How are self-help centers being managed with shrinking resources? This newsroom feature takes a look at two very different centers sharing the same challenges.
The California Supreme Court directed the State Bar Court of California to abolish its informal practice of not requiring attorneys who have been ordered suspended for 90 days or less to inform their clients, the courts, and adverse parties of the suspension.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to hold criminal trials has been extended a total of 90 days.
Videoconference technology helps deliver self-help services remotely and increases a court's outreach.
Every year, nearly 1.2 million people come to self-help centers in California courthouses seeking guidance with civil cases such as divorces, evictions, and restraining orders. While every county court has its own self-help center, nearly a dozen also use JusticeCorps students to help serve users.
The table below shows emergency orders that have been signed by the Chief Justice. Additional emergency orders will be added once they become available.
The Judicial Council approved a revision to emergency rule 9 regarding the statutes of limitations for filing civil cases during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to clarify that the emergency rule also applies to “statutes of repose”.
The council's latest temporary emergency rule requires attorneys to electronically serve and receive notices and documents in all general civil actions and family and probate proceedings when requested to do so.
The California Supreme Court on June 2 honored the life of Justice Cruz Reynoso, the first Latino state Supreme Court justice in California history.
Webcasts of the court’s oral arguments have been accessed more than 44,000 times since it began streaming them last year.
The measures aim to continue essential court services while guarding the health and safety of the public, court employees, attorneys, litigants, judicial officers, law enforcement, and staff and inmates in detention facilities.
A pilot program that funds free legal services for low-income Californians facing critical civil cases drastically increased the likelihood of settlement, improved the longevity of court orders, and reduced court costs, a new study shows.