TOP TIPS: FIRST APPEARANCE FEES WHEN SUBMITTING A STIPULATION

When submitting a Stip & Order, if one of the parties listed on the stipulation has yet to appear in the case, the court will require First Appearance Fees for that party.  Whichever party agrees to file the Stip & Order will have to pay those fees at the time of filing.  The court will Read more about TOP TIPS: FIRST APPEARANCE FEES WHEN SUBMITTING A STIPULATION[…]

COURT CLOSURES COLUMBUS DAY 2019

In recognition of the federal holiday, Columbus Day, the courts, government offices and most financial institutions will be closed on Monday, October 14th and will resume operation on Tuesday, October 15th. First Legal remains a 365-day operation and should you have an urgent request, you can contact us at 800.889.0111. Have a safe holiday from Read more about COURT CLOSURES COLUMBUS DAY 2019[…]

LASC CIVIL DIVISION FILING SERVICE DISRUPTION

The Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Civil Division is currently experiencing a court wide service outage.  During the outage, filings are not able to be submitted electronically or manually. The court is aware of the issue and working to resolve it as soon as possible.  We apologize for the inconvenience and we will send more information Read more about LASC CIVIL DIVISION FILING SERVICE DISRUPTION[…]

NOTICE: MONTEREY COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT EFILING PORTAL

A recent software update by the Monterey Superior Court’s eFiling software provider has resulted in an anomaly that affects the case data transmitted from the filer to the court.   In a small percentage of filings that require court fees, the “responsible party” information is not populating correctly on the court’s side. This anomaly affects Read more about NOTICE: MONTEREY COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT EFILING PORTAL[…]

NEW FORM FOR UNLAWFUL DETAINER SUMMONS (SUM-130)

The California Code of Civil procedure was updated recently to incorporate a change to the response time for an Unlawful Detainer proceeding.  The change required a new form, which was made available to the public on September 1, 2019: CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE – CCP 1167. (a) The summons shall be in the form specified Read more about NEW FORM FOR UNLAWFUL DETAINER SUMMONS (SUM-130)[…]