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Posted Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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Oct 26, 2021

Construction to Start on Stanislaus Courthouse

The state Department of Finance gave the council the green light to start building the New Modesto Courthouse in Stanislaus County. The council expects to start construction in mid-November and complete the building by fall 2024.

Oct 26, 2021

Updated Court Forms

Previously adopted at its Oct. 1 meeting and effective Nov. 1, the council approved new and revised forms related to small claims actions, as well as recovery of COVID-19 rental debt. The latest forms are posted to the Judicial Council Forms section of the California Courts website.

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Invitation to Apply for Civic Learning Award

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye invites applications for  a 2022 Civic Learning Award. Deadline: Feb. 4, 2022.  MORE