2017 October 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
 
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COURT OF APPEAL, 2ND APP DISTRICT
COURT OF APPEAL eFILING TO BE MANDATORY OCTOBER 30, 2017

The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District will launch mandatory eFiling in all case types using the ImageSoft TrueFiling system starting October 30, 2017.

With all the Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court of California now using the ImageSoft TrueFiling system, improvements are expected during the next 12 months to make the system easier for filers and the courts. In addition, the courts will be working to standardize their formatting requirements and guidelines for preparing and filing electronic documents.

The court is mindful that eFiling brings significant changes in preparing and submitting filings and is working with members of the California Bar and others to develop standards and a system that works best for all, officials said.

California Rules of Court rules 8.71  and 8.73
govern implementation of the court's eFiling system. eFiling is not mandatory for self- represented litigants.

The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District has jurisdiction over cases originating in Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.



LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR
CHANGES TO FILINGS AND JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS AT SANTA MONICA COURTHOUSE

Effective November 1, 2017, the Santa Monica Courthouse will no longer accept filings for family law cases, except for documents requesting civil harassment restraining orders and petitions for domestic violence.
 
Family law matters previously filed at the Santa Monica Courthouse will be accepted for filing at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse located at 111 N. Hill Street, LA 90012
 
Effective January 2, 2018, the Santa Monica Courthouse will convert Department F from a general family law courtroom to a long cause trial and settlement courtroom which will also continue to handle restraining order cases. 
 
Self Help Center services will continue to be provided at the Santa Monica Courthouse.
 
The following judicial officer assignment changes will also be made:
 
Effective October 10, 2017, Commissioner Matthew St. George is reassigned from Department F to Department E, where he will preside over small claims cases.
 
Effective October 30, 2017, Judge Hank M. Goldberg will be reassigned from the Stanley Mosk Courthouse to Department F, the new family long cause courtroom, in Santa Monica.
 
See attached notices for all long cause courtrooms in LA County:
 
 

LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR
APPELLATE DIVISION 2018 HEARING DATES
  
LA Superior Appellate Division 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, at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse.
 

SAN DIEGO SUPERIOR
NEW, REVISED OR REPEALED FORMS FOR THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL AND SAN DIEGO COUNTY

Click link below for a list of new, revised or repealed Judicial Council and San Diego Superior court forms which are now availabe for use.
 
Judicial Council and San Diego Forms

SAN DIEGO SUPERIOR
CLOSURE OF NORTH COUNTY SMALL CLAIMS & TRANSFER OF OPERATIONS
  
Effective October 16, 2017, the North County Division office will no longer accept filing of new small claims cases.  As of that date, all new small claims cases and any subsequent filings on those cases, for the County of San Diego, must be filed in the Central Division, at the Hall of Justice, 330 West Broadway, San Diego 92101
 
The North County Division Business office will continue to process any subsequent filings on Small Claims cases filed prior to October 16, 2017, until the North County Division Small Claims Business office closes at the end of business day on December 1, 2017.
 
Effective December 4, 2017, all operations for North County Small claims will be transferred to the Central Division in downtown San Diego.
 

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2) eFile Concierge:  Keep your route and DDS Legal will convert paper filings and submit eFilings on your behalf

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HOLIDAY - Columbus Day Columbus Day
MONDAY, OCT. 9
  

This Monday, October 9, Superior courts and Federal courts will be closed observing Columbus Day.

 

DDS Legal route service will occur as usual.  If your office will be closed, please notify your daily-court exchange expert so that we can make arrangements to not visit your locked office.

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