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San Diego Superior Court eFiling Goes Live on October 1st, 2020

eFiling in San Diego Superior Court Goes Live on October 1st, 2020


Beginning October 1st, 2020, Janney & Janney will be a certified eFiling Service Provider with San Diego Superior Court for Civil eFiling. That means you can now eFile legal documents with San Diego Superior Court using Janney & Janney for Civil Limited, Civil Unlimited, Family, Probate and Provisionally Complex cases.

Beyond San Diego, you have access to 21 eFiling courts and counting, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and more. San Diego Superior Court’s eFiling deadline will be 11:59 p.m.

To be prepared, you can download the San Diego eFiling & eService Guide with helpful information provided by our Technology Partner.


CLCIK HERE to view the San Diego eFiling & eService Guide


CLICK HERE to view the San Diego Court’s Civil eFiling FAQs


New & Revised Judicial Council Forms Effective 9/1/20

New Enforcement of Judgment Forms, Claim of Exemption Timelines, and Automatic Exemptions for Judgment Debtors Effective September 1, 2020


SB616 becomes effective on Tuesday September 1, 2020. Several major changes take effect including new Enforcement of Judgment Judicial Council forms, extension of the time for a debtor to file a Claim of Exemption, an automatic exemption of money in a judgment debtor’s account, and a mandatory procedure for the judgment creditor to follow if a debtor holds an interest in multiple accounts at two or more financial institutions.

Forms changes include the Writ of Execution (EJ-130), Notice of Levy (EJ-150, Exemptions form the Enforcement of Judgments (EJ-155), Current Dollar Amounts of Exemptions from Enforcement of Judgments (EJ-156), and several forms for filing an Ex Parte Application for an Order on Deposit Account Exemption. The forms can be found on the Judicial Council website Forms Page or from your form provider.

As amended, CCP §703.520 states a claimant must make a claim of exemption within 15 days if personally served or 20 days if served by mail. As amended, CCP §703.550 requires a judgment creditor who opposes a Claim of Exemption to file a notice of opposition and a notice of motion for an order determining the claim of exemption within 15 days after service of the notice of claim of exemption.

Section 704.220 is added to the Code of Civil Procedure and creates an exemption without making a claim. This section states in part “Money in the judgment debtor’s deposit account in an amount equal to or less than the minimum basic standard of adequate care for a family of four for Region 1, established by Section 11452 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and as annually adjusted by the State Department of Social Services pursuant to Section 11453 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, is exempt without making a claim.”. There are a few exceptions including a levy to satisfy a judgment for wages owed, child support, spousal support, a provision of the Public Resources Code, Revenue and Taxation Code, or Unemployment Insurance Code, and a warrant or levy issued by the state or any department or agency thereof for the collection of a liability.



CLICK HERE to see the New & Revised Judicial Forms



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LASC: Reservation Required for Filing Civil Motions

As of July 6, 2020, CRS became operational again. Therefore, effective
immediately, all Civil courtrooms using CRS will require all motions to be
reserved via CRS prior to filing the motion.

To be accepted for filing, the motion must include:

1) The motion hearing date, time, department number, and the court
reservation ID number on the face page of the motion; and

2) The reservation receipt attached as the last page of the motion


CLICK HERE to view Court Notice

LASC: Non-Central District Civil Remote Appearances Available 7/27/20

Effective Monday, July 27, 2020, LACourtConnect (LACC) will be expanded for scheduling
Civil outside of the Central District, as outlined below, for cases on calendar starting August 3 and thereafter. LACC is already in use in Probate, and in Civil cases in the Stanley Mosk and Spring Street courthouses. Schedule remote courtroom appearances for eligible Civil cases in these courthouses:

Alhambra, Michael D. Antonovich Antelope Valley, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Chatsworth, Compton, Governor George Deukmejian (Long Beach), Glendale, Metropolitan (Department 69), Norwalk, Pasadena, Pomona, Santa Monica, Torrance, and Van Nuys East.


CLICK HERE to view the court’s notice



LASC: New General Order Delaying Trials

Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile announced today he has received approval from Chief
Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to issue a new emergency Order pursuant to the
emergency powers granted to him under Government Code 68115. Under today’s Order,
the Court – which has not held any jury trials since March 17 – would resume Criminal
jury trials in August 2020.


CLICK HERE to View the Court’s Official Notice

LASC: New Procedures for Re-Opening on June 15th

Some of the New Procedures will be:

• Face masks and/or facial coverings are required and mandatory at all times to enter any
courthouse or courtroom and must be worn covering the nose and mouth. This policy
applies to attorneys, parties, witnesses, court staff, Judges, Commissioners, vendors and
the general public. The only exceptions to this policy will be for a documented medical
condition or excuse, or an ADA accommodation approved by the Court. If an exception is
granted, admittance into the courthouse may be restricted to a specific time of the day. If
necessary, the time allotted for any granted exception may require the individual to wait
until later in the day or schedule an appointment for admittance.

• The Clerk’s Office and Self-help Centers in every courthouse are inaccessible to the public
unless you have a pre-scheduled appointment.

• Use drop boxes on the courthouse steps for filings in paper (same procedures as are
currently used). Intake counters for filings will be unavailable.

• The children’s waiting rooms will remain closed until further notice at all courthouse
locations. To help manage social distancing requirements, parents are strongly
encouraged to find childcare arrangements before coming to a courthouse.


CLICK HERE to view the official court notice