CALIFORNIA CHIEF JUSTICE RESCINDS TEMPORARY EMERGENCY MEASURES
EFFECTIVE APRIL 30, 2022
The following emergency measures will be rescinded effective April 30. They were originally issued by Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on March 23 and March 30, 2020 to:
- Allow courts to extend the time to hold a preliminary hearing in a criminal case to 30 days. Courts have a 10-day time period to hold preliminary hearings.
- Allow courts to extend the time to bring civil cases to trial, by up to 60 days.
- Suspend any California Rule of Court that prevents using technology to conduct judicial proceedings and court operations remotely.
- Allow courts to immediately adopt proposed local rules or amendments that address the impact of the pandemic, without advance circulation for 45 days of public comment.
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