• In recognition of Veterans Day, courts, government offices, and most financial institutions will be closed on Monday, November 11th and will resume operation on Tuesday, November 12th. First Legal remains a 365-day operation and should you have an urgent request, you can contact us at 800.889.0111. First Legal your premier
  • The Sonoma County Superior Court (the Court) will be closed for regular business Monday, October 28, 2019. The Court’s facilities are located in the mandatory evacuation zone and the Court is closing for the safety of the public and its employees. All jurors are excused from reporting on Monday October 28,
  • Many courts are currently affected by the PG&E power outage. To see which areas are affected, and for updates, click here. Each court is handling opening times and filings differently.  First Legal is doing our best to ensure that filings are completed as soon as courts are functional. We will continue providing
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Trial lawyers have strategies they employ when presenting a case in court. Securing a favorable outcome for a client requires extensive, calculated trial preparations; a challenge that litigators know all too well. Despite the long days, months, or even years, spent on a case before it goes to trial, once
  • 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