All persons entering any courthouse, courtroom or other court facility shall wear a face covering/mask over his or her nose and mouth at all times within the public areas of the courthouse or courtroom. Official web site of the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda includes information on the court system and relevant telephone numbers for contacting the court. However, as the Court safely increases the number of people summoned to report for jury duty, some of those potential jurors may be available for jury trials in civil cases. On March 12, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-25- 20 in further response to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID- 19). Home My CAOC Calendar Directory Join Contact Us. All other filings should be placed in the drop box, sent via email or facsimile." No other persons will be permitted without good cause. Civil Department (Limited and Small Claims) – All hearings may be heard by electronic platform (video or audio), or in person, unless noticed otherwise by the court. More, UPDATED JUNE 5 Sutter: "If you believe you are sick or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the courthouse. All attorneys, parties and witnesses MUST APPEAR BY PHONE/VIDEO as directed by the court." The Clerk’s Office will be open to the public on the second and fourth Friday of each month during the business hours of 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m." More "In an effort to move cases forward amid the Coronavirus pandemic and avoid significant backlog, the San Bernardino Superior Court is pleased to announce the launch of Remote Video Settlement Conferences in Civil litigation. A judge will look at your forms within 24 hours. The court requests that no one who is ill with symptoms of COVID-19 appear at the courthouse. Filing remains available through the mail." However, the public is strongly encouraged to use masks while on court property." Although we will endeavor to make the trial assignment as soon as possible, in light of the reduced number of trials that can be accommodated, civil jury trials may be trailed or continued. More "Effective December 14 through January 19, the Humboldt Superior Court Clerk’s Office Lobby is ordered closed for walk-in service. Persons seeking services from the Clerk’s Office, court support services, and/or the Self-Help Center must have a prescheduled appointment. Civil Law and Motion Calendar will be held on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. in Department 1 Counsel and all parties are strongly encouraged to appear via CourtCall. More, UPDATED DECEMBER 7 San Bernardino: "As an essential function, all court locations will remain open with strict safety protocols in place. Mandatory Settlement Conferences currently scheduled will remain on calendar, but may be rescheduled to a different time, date and Department. Parties must reserve a hearing date in Department 11 in advance of submitting any filings, including any Application and Order for Appearance and Examination. Until further notice, beginning November 5, the Short Cause Civil Trial Calendar will resume one day per week, at 9:30 a.m., on Thursdays, in Department 47. December 15, 2020 Santa Clara County Superior Courts Remain Open for Emergency Matters During the COVID … All civil unlimited mandatory settlement conferences, trial readiness hearings and jury trials scheduled to occur from December 11 through January 11, inclusive, will be rescheduled to occur on later dates in 2021 or 2022. Certain ADR services may be offered remotely. More, UPDATED DECEMBER 11 Fresno: "The Court suspends civil and criminal jury trials until January 11. After the re-scheduling of all previously-continued short cause civil trials is complete, the Court will commence scheduling those cases that have previously submitted the required filings to obtain a Short Cause Civil Trial (e.g. More "The Superior Court of California, County of Shasta, will resume limited operations to the public May 5. To adhere to social distancing requirements, each calendar will be limited to ten (10) individual in-court appearances. Eating in courthouse hallways and courtrooms by the public shall be prohibited at all times." Any person who is determined to be suffering symptoms of the coronavirus will be refused entry and encouraged to seek medical examination. Most civil cases are being rescheduled commencing the week of 6/8/20, in a first-missed, first to be rescheduled method, taking court availability into consideration. These rules are all designed to further facilitate proceedings in civil and criminal matters during the COVID-19 crisis. The court has also increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing of all areas within the building." All Requests for Temporary Civil Restraining Orders submitted via drop window will be heard at the Stockton Courthouse." Due to the high volume of cases on the court’s calendar, if you are not scheduled to appear in court or do not have official court business in the clerk’s offices, it is unlikely you will be allowed to enter the building. All civil filings are accepted by US mail or drop box. Trial dates will be scheduled 19 to 21 months from the date the case was filed, with an MSC one month prior. Death data may be corrected from time to time as information about the cause of death or the County of residence of the deceased person are finalized. More, UPDATED MAY 18 Solano: "Effective May 18, the Court is able to reinstate limited proceedings while utilizing social distancing and remote court proceedings as appropriate to reduce the number of persons physically present at the court. Ex Parte hearings must be reserved in advance with the clerk of the assigned Civil Law and Motion Department no later than 10:00 a.m. one court day prior to the requested ex parte hearing date. The court is requiring social distancing. More, UPDATED APRIL 30 Sierra: "The courthouse was closed to the public on March 18 and remains closed to the public. Parties and counsel are required to appear remotely via Court Call for these hearings, unless, prior to the hearing, the court grants a request to appear in-person. More "All jury trials are suspended until further notice." The Alameda County court also announced Wednesday it would open up its phone self-help services again, which have been closed due to the shelter-in-place orders. Members of the public entering the courthouse will be asked screening questions and their temperature will be checked. All Clerk’s Offices will be CLOSED starting on December 9 for in-person visits. Parties shall then deliver the originals of any in limine motions directly to the trial department on the first day of trial." Remote appearances are strongly encouraged and in-person access is limited to allow for social distancing." Telephone appearances by attorneys are available in all courts for many types of cases. As alternatives to in-person clerk’s office visits, there are various remote options for conducting court business. Alameda County Superior Court Information about filing court documents in Alameda County, California COVID-19: Because of coronavirus restrictions, court filings are currently being delivered to the court's dropbox. UPDATED JULY 2 Alameda: "All locations of the Court are generally physically closed to the public through at least July 29. Clerk’s Office staff will continue to be available via phone and email and will continue to process all filings within statutory guidelines." More "All Civil courtrooms using the Courtroom Reservation System (CRS) will require all motions to be reserved via CRS prior to filing the motion." Jury trials will resume in civil matters on June 15." Because of Alameda County's ongoing shelter-in-place restrictions due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the court and its clerk's office locations will remain closed to the public. More "Beginning June 15, the civil clerk’s office will begin accepting reservations for civil law and motion matters." Where possible, civil courtroom proceedings will proceed via CourtCall or another videoconferencing application. Filers are encouraged to electronically file, mail in their filings or use the drop boxes located in the lobby of the Civic Center Courthouse.