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2018 California Rules of Court

Rule 2.502. Definitions

As used in this chapter, the following definitions apply:

(1)"Court record" is any document, paper, or exhibit filed by the parties to an action or proceeding; any order or judgment of the court; and any item listed in Government Code section 68151(a), excluding any reporter's transcript for which the reporter is entitled to receive a fee for any copy. The term does not include the personal notes or preliminary memoranda of judges or other judicial branch personnel.

(2)"Electronic record" is a computerized court record, regardless of the manner in which it has been computerized. The term includes both a document that has been filed electronically and an electronic copy or version of a record that was filed in paper form. The term does not include a court record that is maintained only on microfiche, paper, or any other medium that can be read without the use of an electronic device.

(3)"The public" means an individual, a group, or an entity, including print or electronic media, or the representative of an individual, a group, or an entity.

(4)"Electronic access" means computer access to court records available to the public through both public terminals at the courthouse and remotely, unless otherwise specified in the rules in this chapter.

Rule 2.502 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 2072 effective July 1, 2002.

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