Effective July 1, 2014
Division One will be serving all notices and orders electronically in civil and criminal cases unless an exemption is granted or the party is self-represented.
Effective June 16, 2014
Division One will begin serving all post Opinion orders by email only in Civil and Criminal cases.
Court of Appeal Announces Destruction of Records
The Court will destroy all original proceedings filed through December 3, 2002 that have been preserved for a period longer than 10 years.
Effective May 1, 2014
The Fourth District will be serving opinions in all civil cases by email only. This expands the existing pilot project and final litigation areas may soon follow.
Effective January 1, 2014
Counsel arguing before the court or parties representing themselves will be permitted to bring in a laptop or tablet for use during oral argument in Division One and Division Three. Devices must be silenced and placed in “airplane mode”*
No Audio or Video recording or the taking of photographs is allowed unless approved pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 1.150. Cellular or smart phones are not permitted in the courtroom at any time. Any person who fails to comply with these restrictions will be removed from the courtroom.
*Airplane Mode is a setting that when activated, suspends the devices wireless features and limits interference with the courtroom sound system.
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