2018 October Updates & Information

 

 

eFile throughout California with DDS Legal
 
21 counties accept forms of eFiling!
 
DDS Legal is a
Certified eFiling
Service Provider
(EFSP)
(Electronic Filing
Service Provider)
 
Courts now accepting eFiling:
 
Alameda Superior
Butte Superior
Calaveras Superior
Fresno Superior
Kern Superior
Kings Superior
Los Angeles Probate
Merced Superior
Monterey Superior
Napa Superior
Orange Superior
San Diego Superior
San Francisco Superior
San Luis Obispo Superior
San Mateo Superior
Santa Barbara Superior
Santa Clara Superior
Santa Cruz Superior
Stanislaus Superior
Sutter Superior
Yuba Superior
 
Not all case types are accepted in the above courts.  For case types accepting eFilings, contact our Statewide eFiling experts:
 
Call 888-512-9990 or
 
BECKY ENGELMANN
 
SHERI MALANG
 
DAVID YBARRA
 
efiling  
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LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR
CIVIL DIVISION - eFILING
  
LA Superior will soon implement eFiling for CIVIL FILINGS.
 
To facilitate the transition, the Civil Division will begin accepting eFilings, on a voluntary basis, before mandating eFiling.
 
DDS Legal will continue to be your court connection for eFilings, Over-the-Counter filings, courtesy copy deliveries, research, and follow-up to all filings (eFiling or physical).
 
Keep in mind, the court has not distributed the Exception List of documents that must be filed Over-the-Counter, and various judges will continue to require paper courtesy copies.
 
DDS Legal's hybrid design gives you the best of new-world technology to eFile and old-world in-person, hand-delivered care to filings, courtesy copies, and research.
 
The court has released these dates
(if any date changes, we'll let you know immediately):
 
November 13, 2018
- LIMITED Civil cases voluntarily accepted
 
December 3, 2018
- LIMITED Civil cases mandatory eFiling
 
December 3, 2018
- UNLIMITED Civil cases voluntarily accepted
 
January 2, 2019
- UNLIMITED Civil cases mandatory eFiling
 
December 3, 2018
- COMPLEX cases mandatory eFiling
 
Through DDS Legal, you will have 2 options:
 
1) eFile on your own;
2) DDS will eFile for you (relax, we do all the work!)
 
DDS Legal will continue to staff personnel to handle any physical assistance to your filings:
 
1) Over-the-Counter, Main window filings
2) Direct, In-Department filings
3) Direct, Department hand-delivered courtesy copies
4) Research for all cases
5) Follow-up for all filings (eFiling or Over-the-Counter)
 
 
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eFILE IN 21 COUNTIES
WITH DDS LEGAL!
1) eFile on Your Own
or
2) DDS eFiles for You
Relax, we do all the work:
Pickup from daily pickup-
Paper conversion to PDF-
eFile by PDF upload-
Return eFiled conformed copy
LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR
NEW CIVIL
CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
  
In preparation for Civil UNLIMITED eFiling, this weekend LA Superior will transition to a new case management system.  
 
As a result of the transition -
 
The following online services WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE from Friday October 5, 5:30pm to Wednesday, October 10, 8am:
 
1 - CRS (Civil Court Reservation System)
2 - Civil Case Summary
3 - Civil Party Name Search
4 - Civil Case Calendar
 
Please be aware, the weeks following implementation, it is anticipated that the process of filing Over-the-Counter documents will take longer than usual.
 
It is strongly encouraged, if possible, to avoid filing non-priority documents from October 9 - October 19. 
 
Don't forget Monday, October 8 is a court holiday.
LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR
FAMILY LAW DIVISION - CHANGE TO JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENT
  
As of October 1, 2018, the Central Family Law Division at Stanley Mosk Courthouse will implement the following change:
 
All matters currently assigned to Judge Timothy Dillon and calendared in Department 88 - WILL BE REASSIGNED to Judge Gary D. Roberts in Department 88 and shall remain scheduled on the dates and times previously set, unless otherwise notified.
 
Counsel and parties are instructed to identify the assigned judicial officer and department number on the first page of all proposed orders lodged with the clerk, beneath the case number, to ensure proper distribution of documents.
LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR
FAMILY LAW DIVISION TO POST NEXT AVAILABLE HEARING DATES FOR REQUESTS FOR ORDERS (RFO's)
  
Effective November 15, 2018, the Family Law Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court will post on the Court's website the next available hearing dates for Requests for Orders. 

The posting will be updated every Tuesday.
The information will include court location, department number and next available Request for Orders hearing date.

The posting is intended to assist litigants by providing an approximate timeframe in which Requests for Order hearings are currently being scheduled.  The dates indicated are not guaranteed.

LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR
APPELLATE DIVISION
2019 HEARING DATES SET
  
The Los Angeles Superior Court, Appellate Division 2019 hearings will be at 9:00 am for infraction and misdemeanor cases and at 1:30 pm for limited civil cases in Department 70, Room 615, Stanley Mosk Courthouse, on the following dates, subject to further order of the court:
 
January 20 and 24, 2019
February 7 and 21, 2019
March 7 and 21, 2019
April 4 and 18, 2019
May 2 and 16, 2019
June 6 and 20, 2019
July 11 and 25, 2019
August 8 and 22, 2019
September 12 and 26, 2019
October 10 and 24, 2019
November 7 and 21, 2019
December 5 and 19, 2019
LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR
MCLE BENCH CONDUCT & DEMEANOR TRAINING FOR TEMPORARY JUDGES, NOVEMBER 8, 2018
  
If interested in MCLE bench credit, prepaid reservations are required and payment must be received by October 26, 2018.

COURT HOLIDAY - COLUMBUS DAY
   Columbus Day
This Monday, October 8,
ALL STATE & FEDERAL COURTS will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.
 
DDS LEGAL will be OPEN for normal, daily pickup service, special deliveries, service of process, skip-trace, investigations, subpoena preparation, named deposition officer records productions.
 
If your office will be closed, please notify your daily DDS Legal representative and we will not attempt to access your office.
 
Enjoy the Holiday!

NEW WEBSITE - SNEAK PEEK!   
 
Here's a quick peek into our new online portal to quickly choose an eFiling Center for:
 
Orange Superior Civil, Probate, Mental Health
Orange Superior Family Law
Superior Courts (eFile CA - For all counties in above left, green column)
 
 
After new website launch, you'll  be asked to change your password to a STRONG PASSWORD - then you'll be on your way to new, efficient online ordering experiences for all order types -

eFiling & eService
Depo Center
(For Depo Officer, Subpoena Prep, Medical Authorizations, Mobile On-Site Imaging)
Service of Process including Writs & Writ Prep
Messenger
Superior Courtesy Copy Delivery
Federal Chambers Delivery
Daily Route
(Don't forget about those 18 non-eFiled OC Family Law docs)
Over-the-Counter Filings
Court Document Retrieval
County-Clerk Recording
Skip Trace / Investigations
Bank Levy
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