Special Announcement

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Coronavirus Updates

The Judicial Council continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus situation. Courts have been advised to follow guidance provided by the Department of Public Health, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the spread of the virus. Updates will be communicated through local court websites as appropriate.

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Of Current Interest

Feb 16, 2021

Updated Unlawful Detainer Forms

The council approved new and revised forms for unlawful detainer actions.

Feb 16, 2021

Legislative Hearing on COVID Impact on Courts: Feb 23

Judicial branch leaders will testify at a joint Senate and Assembly Judiciary hearing titled “COVID and the Courts: Assessing the Impact on Access to Justice, Identifying Best Practices, and Plotting the Path Forward."

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COVID and the Courts

The Chief Justice will present opening remarks to a joint meeting of the Assembly and Senate judiciary committees about the pandemic's impact on access to justice. Listen live at 1:30 p.m. on Feb 23.