STOCKTON, California (May 26, 2020): The San Joaquin County Superior Court is partially reopening and resuming court operations. See Public Notice, May 19, 2020. The Stockton and French Camp Courthouses are open, but entry is subject to the Presiding Judge’s Order of May 26, 2020.
The court is accepting all filings in all case types and initiating new actions. Although the clerks’ offices remain closed to the public, drop boxes are available outside the Stockton Courthouse between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Effective, May 28, 2020, e-filing will be available for civil, family and probate cases.
The court will begin conducting jury trials in the month of June. Persons who receive a jury summons asking them to appear for jury duty should check the court’s website for further instructions.
Everyone entering the courthouse will have their temperature taken. No individual will enter a courthouse with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more. Failure to submit to a temperature reading is grounds for denial of entry into a courthouse.
Only those with court business will be allowed into the building, including attorneys, those with calendared cases, victim advocates, and subpoenaed witnesses.
Those who do attend court proceedings must follow court physical distancing guidelines and all instructions provided by court security related to enforcement of these guidelines.
Judge Villapudua said, “As we move forward and expand court operations, we must balance the health and safety of the employees, justice partners, and the public we serve with the duty to maintain fair and equal access to justice for defendants, victims and others in our community.”
View the full notice here.
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