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Court Emergency Orders

The table below shows emergency orders that have been signed by the Chief Justice. Additional emergency orders will be added once they become available.

Statewide

Arraignment Time Extension Rescinded
Rescinds provision in previous order authorizing courts to extend time for defendants to be arraigned. Defendants again arraigned within 48 hours. Order 
[Previous order (link) authorized courts to extend arraignments from 48 hours to 7 days.]
June 10
Criminal trial time extension
The order adds a 30-day extension, bringing extensions of time to hold criminal trials during the pandemic to a total of 90 days. News Release │Order
April 29
Temporary emergency measures
Order implements action approved by Judicial Council on March 28; clarifies order suspending jury trials for 60 days. News Release │Order
March 30

Suspended all jury trials by 60 days and allows courts to immediately adopt new rules to address the impact of the pandemic. News ReleaseOrder

March 23

 

California Supreme Court

Deadlines extended for an additional 30 days in all high court proceedings. Order April 10
Deadlines extended by 30 days "to do any act required or permitted under CA Rules of Court." The order applies only to California Supreme Court proceedings with deadlines from March 20 through April 20. (News Release | Order) March 20
Expanded electronic filing of all documents, including briefs. (News Release) March 18
Amended oral argument procedure "to protect the health and safety of the public." (Order) March 16

 

Appellate Courts

File Updated
Courts of Appeal #2

April 15, 2020
All California Courts of Appeal

April 9, 2020
Fifth Appellate District

March 23, 2020
Third Appellate District

March 23, 2020
Fourth Appellate District

March 20, 2020
Second Appellate District

March 20, 2020
Sixth Appellate District

March 18, 2020
First Appellate District

March 18, 2020

 

Superior Courts

File Updated
Alameda #5

June 29, 2020
Alameda #4

May 29, 2020
Alameda #3

May 1, 2020
Alameda #2

April 3, 2020
Alameda

March 17, 2020
File Updated
Amador

March 17, 2020
File Updated
Butte #5

September 10, 2020
Butte #4

July 21, 2020
Butte #3

April 22, 2020
Butte #2

March 23, 2020
Butte

March 18, 2020
File Updated
Calaveras

March 18, 2020
File Updated
Colusa #5

August 20, 2020
Colusa #4

July 28, 2020
Colusa #3

May 1, 2020
Colusa #2

April 6, 2020
Colusa

March 20, 2020
File Updated
Contra Costa #11

September 25, 2020
Contra Costa #10

September 10, 2020
Contra Costa #9

August 27, 2020
Contra Costa #8

August 12, 2020
Contra Costa #7

July 31, 2020
Contra Costa #6

July 1, 2020
Contra Costa #5

June 4, 2020
Contra Costa #4

June 3, 2020
Contra Costa #3

April 29, 2020
Contra Costa #2

March 30, 2020
Contra Costa

March 13, 2020
File Updated
Del Norte #3

May 7, 2020
Del Norte #2

April 16, 2020
Del Norte

March 20, 2020
File Updated
El Dorado #2

April 16, 2020
El Dorado

March 18, 2020
File Updated
Fresno #8

September 15, 2020
Fresno #7

August 17, 2020
Fresno #6

July 16, 2020
Fresno #5

June 18, 2020
Fresno #4

April 30, 2020
Fresno #3

April 1, 2020
Fresno #2

March 19, 2020
Fresno

March 17, 2020
File Updated
Glenn

March 18, 2020
File Updated
Humboldt #3

June 19, 2020
Humboldt #2

April 15, 2020
Humboldt

March 17, 2020
File Updated
Imperial #4

June 17, 2020
Imperial #3

May 18, 2020
Imperial #2

April 17, 2020
Imperial

March 18, 2020
File Updated
Inyo #3

August 17, 2020
Inyo #2

April 14, 2020
Inyo

March 20, 2020
File Updated
Kern #6

August 25, 2020
Kern #5

July 8, 2020
Kern #4

May 1, 2020
Kern #3

April 1, 2020
Kern #2

March 19, 2020
Kern

March 17, 2020
File Updated
Kings #7

October 21, 2020
Kings #6

September 16, 2020
Kings #5

August 17, 2020
Kings #4

July 14, 2020
Kings #3

June 15, 2020
Kings #2

April 14, 2020
Kings

March 18, 2020
File Updated
Lake #4

August 14, 2020
Lake #3

April 28, 2020
Lake #2

March 27, 2020
Lake

March 16, 2020
File Updated
Los Angeles #9

October 8, 2020
Los Angeles #8

October 6, 2020
Los Angeles #7

August 10, 2020
Los Angeles #6

July 10, 2020
Los Angeles #5

June 10, 2020
Los Angeles #4

June 1, 2020
Los Angeles #3

May 12, 2020
Los Angeles #2

April 13, 2020
Los Angeles

March 16, 2020
File Updated
Madera #7

September 11, 2020
Madera #6

August 13, 2020
Madera #5

July 8, 2020
Madera #4

May 15, 2020
Madera #3

April 20, 2020
Madera #2

March 26, 2020
Madera

March 17, 2020
File Updated
Marin #10

October 15, 2020
Marin #9

September 16, 2020
Marin #8

August 18, 2020
Marin #7

July 20, 2020
Marin #6

June 19, 2020
Marin #5

May 22, 2020
Marin #4

April 27, 2020
Marin #3

March 30, 2020
Marin #2

March 17, 2020
Marin

March 16, 2020
File Updated
Mariposa

March 23, 2020
File Updated
Mendocino #2

April 2, 2020
Mendocino

March 17, 2020
File Updated
Merced #8

October 13, 2020
Merced #7

September 3, 2020
Merced #6

July 29, 2020
Merced #5

June 11, 2020
Merced #4

May 19, 2020
Merced #3

April 13, 2020
Merced #2

March 23, 2020
Merced

March 18, 2020
File Updated
Modoc

April 3, 2020
File Updated
Mono

August 10, 2020
File Updated
Monterey #3

April 30, 2020
Monterey #2

April 2, 2020
Monterey

March 18, 2020
File Updated
Napa #3

April 30, 2020
Napa #2

April 8, 2020
Napa

March 17, 2020
File Updated
Nevada #9

September 29, 2020
Nevada #8

August 18, 2020
Nevada #7

July 8, 2020
Nevada #6

June 8, 2020
Nevada #5

May 8, 2020
Nevada #4

April 10, 2020
Nevada #3

March 23, 2020
Nevada #2

March 19, 2020
Nevada

March 16, 2020
File Updated
Orange #9

September 10, 2020
Orange #8

August 13, 2020
Orange #7

July 16, 2020
Orange #6

June 18, 2020
Orange #5

June 10, 2020
Orange #4

May 26, 2020
Orange #3

April 24, 2020
Orange #2

March 26, 2020
Orange

March 16, 2020
File Updated
Placer #3

June 19, 2020
Placer #2

April 10, 2020
Placer

March 17, 2020
File Updated
Plumas #2

April 22, 2020
Plumas

March 20, 2020
File Updated
Riverside #15

October 15, 2020
Riverside #14

September 28, 2020
Riverside #13

September 17, 2020
Riverside #12

August 19, 2020
Riverside #11

August 14, 2020
Riverside #10

July 29, 2020
Riverside #9

July 21, 2020
Riverside #8

June 23, 2020
Riverside #7

June 2, 2020
Riverside #6

May 26, 2020
Riverside #5

April 24, 2020
Riverside #4

April 1, 2020
Riverside #3

March 23, 2020
Riverside #2

March 20, 2020
Riverside

March 17, 2020
File Updated
Sacramento #10

October 14, 2020
Sacramento #9

September 15, 2020
Sacramento #8

August 17, 2020
Sacramento #7

July 15, 2020
Sacramento #6

June 24, 2020
Sacramento #5

June 11, 2020
Sacramento #4

May 14, 2020
Sacramento #3

April 16, 2020
Sacramento #2

March 27, 2020
Sacramento

March 17, 2020
File Updated
San Bernardino #8

October 13, 2020
San Bernardino #7

September 14, 2020
San Bernardino #6

August 13, 2020
San Bernardino #5

July 16, 2020
San Bernardino #4

June 11, 2020
San Bernardino #3

April 29, 2020
San Bernardino #2

April 1, 2020
San Bernardino

March 17, 2020
File Updated
San Diego #17

October 6, 2020
San Diego #16

October 5, 2020
San Diego #15

September 8, 2020
San Diego #14

September 4, 2020
San Diego #13

August 11, 2020
San Diego #12

August 7, 2020
San Diego #11

July 21, 2020
San Diego #10

July 14, 2020
San Diego #9

June 30, 2020
San Diego #8

June 17, 2020
San Diego #7

June 10, 2020
San Diego #6

June 4, 2020
San Diego #5

April 29, 2020
San Diego #4

April 3, 2020
San Diego #3

April 2, 2020
San Diego #2

March 18, 2020
San Diego

March 17, 2020
File Updated
San Francisco #4

May 27, 2020
San Francisco #3

April 10, 2020
San Francisco #2

March 19, 2020
San Francisco #1

March 16, 2020
File Updated
San Joaquin #3

April 28, 2020
San Joaquin #2

April 2, 2020
San Joaquin

March 17, 2020
File Updated
San Luis Obispo #8

September 24, 2020
San Luis Obispo #7

August 28, 2020
San Luis Obispo #6

July 31, 2020
San Luis Obispo #5

July 2, 2020
San Luis Obispo #4

June 4, 2020
San Luis Obispo #3

May 7, 2020
San Luis Obispo #2

April 9, 2020
San Luis Obispo

March 16, 2020
File Updated
San Mateo #8

August 25, 2020
San Mateo #7

August 12, 2020
San Mateo #6

July 13, 2020
San Mateo #5

June 11, 2020
San Mateo #4

May 14, 2020
San Mateo #3

April 10, 2020
San Mateo #2

April 2, 2020
San Mateo

March 16, 2020
File Updated
Santa Barbara #9

October 14, 2020
Santa Barbara #8

September 15, 2020
Santa Barbara #7

August 14, 2020
Santa Barbara #6

July 7, 2020
Santa Barbara #5

May 26, 2020
Santa Barbara #4

April 24, 2020
Santa Barbara #3

March 27, 2020
Santa Barbara #2

March 18, 2020
Santa Barbara

March 16, 2020
File Updated
Santa Clara #15

September 28, 2020
Santa Clara #14

September 10, 2020
Santa Clara #13

August 31, 2020
Santa Clara #12

August 12, 2020
Santa Clara #11

July 31, 2020
Santa Clara #10

July 15, 2020
Santa Clara #9

July 1, 2020
Santa Clara #8

June 1, 2020
Santa Clara #7

May 18, 2020
Santa Clara #6

April 29, 2020
Santa Clara #5

April 16, 2020
Santa Clara #4

March 30, 2020
Santa Clara #3

March 18, 2020
Santa Clara #2

March 17, 2020
Santa Clara

March 13, 2020
File Updated
Santa Cruz #5

September 3, 2020
Santa Cruz #4

July 27, 2020
Santa Cruz #3

May 29, 2020
Santa Cruz #2

March 27, 2020
Santa Cruz

March 18, 2020
File Updated
Shasta #3

April 9, 2020
Shasta #2

March 23, 2020
Shasta

March 17, 2020
File Updated
Sierra #7

August 28, 2020
Sierra #6

July 29, 2020
Sierra #5

June 26, 2020
Sierra #4

May 29, 2020
Sierra #3

May 1, 2020
Sierra #2

April 3, 2020
Sierra

March 18, 2020
File Updated
Siskiyou #5

September 16, 2020
Siskiyou #4

July 31, 2020
Siskiyou #3

June 15, 2020
Siskiyou #2

April 15, 2020
Siskiyou

March 19, 2020
File Updated
Solano #3

April 29, 2020
Solano #2

April 3, 2020
Solano

March 17, 2020
File Updated
Sonoma #7

September 29, 2020
Sonoma #6

August 28, 2020
Sonoma #5

July 29, 2020
Sonoma #4

June 4, 2020
Sonoma #3

March 27, 2020
Sonoma #2

March 18, 2020
Sonoma

March 16, 2020
File Updated
Stanislaus #10

October 9, 2020
Stanislaus #9

September 10, 2020
Stanislaus #8

August 11, 2020
Stanislaus #7

July 13, 2020
Stanislaus #6

June 19, 2020
Stanislaus #5

June 12, 2020
Stanislaus #4

June 10, 2020
Stanislaus #3

May 15, 2020
Stanislaus #2

April 16, 2020
Stanislaus

March 18, 2020
File Updated
Sutter #2

April 10, 2020
Sutter

March 20, 2020
File Updated
Tehama #3

May 1, 2020
Tehama #2

April 2, 2020
Tehama

March 19, 2020
File Updated
Trinity

March 20, 2020
File Updated
Tulare #7

September 17, 2020
Tulare #6

August 10, 2020
Tulare #5

July 8, 2020
Tulare #4

June 9, 2020
Tulare #3

May 11, 2020
Tulare #2

April 13, 2020
Tulare

March 17, 2020
File Updated
Tuolumne #3

September 15, 2020
Tuolumne #2

April 20, 2020
Tuolumne

March 19, 2020
File Updated
Ventura #8

September 14, 2020
Ventura #7

September 8, 2020
Ventura #6

August 27, 2020
Ventura #5

June 10, 2020
Ventura #4

May 11, 2020
Ventura #3

April 14, 2020
Ventura #2

March 20, 2020
Ventura

March 13, 2020
File Updated
Yolo #3

April 27, 2020
Yolo #2

March 30, 2020
Yolo

March 17, 2020
File Updated
Yuba #2

April 7, 2020
Yuba

March 20, 2020


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