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2024 California Rules of Court

Rule 1.42. Forms not to be rejected

A court must not reject for filing a Judicial Council form for any of the following reasons:

(1)  The form lacks the preprinted title and address of the court;

(2)  The form lacks the name of the clerk;

(3)  The preprinted title and address of another court or its clerk's name is legibly modified;

(4)  The form lacks the court's local form number;

(5)  The form lacks any other material added by a court, unless the material is required by the Judicial Council;

(6)  The form is printed by a publisher or another court;

(7) The form is imprinted with the name or symbol of the publisher, unless the name or symbol replaces or obscures any material on the printed form;

(8) The form is legibly and obviously modified to correct a code section number or to comply with the law under which the form is filed; or

(9) The form is not the latest version of the form adopted or approved by the Judicial Council.

Rule 1.42 amended effective January 1, 2007; adopted effective January 1, 2007.

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