All posts by Andrew Gowing

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.


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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.


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Foltz, Hollywood, Spring St. Remain Closed. Mosk Open Until Noon.

Foltz, Hollywood, Spring Street Courthouses Remain Closed Today. Stanley Mosk will be Open until Noon for Restraining Orders Only.


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OC Superior Court to Begin Gradual Re-Opening 5/26/20

Orange County Superior Court to begin gradual re-opening on Tuesday, May 26th. The public is advised not to come to the courthouse unless advised to do so by the court.



CLICK HERE to view the Official Court Notice