2018 January Updates & Information

 

 

eFile throughout California with DDS Legal
 
20 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
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
 
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SHERI MALANG
 
DAVID YBARRA
 
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ORANGE SUPERIOR
eFILING MANDATE, JAN 1, 2018
  
Some documents must be eFiled for Orange Superior, Family Law, but not all documents - see the EXCLUSION LIST for 18 non-eFiled docs here:
 
  
As always, DDS Legal will help!
 
eFile through the DDS Legal Certified eFiling Portal, if you'd like to eFile on your own.
 
eFiling Concierge is available, simply put your documents on daily route, and we will convert to digital and eFile on your behalf (additional fees may apply)
2 ways to eFile California, INCLUDING
OC FAMILY LAW:
 
1) Upload docs at DDS eFiling Portal, or
 
2) eFile Concierge:  Keep your route and DDS Legal will convert paper filings and submit eFilings on your behalf

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JUDICIAL COUNCIL FORMS
2018 NEW & REVISED FORMS
  
Click on links below for List of New and Revised judicial council forms:
 
 
LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR
PROBATE CHANGES TO JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS
  
Los Angeles Superior, Probate will implement the following changes to courtroom operations at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse:

Effective January 22, 2018:
- Judge Daniel Juarez is reassigned to Dept. 67
 
Effective January 29, 2018:
- Judge Robert Wada is reassigned from Dept. 424 at Edelman Children's Courthouse to Central Probate at Stanley Mosk, Room 243C.  Judge Wada will provide coverage for probate judicial officers as required, as well as conduct settlement conferences.
 
Effective January 31, 2018:
- Judge Barbara R. Johnson is reassigned from Dept. 57 to Dept. 11
- Judge Elizabeth Lippitt is reassigned from Dept. W at Van Nuys East Courthouse to Dept. 57 at Stanley Mosk Courthouse

Counsel and parties are instructed to identify the assigned judicial officer and department on the first page of all documents filed with the clerk, beneath the case number, to ensure proper departmental assignment, calendaring of hearings, and the distribution of documents.
LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR
FAMILY LAW CHANGES TO JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS
  
Los Angeles Superior, Central Family Law has announced changes to courtroom operations at the Stanley Mosk and Central Civil West Courthouses:

Effective January 2, 2018:
- Commissioner Stephen M. Lowery was reassigned to Dept. 2F at the CCW Courthouse
- Commissioner Armando Duron was reassigned to the Compton Courthouse, Dept. M

Effective January 18, 2018:
- Judge Joshua Wayser is reassigned to Dept. 27 at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse
- Judge Richard Burdge is reassigned to the Alhambra Courthouse, Dept. 3

Counsel and parties are instructed to identify the assigned judicial officer and department on the first page of all documents filed with the clerk, beneath the case number, to ensure proper departmental assignment, calendaring of hearings, and the distribution of documents.
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 - All counties in 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
COUNTY RECORDER
NEW $75 FEE FOR RECORDING EVERY REAL ESTATE INSTRUMENT, PAPER, OR NOTICE
  
Effective January 1, 2018, County Recorders began collecting an additional $75 for each real estate document recorded.  The fee will be calculated per document.
 
Please adjust your checks with "DO NOT EXCEED AMOUNT" accordingly.
 
LA Recorder Notice:  LA $75 New Fee
OC Recorder Notice:  OC $75 New Fee
SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR
ANNOUNCES INCREASE TO eFILING COST RECOVERY FEE
  
Effective January, 1, 2018, Santa Barbara Superior increased the MANDATED COURT / EFM FEE (collected by court) from $3.50 to $5.00 per eFiling envelope.
HOLIDAY- Martin Luther King Jr. Day MLK Jr Day
MONDAY, JAN. 15
  

Monday, January 15, 2018, Superior courts and Federal courts will be closed observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 

DDS Legal will be OPEN for eFiling on your own through DDS Legal certified EFSP portal, eFiling Concierge, Special On Demand call-in orders, Service of Process, and Daily Route service.  If your office will be closed, please notify your daily-route representative so that we can make arrangements to not visit your locked office.

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