Alameda County Superior Court has enacted Emergency Rule 1.8a regarding Fax and Drop Box Filing during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Documents that may be filed by fax filing are:

  • Civil:
    • Ex parte requests for emergency relief and responses to those requests
    • Stipulations and proposed stipulated orders
    • Orders to show cause re preliminary injunctions and requests for temporary restraining orders (including civil harassment, workplace, and school violence matters) and related legally required pleadings
    • Petitions to withdraw funds from blocked accounts
    • In cases in which a motion was filed prior to March 17, 2020, all filings relating to the pending motion, including oppositions, and replies
    • In cases in which a case management conference was set prior to March 17, 2020, all filings relating to the already-scheduled or continued case management conference, including case management conference statements
  • Family:
    • Requests for temporary restraining orders, responses to those requests, and proofs of service relating to those requests
    • Ex parte requests for emergency relief and responses to those requests
    • Stipulations and proposed stipulated orders, including requests for appt. of private judges, mediators and experts
    • DCSS filings, limited to summons and complaints, stipulations, defaults, notices of motions, and responsive pleadings
  • Probate:
    • Ex parte requests for emergency relief, including requests for temporary guardianships and temporary conservatorships and related legally required pleadings, and responses to those requests
    • Petitions for exclusive authority to consent to medical treatment
    • Stipulations and proposed stipulated orders
    • Probate letters
  • Mental Health:
    • Filings relating to proceedings in Department 410

NOTE: The court requires a Fax Filing Coversheet (Judicial Counsel Form MC-005).

First Legal can assist you with fax filing.   Please submit your documents and completed Fax Filing Coversheet to sfcourt@firstlegal.com.  If you would like us to advance fees for you, leave the credit card and signature blank on the coversheet.

View the full notice here.

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