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California court updates - COVID-19

How California courts are reacting to the recent coronavirus situation

Last updated on March 27 at 4:40 p.m. Please check the courts' websites for the latest information on closures and other changes.

Courts across the United States have been advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local government to restrict movement to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Many courts in California, and elsewhere, are postponing trials, limiting access to their buildings, and in some cases closing non-essential functions. We will endeavor to keep the table below updated with the latest news from the largest courts that we serve.

The situation is rapidly evolving, however. Further announcements are anticipated. We recommend consulting the court's website directly for the most up to date information.

Unless otherwise noted, One Legal continues to provide eFiling, physical filing, and courtesy copy delivery in any court currently accepting submissions, as well as serving process papers across the U.S.

Largest Superior Courts in California

County court Update
Alameda
(last update: 3/27/2020)

Status of court filing:

With the exception of urgent filings, such as TROs, the court is not currently accepting filings. You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered when the court re-opens.

The court's Emergency Order specifies March 17 through April 3 2020 to be treated as "Court Holidays" for the purposes of computing filing deadlines.

Status of public access:

Courthouses are closed to the public and not currently scheduled to re-open until at least April 7.

Links to documentation:

News release (3/19)>>

News release (3/25)>>

Emergency order (3/17)>>

Contra Costa
(last update: 3/27/2020)

Status of court filing:

The court is not currently accepting filings. You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered when the court begins accepting filings again.

UPDATED: The court will start accepting the following filings, as per the 3/27 news release:

  • Emergency Criminal and Juvenile Matters on March 30, 2020
  • All other matters (except Traffic and UD) on April 6, 2020
  • Traffic and UD matters may not be filed at this time

The court's Emergency Order specifies March 16 through April 1 2020 to be treated as "Court Holidays" for the purposes of computing filing deadlines.

Status of public access:

UPDATED: The Court will be closed through April 30. Courthouses are closed to the public and not currently scheduled to re-open until at least April 2.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/27)>>

Emergency order (3/13)>>

Fresno
(last update: 3/27/2020)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit electronic court filings through One Legal despite the court closure.

The court's Emergency Order specifies March 17 through April 3 2020 to be treated as "Court Holidays" for the purposes of computing filing deadlines.

Status of public access:

Courthouses are closed to the public and not currently scheduled to re-open until at least April 6.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Emergency order (3/17)>>

Emergency order (3/19)>>

General order (3/21)>>

General order (3/25)>>

Los Angeles
(last update: 3/27 at 12:40 p.m.)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One LegaleFilings will be submitted to the court and physical filings will be delivered to the court's dropbox.

Courtesy copies are not required until further notice and are not permitted to be placed in drop boxes.

March 17 through April 16 are to be deemed "Court Holidays" for the purpose of calculating deadlines.

Status of public access:

Access to the courthouse has been restricted to only authorized parties through June 22, 2020.

Effective March 23 and until further notice, all clerk's offices are closed at all 38 courthouses. All civil and criminal trials are suspended through April 16. The court is open only for emergency and essential matters.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/20)>>

News release: traffic infractions (3/18)>>

Emergency order (3/16)>>

General order (3/19)>>

General order (3/23)>>

Timeline of events (3/26)>>

Orange
(last update: 3/27/2020)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit eFilings through One Legal.

March 17 through March 27 are to be deemed "Court Holidays" for the purposes of computing deadlines. 

See the court’s Coronavirus Updates page for detailed information. Updates were posted 3/26 for CR and FL.

Status of public access:

All court facilities are closed to the public until at least March 30, 2020.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/27)>>

Emergency order (3/16)>>

Riverside
(last update: 3/27/2020)

Status of court filing:

The court is not currently accepting filings. You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered when the court re-opens.

March 17 through March 26 are to be deemed "Court Holidays" for the purpose of computing the time for filing papers.

Status of public access:

The court is closed to the public, except for emergency matters, until at least April 3.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/19)>> 

Emergency order (3/17)>>

Emergency order (3/20)>>

Emergency order (3/23)>>

Sacramento
(last update: 3/27/2020)

Status of court filing:

With the exception of urgent filings, such as TROs, the court is not currently accepting filings. You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered when the court re-opens.

See the court’s Coronavirus Updates page for detailed information.

The court's Emergency Order specifies March 18 through April 16 2020 to be treated as "Court Holidays" for the purposes of computing filing deadlines.

Status of public access:

All courthouses are closed to the public except for emergency hearings (see order) until at least April 16.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Link to emergency order (3/17)>>

Link to emergency order (3/19)>>

San Bernardino
(last update: 3/27/2020)

Status of court filing:

With the exception of urgent filings, such as TROs, the court is not currently accepting filings. You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered when the court re-opens.

The court's Emergency Order specifies March 17 through April 2 2020 to be treated as "Court Holidays" for the purposes of computing filing deadlines.

Status of public access:

All courthouses are closed to the public except for emergency hearings (see order) until at least April 2.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/18)>>

Emergency order (3/17)>>

Emergency order (3/18)>>

San Diego
(last update 3/24/2020)

Status of court filing:

eFiling and in-person filings are suspended. While you may elect to eFile documents via One Legal, your eFiling will be held in a queue during the Court's closure and will be file stamped for the date the court resumes normal operations. 

March 17 through April 3, inclusive, to be deemed holidays for the purposes of computing the time for filing.

Status of public access:

The San Diego Superior Court has suspended all non-emergency services effective March 17 through April 3.
The following services are available in San Diego and require a personal appearance for filing:


  • Chamber ex parte requests for civil harassment TROs, DVTROs, and Gun Violence Protective Orders.

  • Petitions for writ seeking emergency relief in unlawful detainer matters.

  • Emergency writs challenging COVID-19 emergency measures.

Links to documentation: 

Latest news release (3/24)>>

Emergency order #1 (3/17)>>

Emergency order #2 (3/18)>>

Emergency order #3 (3/19)>>

General order (3/24)>>

San Francisco
(last update: 3/26/2020)

Status of court filing:

The court is accepting physical filings by dropbox and eFilings may continue to be submitted. You may continue to submit filing orders through One Legal.

The court's Emergency Order specifies March 18 through April 15 2020 to be treated as "Court Holidays" for the purposes of computing filing deadlines.

Status of public access:

Through April 15, the Court will be drastically scaling back operations. Please consult the court's website for details.

Links to documentation: 

Latest news release>>

Emergency order (3/16)>>

Emergency order (3/19)>>

General order (3/24)>>

San Mateo
(last update: 3/19/2020)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit eFilings to the court through One Legal.

The court's Emergency Order specifies March 16 through March 31 2020 to be treated as "Court Holidays" for the purposes of computing filing deadlines.

Status of public access:

With few exceptions, the court is closed to the public until at least April 7. All trials are suspended for up to 30 days.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>
Link to emergency order (3/16)>>
Link to emergency order (3/19)>>
Santa Clara
(last update: 3/27/2020)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit eFilings to the court through One Legal.

See the court’s Coronavirus Updates page for detailed information.

The court's Emergency Order specifies March 17 through March 27 2020 to be treated as "Court Holidays" for the purposes of computing filing deadlines.

Status of public access:

With few exceptions, the court is closed to the public until at least April 7 or until the county's "shelter-in-place" order is lifted.

Links to documentation:
Latest news release>>
Link to emergency order #1 (3/13)>>
Link to emergency order #2 (3/17)>>
Link to emergency order #3 (3/18)>>

Other California Superior Courts



County court

Update

Alpine

(last update: 3/17/2020)

Status of court filing:

Personal appearances are suspended and scheduled court hearings, with the exception of criminal matters, will be rescheduled to May 2020. 

Status of public access:

The court encourages a reduction in all non-essential hearings.

For now, the courthouse remains open and filings are being delivered.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Amador

(last update 3/18/2020)

Status of court filing:

The court will receive filings for essential matters, such as TROs, but all other filing is suspended.

Days between March 17 and April 3 inclusive to be deemed holidays for the purpose of computing the time for filing papers.

Status of public access:

Except for essential time-sensitive matters, the courthouse is closed until April 6.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Link to emergency order (3/17)>>

Butte

(last update: 3/23/2020)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to eFile.

Status of public access:

The Court will be closed the week of March 23 - 27 with limited exceptions. All existing Court Calendars will be rescheduled by the Court to a future date with the exception

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/23)>>
Link to emergency order (3/18)>>

Calaveras

(last update: 3/20/2020)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to eFile.

Status of public access:

Effective March 19, all Clerk's Counters will be closed to the public until further notice.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/19)>>
Link to emergency order (3/18)>>

Colusa

(last update: 3/27/2020)

Status of court filing:

Emergency orders can be filed and will be submitted via drop box.

The Court declared March 20 through April 3 to be court holidays for the purpose of computing time and for filing papers.

Status of public access:

The Court is closed to the public until April 3.

The time periods provided to bring an action to trial will be extended by no more than 18 days where the statutory deadline otherwise would expire between the dates above.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/19)>>
Emergency order (3/20)>>

Del Norte

(last update: 3/27/2020)

Status of court filing:

The court is not currently accepting filings. You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered when the court re-opens.


The Court declared March 20 through April 17 to be court holidays for the purpose of computing time and for filing papers.

Status of public access:

The Court is closed to the public.

Links to documentation:

Latest press release (3/24)>>

Emergency order (3/20)>>

El Dorado

(last update: 3/27/2020)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court's dropbox.

March 17 to March 20, inclusive, to be deemed court holidays for the purpose of computing deadlines.

Status of public access:

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all Clerk’s Counters will be closed to the public in all Court facilities.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Emergency order (3/18)>>

Administrative order (3/23)>>

Glenn

(last update: 3/20/2020)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal, which will be physically delivered via the provided dropbox.

Status of public access:

Access to the courthouse is limited to only those who have business with the court as designated in the above order.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Link to emergency order (3/20)>>

Humboldt

(last update: 3/24/2020)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered via drop box.

Status of public access:

The court is closed from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, through Friday, March, 20, 2020 (days to be deemed court holidays). 

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, and continuing for at least thirty (30) days thereafter, and possibly until the end of the state of emergency, the Court will conduct limited hearings and limited Court operation.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Link to emergency order (3/17)>>

Imperial

(last update: 3/20/2020)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal, which will be eDelivered to the court on your behalf.

Effective March 23 through March 30, the El Centro Courthouse will be open only to persons who have restraining order paperwork or other emergency requests.

Status of public access:

Effective March 23 through March 30, the Brawley and Winterhaven Courthouses will be closed to the public.

All civil proceedings will be rescheduled.

Link to documentation:

Latest news release (3/20)>>

Inyo

(last update: 3/23/2020)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal.

Status of public access:

The courthouse remains open, but members of the public having business with the Court are strongly discouraged from bringing relatives or friends to the courthouse.

All jury trials through April 13 have been vacated and, subject to judicial discretion, the Court will "liberally grant continuances upon request".

Link to documentation:

Latest news release>>

General Order 3/20>>

Kern

(last update: 3/20/2020)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit electronic court filings through One Legal.

March 18 to March 30 inclusive to be deemed holidays for the purpose of computing filing deadlines.

Status of public access:

Beginning March 18, all Clerk’s windows will be closed to the public, until further notice.

Until March 30 only limited case types will be heard. See release above for details.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Emergency order (3/17)>>

Emergency order (3/19)>>

Kings
(last update: 3/18/2020)
Status of court filing:
You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court's dropbox.
Status of public access:
All interior customer service counters, inside the courthouse, will be closed to the public effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The court will operate 1640 Kings County Drive Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 582.1010, ext. 6002 two (2) exterior service windows to handle court business. Payments will be accepted online, outside drop box, or exterior service windows.
Links to documentation:
Latest news release>>
Link to emergency order (3/18)>>
Lake
(last update 3/18/2020)
Status of  court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered when the court re-opens.

Closed days to be treated as "Court Holidays" for the purpose of deadlines.

Status of public access:

All courthouses are closed until April 2, and "the court will only handle in-custody arraignments, juvenile detentions and preliminary hearings in which time has not been waived.

The court clerk's offices will be closed. You may continue to submit filings, but they will be held and physically delivered once the court re-open.

Links to documentation:
Latest news release>>
Link to emergency order (3/17)>

Lassen
(last update: 3/18/2020)
Status of  court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court's dropbox.

Status of public access:

The court will be limiting access to the courthouse, except for essential and time-sensitive matters, until April 13.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Madera
(last update: 3/20/2020)
Status of court filing:

The courthouse remains open for filings. You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court.

Status of public access:

All civil trials, with the exception of unlawful detainer trials, currently scheduled between March 17, 2020 and April 3, 2020, are continued on a rolling basis for eight weeks from the currently scheduled trial date.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/19)>>   
Link to emergency order (3/17)>>

Marin 
(last update 3/18/2020)
Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered when the court re-opens.

During the closure all clerks offices will remain closed, except for a single criminal courtroom and a courtroom for hearing TROs and other emergency orders.

Status of public access:

The court will be closed for all non-essential matters effective March 17 until April 7.

Closed days are to be deemed "Court Holidays".

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>> 
Emergency order #1 (3/16)>>
Emergency order #2 (3/17)>>

Mariposa
(last update: 3/18/2020)
Status of court filing

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered when the court re-opens.

The Court declared March 23 through April 19 to be court holidays for the purpose of computing time and for filing papers.

Status of public access:

The court will be focused on essential hearings only until May 1.

The time periods provided to bring an action to trial will be extended by no more than 30 days where the statutory deadline otherwise would expire between the dates above.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Standing order (3/18)>>

Emergency order (3/23)>>

Mendocino
(last updated: 3/19)
Status of  court filing
You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered when the court re-opens.


March 17 through April 3 are the be deemed court holidays for the purposes of filing deadlines.

Status of public access:

The court is postponing civil trials and focusing on essential and time-sensitive matters.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>> 

Emergency order (3/17)>>

Merced
(last updated: 3/23)
Status of court filing

You may continue to submit eFilings through One Legal. 

Status of public access:

The Court will remain open for specific case types deemed to be "essential matters."

The time periods provided to bring an action to trial will be extended by no more than 30 days where the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from March 24, 2020 through April 28, 2020.

Links to documentation:

Link to most recent press release (3/20)>>

Link to emergency order (3/18)>>

Modoc

(last updated:

3/19)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court.

Status of public access:

Counsel in all civil, family law and probate matters scheduled to appear between March 17, 2020 to and including April 13, 2020 should plan on attending via Court- Call.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

General Order (3/17)>>

Mono (last updated: 3/23)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court.

Status of public access:

Mammoth Lakes and Bridgeport courthouses will be closed to the public except for time-sensitive, essential functions.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/23)>>

Monterey (last updated 3/19) Status of court filing:
You may continue to submit eFilings through One Legal. 
This Court has declared March 18, 2020 to April 6, 2020 as holidays for purposes of computing time.
Status of public access:
The Court is closed to the public from March 18 through April 3, 2020.
Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Link to emergency order (3/18)>>

Napa
(last update: 3/17/2020)
Status of  court filing:

You may continue to submit eFilings through One Legal.

A drop box for emergency matters will be available at the Criminal Court Building (1111 Third Street), when you enter the courthouse, it will be to the right. (Routine matters will not be processed until normal court operations resume.)

Status of public access:
All locations are closed to the public beginning March 18 through April 10.

Minimal operations will be maintained to support in-custody arraignments, emergency matters, and certain family and juvenile matters. 

Any court calendars will be heard in the Criminal Court Building

Links to documentation:

Emergency order>>

Nevada (last updated: 3/20) Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court's dropbox.

The Court has declared March 16 to April 14, 2020 to be court holidays for the purpose of computing time.

Status of public access:

The Court has limited certain court services to ensure social distancing while maintaining access to justice.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Emergency order (3/18)>>

Emergency order (3/19)>

Emergency order (3/23)>>

Placer (last updated: 3/20) Status of court filing
You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court.

Status of public access:

Effective Monday, March 23, the Placer County Superior Court will reduce to critical minimum functions.

This Court has declared March 17, 2020 to April 15, 2020 as holidays for purposes of computing time.

The time periods provided to bring an action to trial will be extended by no more than 30 days where the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from March 16, 2020 through April 15, 2020.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/20)>>

Emergency order (3/17)>>

Infographic>>

Plumas (last update: 3/23) Status of court filing:
You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court's dropbox.
Status of public access:
Effective March 24, the Court will reduce to essential minimum services.
Links to documentation:
Latest news release>>
San Benito (last updated: 3/24) Status of court filing:
You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court.

Status of public access:

Effective March 19 through May 4, the San Benito Superior Court will reschedule the matters as listed in the news release.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/24)>>

San Joaquin (last updated: 3/20) Status of court filing:
You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court.
This Court has declared March 17, 2020 to April 5, 2020, inclusive, be deemed holidays for purposes of computing time and filing papers.

Status of public access:

All civil proceedings, including trials, currently set between Monday, March 16, and Friday, April 3, 2020, will be continued on a rolling basis from the currently scheduled trial date.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/18)>>

Emergency order (3/17)>>

San Luis Obispo (last update: 3/20) Status of court filing:
You may continue to submit eFilings through One Legal.
Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, public access to the courthouses in Paso Robles and Grover Beach will be closed.

Status of public access:

Public access to the San Luis Obispo courthouse will be limited to those appearing for matters on the calendar that day. 

All Court staff will report to work and will assist the public remotely.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/18)>>

Santa Barbara
(last update: 3/20/2020)
Status of court filing:
You may continue to submit eFilings through One Legal, but expect delays.
For the purposes of computing time for filing papers with the Court, March 17 to March 27 are deemed court holidays.
In cases where the statutory deadline would otherwise expire between March 16 to April 15. the Court extends the time provided to bring an action to trial by no more than 30 days.
Status of public access:
All courtrooms, with the exception of a few that will remain open for essential matters, are closed until April 3.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Link to emergency order (3/19)>>

Santa Cruz
(last update: 3/20/2020)
Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit eFilings through One Legal.

The Court declared March 17 to March 20 to be court holidays for the purposes of computing time.

Status of public access:

In cases where the statutory deadline would otherwise expire between March 17 to April 16, the Court extends the time provided to bring an action to trial by no more than 30 days.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Emergency order (3/18)>>

Shasta (last updated: 3/24) Status of  court filing:
You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court.
Status of public access:

"To serve the public and the community, the Court is operating under normal hours and operations, with some adjustments in the Self-Help hours. Any further updates will be communicated through our website."

Time periods extended for criminal trials where the statutory deadlines would otherwise expire.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/24)>>

Emergency order (3/17)>>

Emergency order: civil matters (3/18)>>

Emergency order (3/23)>>

Sierra (last updated: 3/24)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court.

The Court has declared that March 18, 2020, to April 3, 2020 be deemed holidays for purposes of computing time and for filing papers.

Status of public access:

The Court is closed from March 18 through April 3, 2020.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Emergency order (3/18)>>

Siskiyou (last updated: 3/23)

Status of  court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court. Expect delays on orders placed after the hours listed below.

The Court has declared that March 23 to April 17, 2020 be deemed holidays for purposes of computing time and for filing papers.

Status of public access:

The Court has reduced hours and is only open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

In cases where the statutory deadline would otherwise expire between March 23 to April 17, the Court extends the time provided to bring an action to trial by no more than 30 days.

Links to documentation:

Emergency order (3/19)>>

Notice of reduced court hours (3/22)>>

Solano (last

updated: 3/19)

Status of court filing:
You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court's dropbox.
The Court has declared that March 17, 2020, to April 5, 2020 be deemed holidays for purposes of computing time.

Status of public access:

To focus on public safety, and ensure access to essential court services, the court is reducing operations.

Links to documentation:

Emergency order (3/17)>>

Sonoma
(last updated: 3/23)
Status of court filing:
You may continue to submit electronic court filings through One Legal.

March 17-27 will be deemed holidays for the purpose of filing papers.

March 16-31 will be deemed holidays for the purpose of computing time.

Status of public access:

The Court is closed to the public from March 16 through April 3, 2020.

The time period provided to bring an action to trial is extended by not more than 30 days, applicable only to cases in which the statutory deadline would expire on one of the dates above.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Emergency order (3/16)>>

Emergency order (3/18)>>

Stanislaus (last updated: 3/19) Status of court filing:
You may continue to submit electronic court filings through One Legal.
The Court has declared that March 18, 2020, to April 16, 2020 be deemed holidays for purposes of computing time.

Status of public access:

The Court Clerk's offices are closed until further notice.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Emergency order (3/18)>>

Sutter (last update: 3/20) Status of  court filing:
You may continue to submit electronic court filings through One Legal.
Status of public access:
Effective March 20, the Court will further reduce operations to focus on those that impact essential court functions, constitutional functions, public safety, children's safety, and those in other vulnerable categories, as listed in the above news release.
Links to documentation:
Latest news release (3/19)>>
Tehama (last update: 3/24) Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered once the court reopens.

The court has declared that March 19 to April 3 be deemed court holidays for the purpose of computing time and for filing papers.

Status of public access:

The Court will be closed for approximately two weeks, from March 19 through April 3, 2020.

Links to documentation:
Latest news release (3/19)>>
Emergency order (3/19)>>
Trinity (last updated: 3/25) Status of court filing:
You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered once the court reopens.
March 23 through April 17 are deemed court holidays for the purposes of computing time and for filing papers.
Status of public access:
The Court will be closed from March 23 through April 17, 2020.
Links to documentation:
Emergency order (3/20)>>
General order (3/23)>>
Tulare
(last update: 3/25/2020)
Status of court filing:
You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court's dropbox.
Status of public access:
All civil trials currently set between Tuesday, March 17, and Friday April 17, 2020, will be continued.
All service counters will be closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, April 17, 2020. Increased availability of phone, email, and dropbox options will be available to facilitate regular court transactions. Payments will be accepted online, by telephone or drop box.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Emergency order (3/17)>>

Memo regarding calendar schedule (3/18)>>

Tuolumne (last updated: 3/20)

Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court's dropbox.

The Court has declared that March 23 through April 22 be deemed court holidays for the purpose of computing time and for filing papers


Status of public access:

At this time the court will remain open for official business.

The time period provided to bring an action to trial is extended by not more than 30 days, applicable only to cases in which the statutory deadline would expire on one of the dates above.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Emergency order (3/19)>>
Ventura
(last update: 3/19)
Status of court filing:

You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered once the court reopens.

Status of public access:

The Court will be closed from March 16, 2020, to April 17, 2020. These dates have been deemed holidays for purposes of computing the time for filing papers and for purposes of computing time.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release (3/18)>>

Link to emergency order (3/13)>>

Yolo
(last update: 3/19)
Status of  court filing:
You may continue to submit filings through One Legal to be delivered to the court.
The days March 17, 2020, through April 1, 2020, will be considered court holidays per Code of Civil Procedure sections 12 and 12a.
Status of public access:

The Court will remain open with reduced calendars for essential functions, other court functions will be closed.

Where time period to bring an action to file or restraining orders would expire during the above dates, the duration is extended by no more than 30 days.

Links to documentation:

Latest news release>>

Emergency order (3/17)>>

Yuba
(last update: 3/20)
Status of  court filing:
You may continue to submit eFilings through One Legal, however, the earliest filing date would be April 10.
Status of public access:

The Court has declared March 20 through April 9 to be court holidays for the purpose of computing time and for filing papers.

Where time period to bring an action to file or restraining orders would expire during the above dates, the duration is extended by no more than 30 days.

Links to documentation:

Emergency order (3/20)>>

List of rescheduled hearing dates>>

Executive order #2 (3/20)>>

United States District Courts of California

Court Update
Northern District (last updated: 3/27)

Status of public access:

Oakland, San Jose, and Eureka/McKinleyville Courthouses are closed entirely to the public.

All trial dates scheduled between now and May 1 are vacated.

Civil matters will be decided on the papers, or by telephone or videoconference if a hearing is deemed necessary.

Links to documentation:

General Order No. 72>>

General Order No. 73>>

Amended General Order (3/23)>>

Central District (last updated: 3/23) Status of public access:
All courthouses will be closed to the public except for hearings on criminal duty matters, as indicated in the order. 

Intake sections in each courthouse will be closed to the public. 

No hearings will go forward except for emergency time-sensitive matters such as requests for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.

Links to documentation:

General Order 20-02>>

General Order 20-03>>

Southern District (last updated: 3/27) Status of public access:
See the court's Coronavirus Updates page for the latest details. All jury trials in civil and criminal cases are continued until April 16.
Judges retain discretion to schedule criminal and civil proceedings, except for convening jury trials.
The Court has adopted visitor restrictions to all courthouses and probation and pretrial services offices.
Links to documentation:
Chief Judge Order #17>>
Chief Judge Order #18>>
Chief Judge Order #18A>>
Chief Judge Order #19>>
Eastern District (last updated: 3/23) Status of public access:
All courthouses are closed to the public; only persons having official court business may enter.
Civil matters will be decided on the papers, or by telephone or videoconference if a hearing is deemed necessary.
Links to documentation:

General Order No. 611>>

General Order No. 612>>

United States Bankruptcy Courts of California

Court Update
Northern District (last updated: 3/23) No in-court trial or evidentiary hearing will be commenced before May 1; currently scheduled dates during that period are vacated.
There will be no physical access to any courtroom. All counsel, parties, and other interested persons who intend to appear on a calendar motion or application shall appear telepathically.
Requirements for courtesy copies are suspended pending further notice.
Links to documentation:
General Order 38>>
Central District (last updated: 3/23) There will be no physical access to any courtroom. Telephonic appearances are mandatory, except for trials and other evidentiary hearings through April 30, 2020, unless otherwise ordered by the court.

The requirement for courtesy copies for documents under 25 pages is temporarily suspended. Courtesy copies for documents over 25 pages should still be provided. 

Links to documentation:

General Order 20-02>>

Order of the Chief Judge 20-042>>

Southern District (last updated: 3/23) The Court remains open to the public and matters for hearing can be scheduled in the ordinary course.

All hearings will be conducted telephonically unless otherwise ordered by the judge.

Links to documentation:

Administrative Order No. 20-1>>

Eastern District (last updated: 3/23) All courthouses will be closed to the public.
Effective through May 1, all court hearings will be held telephonically, unless otherwise ordered by the Chief Judge.
All of the court’s civil matters will be decided on the papers, or if the assigned Judge believes a hearing is necessary, the hearing will be by telephone or videoconference.
Links to documentation:
General Order 610>>
General Order 611>>
General Order 612>>

California Courts of Appeal

Court Update
First District (last updated: 3/23) The Court has extended by no more than 30 days the time in which to do any act required or permitted under California Rules of Court.
All in-person oral argument sessions are suspended. Counsel who choose to present oral argument must do so telephonically.
The Court will continue to receive correspondence and filings both via paper and electronically.

Links to documentation:
Emergency Order (3/18)>>
Second District (last updated: 3/27) All in-person oral argument sessions are suspended. Counsel who choose to present oral argument must do so telephonically.

Links to documentation:
Emergency Order (3/16)>>
Emergency Order (3/20)>>
Third District (last updated: 3/27)

All in-person oral argument sessions are suspended. Counsel who choose to present oral argument must do so telephonically.

The Court has extended by no more than 30 days the time in which to do any act required or permitted under California Rules of Court.


Links to documentation:

Emergency Order (3/20)>>

Fourth District (last updated: 3/23) The Court has extended by no more than 30 days the time in which to do any act required or permitted under California Rules of Court. This order is in effect for proceedings in which the deadline for any action would occur between March 19 and April 18, 2020.
Emergency Order (3/20)>
Fifth District (last updated: 3/27) In-person oral argument sessions in this court are suspended. Counsel and/or parties appearing in propria persona will appear via CourtCall.

Links to documentation:

Administrative Order (3/17)>>

Emergency order (3/23)>>

Sixth District (last updated: 3/23) All oral argument sessions have been suspended until further notice.
The Court has extended by no more than 30 days the time in which to do any act required or permitted under California Rules of Court. This order is in effect for proceedings in which the deadline for any action would occur between March 18 and April 17, 2020.

Links to documentation:
Misc. Order No. 20-001>>
Emergency Order (3/18)>>

CT and CSC Services in California


Service hours
CSC - Lawyers Incorporating Service All service of process orders will be delivered the following business day to CSC Lawyers Incorporating Service due to their limited hours.
CT Corporation System All service of process orders will be delivered the following business day to CT Corporation System due to their limited hours.

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