Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile has ordered the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, the Hollywood Courthouse and the Stanley Mosk Courthouse closed for the remainder of the day today, Tuesday, June 2. Presiding Judge Brazile made the decision to close due to public safety concerns.
“In the interest of the safety of the public, judicial officers, employees and others, I have ordered these courthouses closed for the remainder of the day,” Presiding Judge Brazile said. “The decision to close a courthouse is never made lightly, but public safety imperatives are my chief priority.”
The Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center is located at 210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. The Hollywood Courthouse is located at 5925 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. The Stanley Mosk Courthouse is located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles. Additional updates regarding these courthouses and others will be provided as information becomes available.
On Monday, June 1, all of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles courthouses were ordered closed by Judge Brazile. Except those courthouses closed during the past two months as part of the Court’s efforts to reduce operations due to the threat of the Coronavirus, all courthouses were reopened for business today.
Since Presiding Judge Brazile released his March 17 General Order to scale back operations in alignment with State and County COVID-19 public health directives, the Court has implemented drastic changes to court operations. During this time, 473 of the Court’s 600 courtrooms, approximately 80 percent, have been closed, as well as seven of its 38 courthouses: Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Catalina, Central Civil West, East Los Angeles, Santa Clarita and Spring Street.
The Court plans to reopen its Clerk’s Office operations on June 15 with a revised service model that prioritizes telephonic and online services, and appointments to meet in-person with court personnel, to achieve social distancing protocols. Hearings will resume gradually beginning June 22. Face masks and/or facial coverings will be mandatory and required for entry into any courthouse or courtroom by the general public or authorized persons.
The Superior Court of Los Angeles County has 550 judicial officers and more than 4,600 permanent employees serving in 38 courthouses in 12 judicial districts located throughout the County. Check for updates on the Court’s website (www.lacourt.org) and Twitter page (@LASuperiorCourt).
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