• 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
  • 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
  • The Los Angeles Superior Court operations manager notified all electronic filing service providers of a deficiency in some documents being submitted to the court. The First Amended General Order RE: Mandatory Electronic Filing for Civil, dated May 3, 2019, requires eFiled PDF documents to be submitted in text searchable format. Currently,
  • The Family Law Division announces the following changes to courtroom operations at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, 90012: Effective August 27, 2019, Judge Lawrence Riff was reassigned from Department 77 to Department 2, as the new Supervising Judge of the Family Law Division; Judge Thomas
  • In recognition of Labor Day the courts, government offices and most financial institutions will be closed on Monday, September 2nd and will resume operation on Tuesday, September 3rd. 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
  • The Los Angeles Superior Court and Journal Technologies held a monthly service provider update meeting last week. The following items were discussed: Common EFM Error Regarding First Appearance Fees There is a common error occurring that displays as “Pre-submit fee calculation error: First appearance fee for document is not found. Set
  • Department 94, which hears Civil Limited Jurisdiction, Non-Collections cases at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, 90012, announces changes to the daily schedule. All matters scheduled on or after September 3, 2019, will be heard as follows: 8:30 a.m. Trials 10:30 a.m. Motions and other calendar
  • The Family Law Division will implement the following changes to courtroom operations at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, 90012, and at the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 275 Magnolia Ave., Long Beach, 90802, as follows: Effective August 26, 2019, Department 88, a long-cause trial courtroom at
  • Effective immediately, please submit an appropriate blank Civil Lawsuit Notice (CV-5012) or Civil Lawsuit Notice – Rule 3.740 Collections Cases (CV-5052) to the court for issuance of Judicial Assignment, Initial Court Hearing Date, Time, and Department with the filing of your new complaint. These forms may be located on The
  • The civil efiling Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been updated and are now available on the Court’s website, lacourt.org. The changes to the FAQs include, but are not limited to, the following categories: Additional documents exempt from efiling (Question 6) Guidance for obtaining an Order for Appointment of Guardian Ad
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    The Los Angeles Superior Court is currently experiencing intermittent issues with some Civil eFiling submissions that include fee payments. You may receive an error notice that states: “Pre-submit calculation error: could not insert: [com.sustain.financial.model.Invoice]”. While the court is currently working to resolve this issue, if you receive this message, please
  • Effective July 1, 2019, Ventura Superior Court Local Rule 4.05 regarding electronic delivery of documents has been revised to add the following to the list of documents excluded from electronic submission through eDelivery: Any and all documents relating to restraining order matters, including applications/requests for restraining orders, proposed temporary restraining