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JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA

AMENDMENTS TO CALIFORNIA RULES OF COURT

Adopted by the Judicial Council on June 10, 2020, effective June 20, 2020
Emergency rule 4. Emergency Bail Schedule [Repealed]
 
HERE is the repealed Emergency Rule 4, effective June 20, 2020. This rule was repealed by the Judicial Council on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, by way of circulating order (CO-20-11).
 
To see a copy of the circulating order, please go to the council’s meeting page at: https://jcc.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=793396&GUID=148E67E5-F24A-4FEC-AA1B-609CA5D3B2D1.
 
 
Adopted by the Judicial Council on May 28, 2020, effective May 29, 2020
Emergency rule 9. Tolling statutes of limitations for civil causes of action

HERE is the amended Emergency Rule 9, effective immediately. This rule was amended by the Judicial Council on Friday, May 29, 2020, by way of circulating order.
 
To see a copy of the circulating order, please go to the council’s meeting page at https://jcc.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=790621&GUID=A0ED0998-D827-4792-9BD1-A3A4FCF939AA

 

RIVERSIDE SUPERIOR COURT

EXTENDS CLOSURE DATE

EXTENDS SOME COURT CLOSURES

This notice is being sent on behalf of the Hon. John W. Vineyard, Presiding Judge of Riverside Superior Court.

Amid continued concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to comply with federal, state and local guidelines, the court will be extending the closures of the Corona, Moreno Valley, Temecula and Hemet Courts as well as the Riverside Self-Help Center and the Riverside Records Center from June 15, 2020 through June 26, 2020. 

For more information please visit the Court's COVID-19 Court Operations website.

 

RIVERSIDE

SUPERIOR COURT:

Restoration of Court Services


Restoration of Court Services in Civil Matters -

This notice is being sent on behalf of the Hon. John W. Vineyard, Presiding Judge of Riverside Superior Court. The full notice outlines processes and timelines for the restoration of services for civil matters.
Effective Monday, June 1, 2020, the court rescinded the court holiday provision for all non-emergency general civil and limited civil filings (except unlawful detainer (evictions) and small claims filings), which was enacted pursuant to Government Code section 68115.

Restoration of Court Services in Criminal Matters -

This notice is being sent on behalf of the Hon. John W. Vineyard, Presiding Judge of Riverside Superior Court. The full notice outlines processes and timelines for the restoration of services for criminal matters.
 
Effective Monday, June 1, 2020, the court rescinded the court holiday provision for all non-emergency general civil and limited civil filings (except unlawful detainer (evictions) and small claims filings), which was enacted pursuant to Government Code section 68115.
 

Restoration of Court Services in Juvenile Law Matters -

This notice is being sent on behalf of the Hon. John W. Vineyard, Presiding Judge of Riverside Superior Court. The full notice outlines processes and timelines for the restoration of services for juvenile law case matters
Effective Monday, May 18, 2020, the court reopened an additional courtroom in each region of the county.  All hearings will be conducted telephonically or via video.
 
 

Restoration of Services in Family Law Matters -

This notice is being sent on behalf of the Hon. John W. Vineyard, Presiding Judge of Riverside Superior Court. The full notice outlines processes and timelines for the restoration of services for family law case matters.
 
Effective Monday, May 18, 2020, the court will rescind the court holiday provision for all non-emergency general family law and many Department of Child Support (DCSS) filings.
  

Restoration of Services in Probate Matters -

This notice is being sent on behalf of the Hon. John W. Vineyard, Presiding Judge of Riverside Superior Court. The full notice outlines the restoration of services and timeline in probate case matters.

Effective Monday, May 11, 2020, the court will rescind the court holiday provision for all non-emergency probate filings which was enacted pursuant to Government Code section 68115.

For more information on the Court’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the COVID-19 Court Operations website.

PRESS RELEASE & COURT UPDATES

 Up to date information on the Riverside Court's response to the Covid-19 crisis is available on the Court's website.

  • June 11, 2020 Update click here on extension of court closures for select locations (PDF)
  • May 28, 2020 Update click here for update on summons for jurors for criminal trials (PDF)
  • May 14, 2020 Press Release click here for update about court closures (PDF)
  • May 8, 2020 Press Release click here for court restoration of services in probate matters (PDF)
  • April 29, 2020 Press Release click here for the news release about court closures (PDF)
  • April 15, 2020 Press Release click here for the news release about court closures (PDF)
  • April 1, 2020 Press Release click here for the news release about court closures (PDF).
  • March 27, 2020 Press Release click here for the PDF document
  • March 19, 2020 Press Release click here for the news release about court closures (PDF).
  • March 17, 2020 Press Release click here for the PDF document.

For current information please visit the court websites directly at these links:



Riverside Court Self-Help Center Services

Riverside Courts Self-Help current services available

Effective immediately: You are encouraged to call or email the self-help center for self-help services in Family Law, Civil or probate matters.
SelfHelp@Riverside.Courts.Ca.Gov 951-274-4499 or 760-393-2163

 Staff are able to:
✓Explain what it means for litigants to be their own attorney.
✓ Provide links to forms and answer specific questions.
✓ Provide legal information.
✓ Explain the court process/procedures.

 Click here for more Details and en Español 

 For more information on the Court’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the COVID-19 Court Operations website.

Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute

The Library of Congress is offering webinars on a variety of legal research topics. Visit their website for a list of courses and more information.

https://www.loc.gov/law/learning/us-webinars.php?loclr=bloglaw

 

RIVERSIDE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

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The Riverside County Bar Association hosts MCLEs and other events throughout the year. Visit their website to get more information about becoming a member, to learn about the many opportunities to connect with other legal professionals in the community, and complete MCLE credit hours.

Visit the Riverside County Bar Association website to view their calendar, and for more information on upcoming events.

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Save the Date for the Coffee Book Club Series.

For more information, click HERE
 
 Upcoming Dates
(Additional information of how to register will be made available closer to the date)
 
July 16: Jeremy Richter, Shareholder at Webster Henry
 
July 28: Michael F. Melcher, nationally known executive coach
 

 Upcoming MCLE Events


"Turning Your Coronavirus Stress Into Personal Growth and a More Meaningful Life"

Guest Speakers: 
Jarrett Green, Esq., M.A. Psychology, & Rebecca Simon Green, Esq.

Webinar Information:
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
 
REGISTER by July 8 for this event at:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
MCLE credit: 1.0 hour Competence Issues
If you need CLE credit, please join the webinar by computer using your unique “join” link that is included in your confirmation email. Certificates will be emailed within 2 days of the webinar.
 
Cost: Free 

Civil Litigation Roundtable

Featuring:
The Honorable Craig Riemer
Judge, Riverside Superior Court

The next roundtable is:
Monday, July 13, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 PM, via Zoom
 
Please submit your questions prior to this webinar to rcba@riversidecountybar.com by June 10 at 3:00 p.m.
 
After responding to your questions, other topics will include:How to Argue When You Can’t See the Judge’s Face (Effective Telephonic Appearances)
REGISTER for this webinar by July 10 at:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
All non-members, whether you need MCLE credit or not, must pay by July 10 in order to receive your confirmation link to join the webinar.
 
Cost: RCBA members Free; Non-members $25.
Click HERE to pay with a credit card by July 10 (you don't need to log in or create an account to use this option).

 

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The Riverside County's Office of County Council Volunteer Program offers unpaid student internships and volunteer opportunities at one of its four office locations on a year-round basis.  Volunteers are provided the opportunity to explore different areas of law and develop skills to become valuable legal contributors to the local community by working closely with the civil public law attorneys and paralegals.  

 

Visit their website for more information and steps on how to apply. 

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DESERT BAR ASSOCIATION EVENTS

The Desert Bar Association hosts events through out the year. Visit their website to get more information about becoming a member, to learn about the many opportunities to connect with other legal professionals in the community, and complete MCLE credit hours.

Visit the Desert Bar Association website to view their calendar, and for more information on upcoming events

Riverside Superior Court: Telephone Appearance Department Information

Dear Southwest Riverside County Attorneys:

 
Many Family Law Attorneys either are not receiving timely notices for telephonic hearings or the WebEx Meeting ID Number listed on the notice for the telephonic hearing is not for the correct department.
 
 
The Department Assignments for Telephonic Hearings change for certain weeks with the Meeting ID Number corresponding to the Assigned Department on the case. Keep in mind Hemet Judges are currently using courtrooms at Southwest.
 
You will need to check the Information page for the following weeks:
  • June 8 - June 12
  • June 15 - July 2
  • July 6 - until further notice
 
 
A very special thank you to our Immediate Past President Neda Aguirre for assisting to get this information to all of you! We are grateful to her dedication to this local community.
 
Sincerely,
 
Allison F. Tilton
Secretary of SWRCBA
http://www.swrbar.org/
 
Allison F. Tilton, Esq. 
LL.M. Taxation
The Grey Legal Group, APC
29970 Technology Drive, Ste 211 | Murrieta, CA 92563
Tel: (951) 587-8970 | Fax: (951) 290-5517 | https://thegreylegalgroup.com/