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  • Monday, November 08, 2021 11:38 AM | Anonymous

    November 8, 2021 – At approximately 6:00 a.m. the ceiling collapsed in Department 12 of the Vista Courthouse. No one was present in the courtroom at the time of the collapse. Only the single-story (North) building was evacuated and will remain closed until the appropriate public officials determine that it is safe to re-open. The South Building and Annex are not affected and remain open.

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  • Wednesday, November 03, 2021 6:23 PM | Anonymous

    "The access to justice crisis in California, and throughout the United State, is both real and large. It spans across multiple economic classes and it has a debilitating effect on those with legal issues. It is clear the legal aid, self-help, and pro bono work are not enough that a new model is badly needed...

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    Source: Daily Journal

  • Friday, October 01, 2021 11:54 AM | E O
    Judicial Council Forms Update Approved 10/01/2021


    Judicial Council Forms - To Track Latest Changes https://www.courts.ca.gov/3020.htm


    New and revised forms, [Effective on November 1, 2021]

    Pleading - Contract

    PLD-C-500* New 4 sides Complaint—Recovery of COVID-19 Rental Debt

    PLD-C-505* New 6 sides Answer—Recovery of COVID-19 Rental Debt

    PLD-C-520* New 1 side Verification by Plaintiff Regarding Rental Assistance—Recovery of COVID-19 Rental Debt

    Small Claims

    SC-100* Rev. 6 sides Plaintiff’s Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court SC-103 Rev. 1 side Fictitious Business Name SC-104B Rev. 2 sides What Is “Proof of Service”?

    SC-500* New 6 sides Plaintiff's Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court (COVID-19 Rental Debt)

    SC-500A* New 1 side Other Plaintiffs or Defendants (COVID-19 Rental Debt)

  • Friday, October 01, 2021 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    6408.5. (a) All advertisements or solicitations published, distributed, or broadcast offering legal document assistant or unlawful detainer assistant services shall include the following statement:

    I am not an attorney. I can only provide self help services at your specific direction.

    This subdivision does not apply to classified or “yellow pages” listings in a telephone or business directory of three lines or less that state only the name, address, and telephone number of the legal document assistant or unlawful detainer assistant.

    (b) If the advertisement or solicitation is in a language other than English, the statement required by subdivision (a) shall be in the same language as the advertisement or solicitation.

    In addition the registrant’s name, business address, telephone number, registration number, and county of registration shall appear in any solicitation or advertisement. BPC §6408

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    This update relates to RESIDENTIAL property only.

    The below link will take you to a folder containing notices to serve for nonpayment beginning in October 2021. (Under "Nonpayment Notice\ Recovery Period Notices (Oct 21 - Mar 22)")

    Access Dropbox Files

    If your property is in a city for which a special form is not included in the folder, you will use the "General" notice.

    Under the "Resources" folder in the same link, we have included pre-eviction filing checklists to help you understand when you may submit your nonpayment case for filing after October 1, for both Transition Period notices (where 25% has not been paid) and Recovery Period. We have also included a letter template to give to a tenant if you voluntarily choose to remind them of the amount they must pay to meet the 25% payment requirement.

    If you need a reminder about your rights under the CTRA, for both the transition period and the recovery period, please review the two summaries included in the link: "CTRA Summary - AB 832" and "CTRA Summary - AB 832 Recovery Period"

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at office@toddrothbardlaw.com, or 408-244-4200.

    Source: Law Offices of Todd Rothbard

  • Friday, September 24, 2021 12:56 PM | Anonymous

    Effective, Monday, November 15, 2021, self-represented litigants also will have the option to eFile.

    The Family Law Division will implement mandatory electronic filing (efiling) for specified documents filed in Family Law cases in which litigants are represented by attorneys beginning Monday, November 15, 2021, as required per Presiding Judge Eric C. Taylor’s directive in General Order 2021-GEN-032-00, issued on September 17.

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  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    The Final Report and Recommendations of the California Paraprofessional Program Working Group. 

    Final Report and Recommendations of the California Paraprofessional Program Working Group.pdf

  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:56 AM | Anonymous

    Sacramento County Supervising Family Law Judge Bunmi O. Awoniyi issued a Memo re: Family Court Services (FCS) child intervening procedure as part of the Child Custody Recommending Counseling (CCRC) process.

    Child Interview Memo from Judge Awoniyi.pdf

  • Monday, September 13, 2021 11:01 AM | Anonymous

    As the statewide eviction moratorium, AB 832. expires at the end of this month, Gov. Newsom’s office provided a status report on the state’s progress implementing the Rent Relief Program. More than $526 million of the $1 billion in rental and utility assistance has already been distributed to 44,432 low-income California households who suffered financial hardship because of the pandemic.

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