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LASC: INTERRUPTION OF ONLINE SERVICES THIS WEEKEND AS THE COURT PERFORMS MAINTENANCESeptember 29, 2023
LASC: ANTELOPE VALLEY AREA PRACTITIONERS: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE COURT’S NEXT JUDICIAL MENTOR PROGRAM WORKSHOP SET FOR NOON ON OCTOBER 25September 29, 2023
LASC: UPCOMING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE 9/29September 28, 2023
LASC: PRESIDING JUDGE SAMANTHA P. JESSNER, ASSISTANT PRESIDING JUDGE SERGIO TAPIA II AND JUDGE ESTHER P. KIM TO PROVIDE PERSPECTIVES FROM THE BENCH DURING IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING ON OCTOBER 3September 22, 2023
LASC: INTERRUPTION OF ONLINE SERVICES THIS FRIDAY AS THE COURT PERFORMS MAINTENANCESeptember 22, 2023
LASC: NEW ELECTRONIC PAYMENT OPTION FOR NOTICE OF APPEAL FILING FEES IN CIVIL CASESSeptember 22, 2023
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: GENERAL ORDER RE: WHERE CIVIL CASES ARE FILED AND HEARDSeptember 15, 2023
LASC: UPCOMING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE – 9/15 & 9/16September 14, 2023
ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: ECOURT NOW ACTIVE FOR FAMILY LAW, PROBATE, MENTAL HEALTH AND ADOPTION CASESSeptember 8, 2023
LASC: NATION’S LARGEST TRIAL COURT EXPANDS UNPRECEDENTED RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CAMPAIGN TO ADDRESS CHRONIC COURT REPORTER SHORTAGESeptember 8, 2023
ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: UPCOMING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE 9/1 – 9/5August 29, 2023
ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: FAX FILING ENDING; ECOURT TEMPORARILY OFFLINE NEXT TWO WEEKENDSAugust 25, 2023
ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: UPCOMING SYSTEM MAINTENANCEAugust 24, 2023
LASC: FAMILY LAW JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENT CHANGES AT THE STANLEY MOSK COURTHOUSEAugust 18, 2023
TUOLUMNE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: TEMPORARY REDUCTION OF CLERK COUNTER HOURSAugust 11, 2023
KERN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: LAMONT CIVIL DIVISION ANNOUNCES CALENDAR CHANGESAugust 11, 2023
LASC: LACOURTCONNECT 2.0 WITH NEW LOOK AND ENHANCED FEATURES STARTING SEPTEMBER 1August 4, 2023
KERN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: FAMILY LAW DIVISION ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO JUDICIAL OFFICER ASSIGNMENTAugust 4, 2023
LASC: UPCOMING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE 8/1July 28, 2023
SAN BERNARDINO SUPERIOR COURT: PROBATE EXPANDS TO FONTANA AND VICTORVILLEJuly 21, 2023
LASC: FAMILY LAW JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENT CHANGE AT POMONA COURTHOUSE SOUTHJuly 21, 2023
LASC: FAMILY LAW JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENT CHANGE AT THE STANLEY MOSK COURTHOUSEJuly 21, 2023
LASC: INTERRUPTION OF ONLINE SERVICES THIS WEEKEND AS THE COURT PERFORMS DATABASE MAINTENANCEJuly 21, 2023
LASC: NATION’S LARGEST TRIAL COURT UNVEILS SAFE AND FAIR PRE-ARRAIGNMENT RELEASE PROTOCOLS FOR NON-VIOLENT, NON-SERIOUS FELONIES AND MISDEMEANORSJuly 21, 2023
KERN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: LAMONT CIVIL DIVISION ANNOUNCES CALENDAR CHANGESJuly 14, 2023
LASC: CHIEF JUSTICE PATRICIA GUERRERO APPOINTS SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY JUDGE MICHELLE WILLIAMS COURT TO THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIAJuly 14, 2023
LASC: NEW FAMILY LAW COURTROOM AT THE TORRANCE COURTHOUSEJuly 14, 2023
LASC: SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY’S DRESS CODE POLICY REQUIRING APPROPRIATE BUSINESS ATTIRE RESUMESJuly 14, 2023
LASC: NEW FAMILY LAW COURTROOM AT THE MICHAEL D. ANTONOVICH ANTELOPE VALLEY COURTHOUSEJuly 7, 2023
LASC: COURT TO OFFER MINIMUM CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION BENCH CONDUCT AND DEMEANOR TRAINING FOR ATTORNEYS INTERESTED IN BECOMING TEMPORARY JUDGESJuly 7, 2023
MONTEREY COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: CIVIL DIVISION WILL BEGIN PUBLISHING TENTATIVE RULINGS ON JULY 3, 2023.June 30, 2023
LASC: FAMILY LAW JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENT CHANGES AT STANLEY MOSK COURTHOUSEJune 30, 2023
LASC: TRAFFIC ARRAIGNMENTS, TRIALS MOVING FROM TORRANCE COURTHOUSE TO INGLEWOOD COURTHOUSEJune 30, 2023
ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: COURT ELECTS NEW PRESIDING JUDGEJune 30, 2023
ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: COURT EXPANDS ELECTRONIC FILING; OFFERS DEMONSTRATIONSJune 30, 2023
ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: UPCOMING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE 6/27June 26, 2023
KERN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: LAMONT CIVIL DIVISION ANNOUNCES CALENDAR CHANGESJune 23, 2023
US DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CA: AMENDMENT OF LOCAL RULESJune 16, 2023
LASC: FAMILY LAW JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENT CHANGES AT STANLEY MOSK COURTHOUSEJune 16, 2023
SISKIYOU COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: COURT CALENDAR CHANGESJune 16, 2023
EFILENV: UPCOMING SYSTEM MAINTENANCEJune 16, 2023
US DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CA: NEW AND AMENDED LOCAL RULES EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2023June 16, 2023
MODOC COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: NOTICE OF CHANGE OF CALENDARJune 16, 2023
LASC: SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY SEEKS QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR COURT COMMISSIONERJune 9, 2023
LASC: SMALL CLAIMS HEARINGS ARE MOVING FROM THE SANTA MONICA COURTHOUSE TO THE BEVERLY HILLS COURTHOUSEJune 9, 2023
LASC: NEW FAMILY LAW JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENT CHANGE AT THE POMONA COURTHOUSE SOUTHJune 9, 2023
LASC: STANLEY MOSK COURTHOUSE ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENT CHANGEJune 9, 2023
ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: EVICTION COMPLAINTS FOLLOW NEW PROCESSING RULESJune 9, 2023
LASC: MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY-BASED HEARINGS EFILINGJune 2, 2023
LASC: TEMPORARY INTERRUPTION OF CERTAIN ONLINE COURT SERVICES FROM 6 – 9 P.M. THIS EVENINGJune 2, 2023
ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: UPCOMING SYSTEM MAINTENANCEJune 2, 2023
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA: STANDING COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CONDUCT FORMAL OPINION INTERIM NO. 2023-208May 26, 2023
LASC: NEW MENTAL HEALTH JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENT CHANGE AT THE HOLLYWOOD COURTHOUSEMay 26, 2023
LASC: NEW FAMILY LAW JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENT CHANGE AT THE STANLEY MOSK COURTHOUSEMay 26, 2023
KINGS COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: UPCOMING SYSTEM MAINTENANCEMay 19, 2023
STANISLAUS COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: FILING ANNOUNCEMENTMay 19, 2023
VENTURA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: CIVIL & PROBATE CONFORMED COPIESMay 19, 2023
SANTA CLARA SUPERIOR COURT: UPCOMING SYSTEM MAINTENANCEMay 19, 2023
US DISTRICT COURT EASTRN DISTRICT OF CA: ADOPTION OF A JURY SELECTION PLAN (AS AMENDED)May 12, 2023
US DISTRICT COURT EASTRN DISTRICT OF CA: CORONAVIRUS PUBLIC EMERGENCY AUTHORIZING VIDEO-TELECONFERENCING AND TELEPHONE CONFERENCING FOR CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS UNDER SECTION 15002 OF THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACTMay 12, 2023
US DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CA: CHANGES TO LOCAL RULES PROPOSED TO BECOME EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2023May 12, 2023
US DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CA: ANNUAL BAR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FEEMay 12, 2023
SAN FRANCISCO SUPERIOR COURT: AMENDED JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTSMay 12, 2023
SAN BERNARDINO SUPERIOR COURT: LAUNCHES EFILING FOR SMALL CLAIMSMay 12, 2023
SACRAMENTO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: UPDATE TO ACCEPTANCE OF CREDIT CARDS FOR CIVIL FEESMay 12, 2023
LASC: FAMILY LAW DIVISION ANNOUNCES COURTROOM CHANGES AT THE STANLEY MOSK COURTHOUSEMay 12, 2023
ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: HIRES NEW PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERMay 5, 2023
LASC: TRAFFIC ARRAIGNMENTS, TRIALS MOVING FROM BEVERLY HILLS COURTHOUSE TO SANTA MONICA COURTHOUSEMay 5, 2023
LASC: FAMILY LAW DIVISION ANNOUNCES COURTROOM CHANGES AT THE COMPTON COURTHOUSEMay 5, 2023
STANISLAUS COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: FILING ANNOUNCEMENTApril 28, 2023
ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE IN COURT LOCATIONApril 28, 2023
LASC: NEW FAMILY LAW JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENT CHANGES AT THE WHITTIER COURTHOUSEApril 28, 2023
LASC: DELAY IN IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW LACOURTCONNECT FEATURESApril 28, 2023
LASC: NEW MENTAL HEALTH JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENT CHANGES AT THE HOLLYWOOD COURTHOUSEApril 28, 2023
LASC: NEW JUROR “EPASS” PROVIDES FREE PUBLIC TRANSIT OPTION FOR JURORS THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTYApril 28, 2023
Kings County Superior Court: New Mandatory Electronic Filing System Effective April 17, 2023April 11, 2023
Alameda County Superior Court: Upcoming System MaintenanceApril 7, 2023
Tulare County Superior Court: Upcoming System MaintenanceApril 7, 2023
LASC: New Look and Enhanced Features for LACourtConnect Coming to Your Screen in AprilMarch 30, 2023
Kern County Superior Court: Civil Law Division Announces Changes to Judicial Officer Assignment and LocationMarch 30, 2023
Ventura County Superior Court: Updated Document Processing Requirements Related to eCourtMarch 30, 2023
Santa Clara County Superior Court: Judicial Assignment ChangeMarch 24, 2023
San Bernardino Superior Court: Probate eFiling Maintenance This WeekendMarch 24, 2023
Odyssey eFileCA: Upcoming System MaintenanceMarch 24, 2023
LASC: Interruption of eFiling Services in Family Law, Juvenile Dependency and Probate Cases This Saturday, March 25March 24, 2023
LASC: A New Look Coming Next Month to the “filed” Stamp on Documents Submitted ElectronicallyMarch 24, 2023
United States District Court Southern District of California: in the Matter of General Order No. Amendments to the Local Rules General Order No. 748March 17, 2023
LASC: Upcoming System MaintenanceMarch 17, 2023
LASC: Probate eFiling Filing CodesMarch 17, 2023
Ventura County Superior Court: Limited Court Closure for Deployment of New Case Management System 3/17/23March 14, 2023
Kern County Superior Court: Probate Division Announces Changes to Judicial Officer AssignmentMarch 10, 2023
Nevada County Superior Court: Transitions to Mandatory Electronic FilingMarch 10, 2023
LASC: New Family Law Judicial Assignment Changes at the Stanley Mosk CourthouseMarch 10, 2023
LASC: New Family Law Judicial Assignment Changes at the Stanley Mosk CourthouseMarch 2, 2023
LASC: Electronic Filing Option for Probate Letters Begins March 1, Becomes Mandatory on May 30 for Represented PartiesFebruary 28, 2023
Alameda County Superior Court: Upcoming System MaintenanceFebruary 24, 2023
Riverside County Superior Court: Upcoming System MaintenanceFebruary 22, 2023
San Bernardino Superior Court: Going Live Soon With Probate EfilingFebruary 17, 2023
LASC: Appellate Division Seeks Attorneys to Represent Indigent DefendantsFebruary 17, 2023
Santa Clara County Superior Court: Updated FormsFebruary 10, 2023
LASC: Family Law Division Announces Courtroom Changes at the Stanley Mosk CourthouseFebruary 3, 2023
LASC: Nation’s Largest Trial Court Offers Substantial Incentives to Retain and Recruit Official Court Reporters Amid Staffing ShortageFebruary 3, 2023
Tulare County Superior Court: Upcoming System Maintenance 1/27/23January 27, 2023
Alameda County Superior Court: Upcoming System Maintenance 1/27/23January 27, 2023
LASC: Probate Division Announces Courtroom Changes at Stanley Mosk CourthouseJanuary 20, 2023
LASC: West Covina Courthouse Announces Judicial Assignment ChangesJanuary 13, 2023
San Diego County Superior Court: North County Courthouse in Vista Closed Today 1/12/23January 12, 2023
Riverside County Superior Court: Changes to Policy Regarding Normal Availability and Unavailability of Official Court ReportersJanuary 6, 2023
LASC: Mental Health Division Announces Changes at the Hollywood and Norwalk CourthousesDecember 21, 2022
Kern County Superior Court: Civil Law Division Announces Changes to Judicial AssignmentDecember 21, 2022
LASC: Probate Division Announces Courtroom Changes at Michael D. Antonovich Antelope Valley CourthouseDecember 21, 2022
San Bernardino Superior Court: Holiday ScheduleDecember 16, 2022
eFileCA: Scheduled Maintenance 12/16/2022December 9, 2022
LASC: Update – Delay in Rollout of Enhancements to Lacourtconnect Due to HolidaysDecember 9, 2022
LASC: Interruption of Some Online Services This Weekend as the Court Upgrades to a New Case Management System in Juvenile DelinquencyDecember 9, 2022
LASC: Phased Opening of Four New Courtrooms Designated for Non-domestic Violence Restraining Orders Begins This WeekDecember 9, 2022
LASC: Family Law Division Announces Courtroom Changes at the Stanley Mosk CourthouseDecember 9, 2022
LASC: Family Law Division Announces Courtroom Changes at Pomona Courthouse SouthDecember 9, 2022
San Benito Superior Court: Transition to New Electronic Filing SystemDecember 2, 2022
LASC: Upcoming System Maintenance 12/9 – 12/10November 29, 2022
Contra Costa: Updated Filing GuidelinesNovember 23, 2022
LASC: Attorneys – Register Now for the Dec. 5 Closing Arguments Program and Earn MCLE CreditNovember 23, 2022
LASC: New Case Management System Coming to the Appellate Division; Some Online Services Unavailable During TransitionNovember 23, 2022
LASC: Nearly 100 Families Will Adopt 136 Children Tomorrow During the Court’s Annual National Adoption Day CelebrationNovember 18, 2022
LASC: Los Angeles County Bench Appoints New Executive Officer/clerk of Court to Lead the Nation’s Largest Trial CourtNovember 18, 2022
LASC: Family Law Division Announces Courtroom Changes at the Stanley Mosk CourthouseNovember 18, 2022
LASC: Probate Division Announces Resumption of Pro Bono Probate Settlement Program on December 1November 18, 2022
Kern County Superior Court: Filing AnnouncementNovember 11, 2022
LASC: Upcoming System Maintenance 11/10November 10, 2022
LASC: Civil Division to Implement Electronic Filing in Small Claims Cases Beginning November 14November 9, 2022
LASC: Probate, Civil, Family Law, and Traffic Users: Temporary Change in LACourtConnect Registration Window Beginning SoonNovember 8, 2022
Superior Courts of California: There is a Court Reporter Shortage Crisis in CaliforniaNovember 4, 2022
Madera County Superior Court: Launches eFiling for Civil CasesOctober 28, 2022
San Bernardino Superior Court: Anabel Z. Romero Named Court Executive OfficerOctober 28, 2022
LASC: Attorneys: Presiding Judge Eric C. Taylor Announces Reopening of Child Waiting Rooms to Serve Parents and Their Children in Three Los Angeles County CourthousesOctober 21, 2022
Los Angeles County Superior Court: Upcoming System Maintenance 10/15 – 10/16October 14, 2022
LASC: Attorneys: Register Now for Free MCLE-Approved Examination of Expert Witnesses Training Program on Oct. 20October 14, 2022
LASC: Pomona and West Covina Courthouses Announce Courtroom ChangesOctober 6, 2022
LASC: Appellate Division 2023 Hearing Dates SetOctober 6, 2022
Ventura County Superior Court: Updated Filing HoursSeptember 30, 2022
LASC: Save the Date: Superior Court of Los Angeles County’s Facility Strategic Plan Overview Virtual Presentation Thursday, October 13September 30, 2022
LASC: Presiding Judge Eric C. Taylor Announces New Partnership with Los Angeles City, LA County Libraries to Help Eliminate Internet Access Inequality and to Provide Greater Access to All Court UsersSeptember 30, 2022
Sonoma County Superior Court: Service DisruptionSeptember 23, 2022
Alameda County Superior Court: Service DisruptionSeptember 23, 2022
LASC: Gradual Phase Out of Personal Injury Hub Coming Soon to Support More Proactive Judicial Management of Cases and Return to Community-Based AdjudicationSeptember 23, 2022
Alameda County Superior Court: Emergency System MaintenanceSeptember 21, 2022
LASC: Compton Courthouse to Close for the Remainder of the Day Due to Power IssuesSeptember 19, 2022
Alameda County Superior Court: Upcoming System MaintenanceSeptember 19, 2022
San Mateo Superior Court: Updated Filing GuidelinesSeptember 19, 2022
LASC: Upcoming System Maintenance 9/17/22 – 9/18/22September 16, 2022
Orange County Superior Court: Upcoming System MaintenanceSeptember 14, 2022
LASC: Family Law Division Announces Courtroom Changes at the Whittier and Compton CourthousesSeptember 14, 2022
LASC: Register Now for October 19 Judicial Application Vetting & Support Virtual Workshop Sponsored by the Court’s Judicial Mentor ProgramSeptember 14, 2022
LASC: Executive Officer Sherri R. Carter Retiring From Court Service After Driving Technology Innovations to Modernize Court OperationsSeptember 8, 2022
LASC: LACourtConnect Expanding to Include Traffic, Infraction Trials Beginning September 6August 26, 2022
LASC: Effective November 14, the Court Will Prioritize Official Court Reporters for Criminal Felony, Juvenile Cases as Severe Staffing Shortages PersistAugust 25, 2022
LASC: Upcoming System Maintenance 8/26 – 8/28August 24, 2022
LASC: Upcoming System Maintenance 8/23August 23, 2022
LASC: Mandatory eFiling for Adoptions, Abandonment, and Emancipation Documents in Juvenile Dependency Effective September 19August 22, 2022
LASC: LACourtConnect Coming to Ab 1058 (Child Support) Courtrooms September 1August 19, 2022
LASC: Attorneys: Sign Up Now for a MCLE-Approved Training on Conducting Effective Direct and Cross ExaminationsAugust 19, 2022
Kern County Superior Court: Filing ReminderAugust 19, 2022
Santa Clara County Superior Court: Remote Hearing UpdateAugust 12, 2022
LASC: Court to Offer Minimum Continuing Legal Education Bench Conduct and Demeanor Training for Attorneys Interested in Becoming Temporary JudgesAugust 12, 2022
Siskiyou County Superior Court: Extended Courthouse Closure 8/1 -8/5August 1, 2022
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SISKIYOU COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: EXTENDED COURTHOUSE CLOSURE 8/1 -8/5
August 1, 2021

Attention Siskiyou County Filers: THE COURTHOUSE WILL BE CLOSED THROUGH FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2022 By Order of the Presiding Judge Karen L. Dixon, This is due to the continued danger of the McKinney Fire and no containment at this time. The Court will reopen on Monday, August 8, 2022, barring any new evacuation developments with the McKinney Fire. If you had or have a court hearing on Aug 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, 2022, please be advised that those hearings will be continued to a future date, and you will be notified of that date. You can visit the Court’s website here. First Legal, your premier litigation support provider.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT: EFILING SERVICE DISRUPTION
August 11, 2021

Attention Contra Costa County Filers:

Please be advised that Contra Costa Superior Court, Probate Division is currently experiencing an eFiling service disruption processing transactions.

The Contra Costa Probate team has asked that all new probate filings be submitted over the counter or in person due to their eFiling disruption until further notice.

If anyone has an existing transaction that needs immediate attention, please print the confirmation page, including the court’s transaction number, and submit in paper, over the counter. The court will file the documents as of the original submission date.

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