LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT CHIEF JUSTICE OF CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY ORDER

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to health and safety concerns resulting in substantial operational impediments, and the proclamations of states of emergency by Governor Newsom and President Trump, it was determined that the conditions described in section 68115(a) of the Government Code were met with regard to the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles as of March 16, 2020. An order issued on that date at the request of Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile, authorizing the Court to implement relief authorized by section 68115. Upon the renewed request of Presiding Judge Brazile, it is determined that the conditions described in  section 68115(a) continue to exist (Gov. Code, § 68115(b)), and it is ordered that the Court is authorized to do the following:

  • Hold sessions anywhere in the county, including in correctional and juvenile detention facilities, from April 17, 2020, to June 19, 2020, inclusive (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(1));

  • Declare that from April 17, 2020, to May 12, 2020, inclusive, be deemed holidays for purposes of computing the time for filing papers with the court under Code of Civil Procedure sections 12 and 12a, if the above-described emergency conditions substantially interfere with the public’s ability to file papers in a court facility on those dates (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(4));

  • Declare that from April 17, 2020, to May 12, 2020, inclusive, be deemed holidays for purposes of computing time under Welfare and Institutions Code sections 313, 315, 334, 631, 632, 637, and 657, if the above-described emergency conditions prevent the court from conducting proceedings or accepting filings as necessary to satisfy these deadlines on those dates (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(5));

  • Extend the time period provided in section 825 of the Penal Code within which a defendant charged with a felony offense must be taken before a magistrate from 48 hours to not more than 7 days, applicable only to cases in which the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 15, 2020, to April 16, 2020, inclusive (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(8));

  • Extend the time period provided in section 313 of the Welfare and Institutions Code within which a minor taken into custody pending dependency  proceedings must be released from custody to not more than 7 days, applicable only to minors for whom the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 15, 2020, to May 12, 2020, inclusive (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(11));

  • Extend the time period provided in section 315 of the Welfare and Institutions Code within which a minor taken into custody pending dependency proceedings must be given a detention hearing to not more than 7 days, applicable only to minors for whom the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 15, 2020, to May 12, 2020, inclusive (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(11));

  • Extend the time periods provided in sections 632 and 637 of the Welfare and Institutions Code within which a minor taken into custody pending hardship proceedings and charged with a felony offense must be given a detention hearing or rehearing to not more than 7 days,  applicable only to minors for whom the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 15, 2020, to May 12, 2020, inclusive (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(11));

  • Extend the time period provided in section 334 of the Welfare and Institutions Code within which a hearing on a juvenile dependency petition must be held by not more than 15 days, applicable only to minors for whom the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 15, 2020, to May 12, 2020, inclusive (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(12)); and

  • Extend the time period provided in section 657 of the Welfare and InstitutionsCode within which a hearing on a wardship petition for a minor charged with a felony offense must be held by not more than 15 days, applicable only to minors for whom the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from April 15, 2020, to May 12, 2020, inclusive (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(12)).


View the full notice here.

1 view

Recent Posts

See All

GET IN TOUCH

We'd love to hear from you

  • Email
  • LS 365 Facebook
  • LS 365 Twitter
  • LS 365 Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • LS 365 Youtube

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm PST | Sat/Sun - Email Only | Toll Free 866.837.6823 | info@litsupport365.com 
15333 Culver Drive, #340-2009 Irvine, CA 92604

recent blogs

LS 365

POWERED BY

LIT SUPPORT 365

© 2016-2020 designed by Lit Support 365 - LS365 Corporation doing business as Lit Support 365

DISCLAIMER: LIT SUPPORT 365 IS NOT A LAW FIRM. THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE AND ANY BROCHURES IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. WE WORK WITH ATTORNEYS, LAW FIRMS, GENERAL COUNSEL AND LITIGATION SUPPORT COMPANIES LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY.  IF YOU ARE SEEKING LEGAL ADVICE, PLEASE CONTACT AN ATTORNEY.