS HAVE BEEN CONTINUED BY THE COURT." More

UPDATED MARCH 25 San Francisco: "The Court has reduced operations and is only providing necessary and essential services. The Court intends to reduce the number of jurors, parties, and attorneys in the Court for the time period of March 17 through April 15, as advised by public health officials. The trial dates for all cases on the civil trial calendar with trial dates from March 23 through May 22 are hereby vacated. The court will set a new trial date for each case which will be 60 days from the vacated trial date. The Clerk's Office at all locations will be closed during the period of March 17 through April 15. A drop box is available." More

UPDATED MARCH 19 San Joaquin: "Effective March 19, all San Joaquin Courthouses will be closed to the public for general business except for limited purposes. The Lodi Courthouses are closed. All civil proceedings, including trials, currently set between March 16 and April 3 will be continued on a rolling basis from the currently scheduled trial date." More

UPDATED MARCH 20 San Luis Obispo: "The Paso Robles and Grover Beach courthouses will be closed to the public. The San Luis Obispo Courthouse Annex will be open only for matters on the Court's calendar." More 
"San Luis Obispo County Superior Court will continue all non-time-sensitive matters to a later date to minimize the public’s potential exposure to COVID-19 during court appearances or jury service." More

UPDATED MARCH 18 San Mateo: "Presiding Judge Jonathan E. Karesh ordered that all Civil and Small Claims matters be continued or rescheduled. With very few exceptions, the Court will be closed to the public beginning March 17 through April 7." More

UPDATED MARCH 24 Santa Barbara: "The Santa Barbara Superior Court has suspended all non-emergency services effective March 17-April 3." More 
"The Santa Barbara County Superior Court will close most courtrooms. All Civil, Family and Probate matters currently set on the Court's calendar from March 17 through April 3 will be rescheduled." More 
"The court is closing public access to the Superior Court clerk's offices in all courthouse locations March 19 through March 27." More

UPDATED MARCH 26 Santa Clara: "The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara has suspended all non-essential functions for three weeks or until such time as the 'shelter-in-place' orders are extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended. Currently, 17 departments and four courthouses continue to hear matters on a limited number of case types. All clerk's office functions will be closed to the public while the order remains in place." More 
"Access to all courthouses is restricted to those persons required to appear in person for a court hearing. No other persons will be permitted entry without good cause." More

UPDATED APRIL 14 Santa Cruz: "Effective Wednesday, April 8th the court is continuing most civil and probate matters set through May 8th. Notice of the new court dates will be mailed to the parties. Please note that most civil and probate filings are not being processed at this time. The clerk's office is only processing emergency and time sensitive matters. All Civil Trials set through June 30, 2020 will be continued. More

UPDATED MARCH 23 Shasta: "Clerk's Offices are closed. Drop boxes for documents to be delivered to the clerk's offices are provided in the public lobby." More

UPDATED MARCH 20 Sierra: "The court has decided to close from March 18 through April 3. The Court clerk’s offices will be closed. All regular court calendars will be rescheduled." More

UPDATED MARCH 26 Siskiyou: "The Court will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. The Court will be closed on Thursdays except for emergency orders. The Court will be closed on Fridays. This schedule will remain in effect from March 23 through April 17 unless otherwise extended." More 
" The Court anticipates continuing all cases beginning March 23 through April 17 unless there is a critical issue requiring a case be heard as currently set. Counsel in all civil and probate law and motion matters with cases that are not continued by the Court should plan on attending via Court Call." More 
"The court will be operating with a reduced staff and reduced hours. Calendars are being consolidated and/or moved to accommodate this reduction."

UPDATED MARCH 20 Solano: "Civil matters scheduled between March 20 and April 5 will be continued."

UPDATED MARCH 25 Sonoma: "Essential functions of the Superior Court at this time are limited to proceedings that are required to comply with defendants' constitutional rights, protect the health and safety of parties and address jail population concerns. The Court currently plans to resume regular court operations on April 8, subject to change if the Sonoma County Health Officer's orders are extended." More

UPDATED MARCH 19 Stanislaus: "The Stanislaus County Superior Court has suspended all non-emergency services effective March 23 to April 16. The court will reschedule and provide notice for all civil trials except Unlawful Detainers and for Mandatory Settlement Conferences. All Clerk's Offices are closed; drop boxes will be available until 4 p.m." More

UPDATED MARCH 21 Sutter: "The Sutter County Superior Court will remain open for restricted business from March 20 through April 10. Civil case management dates currently scheduled between March 20 and April 10 are vacated. The parties will be notified by the Court of new case management dates." More

UPDATED MARCH 27 Tehama: "Tehama County Superior Court will be closed for approximately two weeks, from March 19 through April 3."
Signed Emergency Order 

UPDATED MARCH 21 Trinity: "The Trinity Superior Court will be CLOSED from March 23 through April 17."
The Court's emergency order can be viewed here.

UPDATED MARCH 26 Tulare: "Due to the shelter in place issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, the Tulare County Superior Court is substantially closed to the public from March 23, 2020, through April 16, 2020". More 
All service counters will be closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, April 17, 2020. Increased availability of phone, email, and dropbox options will be available to facilitate regular court transactions. Payments will be accepted online, by telephone or drop box.
 More

UPDATED MARCH 27 Tuolumne: "For all court cases that need to proceed, where possible the Court allow persons to appear for court cases telephonically using CourtCall. Beginning March 19, the Court’s civil counter at the Historic Courthouse at 41 W. Yaney Ave., Sonora, will be closed to the public and all persons needing to do civil filings will be directed to use the civil drop box or go to the criminal counter at the Court’s building located at 60 N. Washington Street, Sonora. The criminal counter at our Washington Street location has a window and intercom system which protects both the public and the staff from possible coronavirus exposure." More

UPDATED MARCH 27 Ventura: "The Ventura Superior Court will continue with limited operations from March 23 to April 17. During this period, the majority of courtrooms and all clerk's offices at all locations remain closed to the public. Jury Services will be closed through March 31. All civil trials and non-emergency hearings are suspended for 90 days. They will be continued to a new date and notices will be mailed out." More

UPDATED MARCH 27 Yolo: "The Court will remain open with reduced calendars until April 1." More

Emergency Request During the COVIC-19 Restrictions.

UPDATED MARCH 23 Yuba: "Effective immediately, the Court will no longer remain open even for limited restricted matters. This closure will be in effect through April 9, at which time the situation will be reassessed." More 
"The dates currently scheduled on the civil case management calendar between March 20 and April 30 are vacated." More