We are seeing a lot of eFiling projects being fast-tracked due to COVID-19. While we are planning to meet these dates so customers can eFile into these courts and case types by these deadlines, please note that the dates can change due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Placer County Superior Court has commenced mandatory eDelivery for all case types on Monday, May 11, 2020.
- San Diego Superior Court is planning to go live with permissive eFiling for Family Law on May 26th.
- Orange County Superior Court has commenced a soft re-opening of its courthouses with limited services beginning May 26, 2020.
- San Mateo Superior Court is shifting to mandatory eFiling for Civil and Small Claims on June 1st.
- Los Angeles Superior Court
- May 5th – Juvenile Dependency Phase Initial Filings (DCFS filings only)
- June 18th – Juvenile Dependency Subsequent Filings (DCFS filings only)
Additionally, the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact the operations of other California courts, but some have recently reopened and several are planning to reopen soon. By early June, the Pandemic Continuity of Operations Working Group, plans to “publish a framework to help the state’s 58 superior courts address interrupted services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group will develop a template courts can customize as the state, counties, and cities begin to lift or modify public health restrictions.”
In the meantime, we are closely monitoring court operations and regularly publishing updates. We encourage you to bookmark this page so you can easily reference it for the latest information on California court operations.
COVID-19 and California Court Updates
| County Court|| Clerks Window Reopening|| Drop Box Available|| eFiling / eDelivery Available
| Placer|| May 11, 2020|| Yes|| Yes
| Orange|| May 22, 2020|| No|| Yes
| Solano|| May 22, 2020|| Yes|| No
| San Diego|| May 26, 2020|| No||No|
| Contra Costa|| May 26, 2020|| Yes|| No
| San Joaquin|| May 27, 2020|| No|| No
| San Bernardino|| May 29, 2020|| Yes|| No
| Riverside|| May 29, 2020|| No|| Yes
| Santa Clara|| May 29, 2020|| No|| Yes
| Marin|| May 29, 2020|| Yes|| No
| Alameda|| May 31, 2020|| Yes|| No
| San Francisco|| June 1, 2020|| Yes|| Yes
| Ventura|| June 9, 2020|| No|| No
| Los Angeles|| June 10, 2020|| Yes|| Yes
| Sacramento|| June 12, 2020|| Yes|| No
| San Mateo|| June 12, 2020|| No|| Yes
Don’t see the court listed that you need? Here is a comprehensive list of court emergency notices for each county.
COVID-19 and How Rapid Legal is Serving You
Rapid Legal remains open and committed to minimizing any disruption to the level of service you’ve come to expect from us. However, we continue to take the necessary steps to assure the protection of our employees and vendors, in accordance with local government and health official’s guidelines, which may cause delays in some services due to logistical and unforeseen challenges. We appreciate your patience during this time.
- eFiling continues to remain available as usual.
- Physical court filings continue to be delivered to the court wherever courts have stayed open or made drop boxes available.
- Service of process remains available as usual. All process serving documents are accepted and our nationwide network of professional partners continue to serve papers across the country.
- If you need an extra hand, we also offer Concierge Service to place order(s) on your behalf.
- Customer Support team members remain available via email and phone from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific, Monday – Friday. Please note that wait times can be longer than usual. We appreciate your patience.
We recognize the importance litigation support services play in the legal process, especially for time-sensitive matters. Rest assured that our team is, and will continue to be, here to support you.
Have questions about court operations’ or want to learn more about eFiling? Schedule a 15-minute call with a Rapid Legal Account Manager today – we’ll be happy to help answer any questions you may have!
– The Rapid Legal Team