February 2020 Court Changes

Written by California Process Service
February 3, 2020

LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR

CHANGES TO CONTINUE PROBATE PETITION HEARING DATES

Effective January 15, 2020, the Probate Division is changing the process for seeking a continuance of petition hearing dates at the Stanley Mosk and Antelope Valley courthouses.

A new form, Form LASC PRO 080, Request to Continue Petition Hearing and Order, must be used to request a continuance of petition hearing dates for contested and uncontested petitions.

Click to get – Form LASC PRO 080

This form may not be used to request a continuance of an Order to Show Cause hearing, trial, settlement conference, restraining order or motion.

More details are available in LASC PRO 081-INFO, including these important requirements:

  • A separate form is required for each petition hearing sought to be continued.
  • The forms and fees must be submitted for filing no less than five court days from the scheduled hearing date.
  • Requests for continuance submitted less than five court days from the hearing date must be made by filing an Ex Parte Application or by making the request at the hearing.
  • If the petition is uncontested, only the signature of the requesting person is required on the Request to Continue Hearing form.
  • If the petition is contested, the signatures of all respondents or persons who have appeared are required. If the signatures of all respondents or persons who have appeared are not obtained, an Ex Parte Application or appearance at the hearing is required to request a continuance of the petition hearing.

Click to get – LASC PRO 081-INFO

Pursuant to Government Code Section 70617(c)(1) & (2), a $20 fee is applicable for filing the Request to Continue Petition Hearing and Order form. The fee is less than the fee required to file an Ex Parte Application.

Los Angeles Superior Court Rule 4.14 will be amended to conform to the new guidelines and is superseded by the General Order re: Continuance of Petition Hearing Dates in the Probate Division.

Please note the Court will eliminate the practice of allowing email requests to be submitted to the Probate Attorney or Probate Examiner assigned to prepare the Probate notes on the petition hearing to be continued.

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LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR

CENTRAL DISTRICT FAMILY LAW COURTROOM CHANGES

Effective January 27, 2020, the Family Law trial courtrooms located at the Central Civil West Courthouse will relocate to the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 N. Hill Street, LA 90012, and will remain as Family Law trial courtrooms as follows:

Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman

moves from D307 @ CCW to Stanley Mosk D35

Judge Bruce G. Iwasaki

moves from D308 @ CCW to Stanley Mosk D46

Judge Dean Hansell

moves from D309 @ CCW to Stanley Mosk D94

Judge Colin P. Leis

moves from D310 @ CCW to Stanley Mosk D41

Judge Christine Byrd

moves from D311 @ CCW to Stanley Mosk D42

Counsel and parties are instructed to identify the assigned judicial officer and department on the first page of all documents filed with the clerk, beneath the case number, to ensure proper departmental assignment, calendaring of hearings, and the distribution of documents.

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NEW & REVISED JUDICIAL COUNCIL FORMS

Download 2020 New and Revised Judicial Council Forms, effective January 1, here:

2020 Judicial Council Forms

STATEWIDE CIVIL FILING FEES

Judgment, Post-Judgment, and Records related fees have increased. When you use the certified DDS Legal eFiling portal, these new fees will be advanced, added to each job, and billed to your active and current DDS Legal account. Please review increases for your case accounting.

Download 2020 Statewide Civil Filing Fees,

effective January 1, here:

2020 Statewide Civil Filing Fees

ORANGE SUPERIOR eFILING

IMPLEMENTATION OF LOCAL RULE 314A IN CIVIL CASES

Effective January 1, 2020, Orange County Superior Court Local Rule 314A will be applicable.

Local Rule 314A requires electronic documents filed with or in response to another filed document to include on the first page the Register of Actions (“ROA”) number of the related document.

For law and motion documents, filers should add “(Related to ROA # __)” where the field after “ROA #” is the Register of Action number for the related Notice of Motion.

The text should be placed under the document title and above the hearing date, hearing time, and department required by Local Rule 314.

Highlighted below is an example of the location and text required by Local Rule 314A

Example, ROA #83 is the Register of Action number for the Notice of Motion for Summary Judgment that is related to the Reply.

PLAINTIFF’S REPLY TO DEFENDANT’S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (RELATED TO ROA #83)

Hearing Date: July 1, 2019

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Department: CX101

Download entire court notice for example screen shots:

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LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR

APPELLATE DIVISION 2020 HEARING DATES

The Appellate Division 2020 hearings will be scheduled at:

9 a.m. for Infraction and Misdemeanor cases

1:30 p.m. for Limited Civil cases

In the Appellate Division Courtroom, Department 70,

Room 615, Stanley Mosk Courthouse,

111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles

On the following dates, subject to further order of the court:

January 9 and 23, 2020

February 6 and 20, 2020

March 5 and 19, 2020

April 2 and 16, 2020

May 7 and 21, 2020

June 4 and 18, 2020

July 9 and 23, 2020

August 6 and 20, 2020

September 3 and 17, 2020

October 1 and 15, 2020

November 5 and 19, 2020

December 3 and 17, 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Jeff Lancaster

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