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Latest California Court Announcements and Updates due to COVID-19

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COVID-19 and California Court Updates

Latest California Court Announcements and Updates due to COVID-19

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)

Have questions about court operations or want to learn more about eFiling? Schedule a 15-minute call with a Rapid Legal Account Manager today!
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

 

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