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CA Federal Courts

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Oral Arguments
Arguments currently scheduled in March, April, and May 2020 are being evaluated one at a time and orders will issue in those cases giving direction to the parties. Panels may exercise their discretion under the rules to submit cases without argument; to postpone argument to a later date; or to hold argument via telephone or video. When argument is held, it will be live streamed to facilitate public access.

Access to the Courthouse
Until further notice, our courthouses are closed to the public during non-court weeks. Attorneys and parties who have access to CM/ECF are strongly encouraged to use it for everything, including new petitions for review and original proceedings. If unrepresented litigants have access to email, they are encouraged to submit their filings, including petitions for review and all other pleadings, directly to the Court at this email address: prose_pleadings@ca9.uscourts.gov. We also have a drop box (for petitions for review and original proceedings) in the lobby of the Browning Courthouse at 95 Seventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, and the Court continues to receive filings sent via U.S. Mail or commercial delivery services.

Filing Deadlines & Paper Copies
Because the national response to the pandemic has disrupted services of all kinds, the Court will extend non-jurisdictional filing dates as needed. Due dates for notices of appeal, petitions for review, and any document that confers jurisdiction on this Court, are set by statute or rule and are unaffected by this notice. Please follow the instructions in the next section to seek an extension of time to file a brief. The court will issue instructions for seeking extensions of other types of non-jurisdictional deadlines in the coming days.

 03/20/2020

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Closed to the public except for hearings on criminal duty matter effective March 23, 2020 through and including May 1, 2020. All federal Pro Se Clinics in the district are closed. In civil cases, no hearings will go forward except for emergency time-sensitive matters. In criminal cases, criminal duty matters will go forward in the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Los Angeles only. 

3/23/2020

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

In light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all courthouses of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California shall be closed to the public. Only persons having official court business as authorized by a Judge of the District Court or the Bankruptcy Court, or a healthy building tenant having official business on behalf of a tenant agency, may enter courthouse property

3/18/2020

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Effective immediately, civil hearings held by teleconference will be conducted on a conference call line that will be available to members of the press and public free of charge, to the extend practicable. Criminal proceedings before magistrate judges will be held in person only, at the San Francisco Courthouse.

The San Jose location at the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building has closed over safety concerns from March 24 until at least April 7.

3/24/2020

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

All jury trials are continued to 4/16/2020. Partial court closure.

3/17/2020

WA Federal Courts

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

Effective, Friday, March 20, 2020, the Court floors of the Spokane and Richland Courthouses, and the Yakima Courthouse in its entirety will be closed to the public. Physical access to urgent in-person proceedings scheduled at this time will be limited to parties, counsel, witnesses and victims. The Clerk’s Office in each of the three court locations are also closed to the public. Filings and payments may be left in designated drop boxes at the Court Security Officer locations (guard stations) in each courthouse. The Court encourages filings by CM/ECF, use of the mail, or delivery services. The Clerk’s Office is not closed, it is operational and you may contact the office by telephone during business hours. 

3/19/2020

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

The Seattle and Tacoma Courthouses will be closed to the public except for specific exceptions for at least 30 days and may be continued based on public health guidance.  

All civil and criminal hearings and trial dates in these Courthouses scheduled to occur before June 1, 2020, are continued pending further order of the Court. All grand jury proceedings scheduled before June 1, 2020, are continued. All criminal initial appearances and detention hearings will be conducted via video/telephone conference with the defendant’s permission. The Bankruptcy Court will continue with scheduled non-evidentiary hearings telephonically as posted on the Bankruptcy Court’s website (www.wawb.uscourts.gov) and announced by the individual bankruptcy judge. All evidentiary hearings and trial dates scheduled to occur before June 1, 2020, are continued pending further order. These may proceed with video/telephonic conferences as appropriate and at the discretion of individual judges.

3/17/2020

CA State Courts

Alameda

Closed March 16, 2020 – April 7th, 2020. The Court is pleased to announce that it will resume Family Court Services mediation sessions beginning the week of March 30. These sessions will be conducted remotely via telephone conference. Also beginning on March 20, Self-Help Center will have the ability to scheduled one-on-one video appointments using the BlueJeans videoconferencing service. 03/27/2020

Alpine

All scheduled cort hearings, with the esception of criminal matters that have statutory time constraints, will be rescheduled to May 2020 by minute order. 03/20/2020

Amador

The Court is closed until April 6th, 2020 except for certain matters. 03/18/2020

Butte

Due to the Shelter In Place Order issued by the Governor of California and the recommendation of the Federal Government to limit gatherings of more than 10 people, the Court has substantially closed to the public from March 23, 2020 through March 27, 2020. We will be reopening the week of March 30, 2020, with reduced services and limited access. Please note that we will be closed Tuesday, March 31st, for Cesar Chavez Day. 03/27/2020

Calaveras

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, all Clerk’s Counters will be closed to the public 03/18/2020

Colusa

Colusa County Superior Court will be closed for two weeks, from Friday March 20, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020. 03/19/2020

Contra Costa

Court closed March 16, 2020 for two weeks, re-open on April 1, 2020 03/13/2020

Del Norte

Court closed March 20, 2020 through April 1st, 2020. 03/20/2020

El Dorado

Traffic infraction arraignments postponed. All clerk’s counters in all facilities have been closed. 03/18/2020

Fresno

The court will temporarily close, effective March 23, 2020 to April 3, 2020. The court will be closed for all purposes except emergency matters. 03/23/2020

Glenn

Though May 18, 2020 court access is severly limited, and many court appearances are being vacated and rescheuled. 03/20/2020

Humboldt

Due to emergency court closure, all court hearings that were scheduled for March 17-20, 2020 have been rescheduled and all public court hearings will be broadcast live until further notice. 03/26/2020

Imperial

Court closed Monday, March 23, 2020 through and including Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The main El Centro courthouse will be open only for limited services to those required to protect the rights of children in our juvenile system, individuals who are in custody, issuance of retraining orders, as well as any orders necessary to protect the public. 03/19/2020

Inyo

Modifications to court operations have been made effective March 23, 2020 through Friday, April 17, 2020. 03/23/2020

Kern

Beginning March 19, through March 30, only the following case types will be heard:

  1. Felony and misdemeanor criminal arraignments
  2. Felony preliminary hearings
  3. Felony sentencings
  4. Juvenile initial hearings for dependency and juvenile justice
  5. Family domestic violence temporary restraining orders
  6. Family law ex parte hearings
  7. Probate applications for temporary guardianship
  8. Probate applications for temporary conservatorship
  9. Civil harassment
  10. Civil ex parte requests

All other hearings will be rescheduled. The court will send notice to attorneys or parties who represent themselves.

03/17/2020

Kings

In an effort to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Superior Court of Kings County will continue to provide Self-Help and Family Law Facilitator (FLF) services in person. However, Self Help and FLF staff will be providing services inside the Court’s Lobby at the Civil Service Windows. Only one (1) person per staff member at a time will be allowed entrance into the Court’s Lobby. This will provide the recommended six (6) feet social distance space required between people. Court users will also be able to call in to the Self-Help Center to get questions answered and to be provided information regarding online services. Nothing in the Governor’s Stay-At-Home Order affects child custody and visitation orders of this court as well as custodial exchanges to facilitate those orders. 03/27/2020

Lake

Court closed March 18, 2020 through April 1, 2020 03/17/2020

Lassen

Limited access to the courthouse. 03/18/2020

Los Angeles

Presiding Judge Kevin. C. Brazile: only authorized persons allowed to enter any Superior Court of Los Angeles County Courthouse

Presiding Judge Issues New General Order Restricting Courthouse Access to Authorized Parties Only Through June 22, 2020. Authorized persons include but is not limited to news reporters and news media representatives.

Effective Today, Order Delays Criminal and Civil Cases While Prioritizing Bail Review Hearings for the Next 60 Days

Juvenile Dependency Judge assigned to Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Courthouse under 14-day quarantine.

Presiding Judge Kevin. Brazile orders the closure of Sylmar Courthouse for three days after positive COVID-19 exposure

Judges, attorneys, courtroom staff and bailiff must quarantine for 14 days

The clerk’s offices at the Superior Court of the Los Angeles County will be closed to the public; services to be transitioned to telephonic and remote solutions

Effective March 23, 2020, and until further notice, the Superior Court of Los Angeles County will close the Clerk’s Offices at all 38 courthouses in response to the COVID-19 public health threat. Most courthouses, except the Beverly Hills and Catalina courthouses, will remain open for time-sensitive, essential court hearings and matters in accordance with Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile’s General Orders.

03/30/2020

Madera

Attorneys and litigants are strongly encouraged to file documents by facsimile in civil, probate, and family law matters. All facsimile fees will be waived during the timeframe specified in the MArch 24, 2020 General Order. Attorneys and litigants are strongly encournaged to make court appearances telephonically via Court Call in all case stypes. 03/26/2020

Marin

Court closed March 17, 2020 to April 7, 2020 except for all non-essential matters. There are no essential trials scheduled through May 22nd. 03/27/2020

Mariposa

Some hearings for March 23, 2020 have been vacated and continued to Monday, June 1, 2020. 03/20/2020

Mendocino

Order temporarily suspending in-person visitation. 03/26/2020

Merced

The Court remains open for specific case types that have been determined to be essential matters. Beginning on March 23, 2020, the courtrooms will transition to essential matters. The clerk’s offices will be closed to the public, excluding essential filings limited to, restraining orders, emergency petitions and emergency ex-parte requests. 03/21/2020

Mono

The Mammoth Lakes and Bridgeport courthouse will be closed to the public except for time sensitive, essential functions. 03/23/2020

Monterey

Court closed for all non-essential functions starting March 18, 2020 through April 3, 2020 03/18/2020

Napa

Court closed to the public at all locations beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020 03/18/2020

Nevada

The Nevada County SuperiorCourt announces a significant reduction to in-person services provided at both courthouses. 03/27/2020

Orange

The Orange County Superior Court will remain closed to the public until April 24, 2020, with minimal exceptions for time sensitive matters or matters pertaining to the safety and security of the community. 03/30/2020

Placer

“Effective, Monday, March 23, 2020 the Placer County Superior Court will reduce to critical minimum functions. The Court will focus on efforts on matters involving civil liberties, restratining orders, and similar emergency matters. The Court’s operations will be limited to the following: Felony and misdemeanor in-custody matters. Felony out-of-custody matters where time has not been waived. Felony out-of-custody arraignments, preliminary hearings, trial assignment and trials. Felony and misdemeanor mental health cases on the mental health treatment calendars. Felony and misdemeanor sex offense cases. Misdemeanor arraignments, including driving under the influence but excluding all other traffic related offenses. Search and arrest warrants and petitions related to bail. Juvenile justice and juvenile dependency matters. Temporary Guardianships, Temporary Conservatorships, civil restraining orders including but not limited to Civil Harassment and Elder Abuse Restraining orders, petitions related to firearms, requests for unlawful detainer stays, and all requests for emergency relief. Family Law domestic violence restraining orders, adoptions, petitions for freedom from custody and control, and termination of parental rights. The court acknowledges that it remains in the public’s interest to minimize the number of jurors summoned to the court during the current State of Emergency. There are currently no jury trials set through March 27.” 03/20/2020

Riverside

Effective March 20 through April 3, 2020: The Riverside Superior Court is operating in a limited capacity and many court locations are closed or have limited hours. Additionally, the Court is hearing only specific emergency matters. 03/27/2020

Sacramento

As a result of the Court Closure due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Sacramento remains closed to the public. When the court returns to a partial closure, the court will set new dates for all affected cases, taking into consideration the order and any statutory priorities for the affected cases. 03/27/2020

San Benito

Public counters are closed. Effective immediately through May 4, 2020, the San Benito Superior Court will rescheduled the following matters in order to curtail the effect and spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

  • Out of Custody Criminal Arraignments, excluding felony arraignments on informations.
  • Out of Custody Misdemeanor Pre-Trial Conferences.
  • Truancy Court.
  • Drug Court.
  • Behavioral Health Court.
  • Traffic Arraignments.
  • Criminal Fine Reviews.
  • Civil and Probate Jury and Court Trials.
  • Unlimited Civil Motions.
  • Limited Civil Motions and Trials – excepting Unlawful Detainers.
  • Small Claims Hearings.
  • Adoption Proceedings.
  • Non-urgent Trust & Estate Matters.
  • Case Management Conferences.
  • Mandatory Settlement Conferences.
  • Non-Emergency Family Hearings and Trials.
  • Non-Emergency Child Support Hearings.
  • Friday Morning Walk-In Calendar
03/26/2020

San Bernardino

Courth is closed for non-emergency matters from March 17, 2020 to April 2, 2020. 03/18/2020

San Diego

The court is temporarily closed and is hearing only emergency matters from March 20, 2020 through April 3, 2020. All jury trials in the County of San Diego are suspended and continued for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of this order (through Friday, May 22, 2020). San Diego County residents summonsed to appear between March 16 – May 22 in the Superior Court are asked not to report to any courthouse. Jury service will be considered complete for any juror with a summons within that date range. Self-Help assistance available for San Diego Superior Court emergency services during COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the pandemic and ensuring “shutdown,” it is unsafe to convene criminal defendants or juveniles in juvenile justice proceedings, attorneys, court staff, and judges to conduct criminal/juvenile justice proceedings. 03/27/2020

San Francisco

The Court will be drastically reducing operations that entail closing 75 percent of courtrooms, all clerks’ offices, and the ACCESS Center for 30 days. The Court intends to reduce the number of jurors, parties, and attorneys in the Court for the time period of March 17 through April 15, 2020 03/24/2020

San Joaquin

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, San Joaquin County Superior Court will adjust its court operations as follows:

  • All San Joaquin Courthouses will be closed to the public for general business except for limited purposes. The Lodi Courthouses are closed. The Court will be closed Monday March 30th and Tuesday MArch 31st.
03/27/2020

San Luis Obispo

Public access to the courthouses in Paso Robles and Grover Beach will be closed. Public access to the San Luis Obispo courthouse will be limited those appearing for matters on the calendar that day Remote options including contact by telephone are now reserved for critical and essential court business only. 03/20/2020

San Mateo

Court closed Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through April 7, 2020.

For unlawful detainer matters, March 18, 2020 through March 31, 2020 are deemed holidays. Jury trials to be suspended or extended for 60 days. The Court will not be hearing Law and Motion matters from, at least, March 17 through April 7, 2020.

Because the Court is operating at reduced staffing levels through April 7, 2020, we anticipate that Law and Motion hearings will not be heard until after April 7, 2020. Therefore, all Law and Motion matters are continued and will need to be rescheduled.

03/24/2020

San Barbara

Santa Barbara Superior Court has suspended all non-emergency services effective March 17, 2020 – April 3, 2020. EXCEPT AS INDICATED BELOW THE COURT WILL BE CLOSED FOR:

All criminal proceedings, except in-custody arraignments. All civil proceedings will be rescheduled. All Unlawful Detainer (UD) matters will be rescheduled. All temporary restraining orders which would otherwise expire during this closure will be automatically extended for 30 days. All family court departments are closed; family law & family support matters will be rescheduled. Juvenile matters are still being heard. All traffic matters will be rescheduled. All small claims matters will be rescheduled. All Probate hearings will be rescheduled.

03/27/2020

Santa Clara

County of Santa Clara has suspended all non-essential functions for three weeks or until such time as the order is lifted. All clerk’s office functions, including the Self-Help Center, will be closed to the public while the order remains in place. All traffic matters currently scheduled for Court between Tuesday, March 17, and Friday, April 3, 2020 will be continued on a rolling basis for 45 days. 03/27/2020

Santa Cruz

Staring Friday, March 27th the Court is taking further steps to promote public and employee health and safety by reducing its hours beyond those reductions previously in place. The following is a breakdown of new hours for both WAtsonville and Santa Cruz Court locations:

All clerk’s office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each weekday (excluding court holidays).

The Self-Help Center (SHC) in Watsonville will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. weekdays (excluding court holidays) for emergency and time sensitive matters only. The Law Library has temporarily eliminated in-person services while the Santa Cruz County shelter in place order is in effect.

All public computer terminals at the Watsonville Court, Civil (Room 110 at 701 Ocean Street), Criminal (Room 120 at 701 Ocean Street) are closed until further notice.

03/27/2020

Shasta

The following services to the public commencing Monday, March 23, 2020 through close of business on Monday, April 13, 2020 are impacted as followed: All felony cases will be heard in Departments 1 and 2 in the Justice Center. Civil matters heard in Departments 3 and 8 will be consolidated and heard in Department 3 on March 23, 2020 ONLY. Department 6 will not be hearing any traffic cases. All Small Claims matters are being continued. 03/22/2020

Sierra

Court clerk’s office in Sierra County will be closed through April 3, 2020. 03/19/2020

Siskiyou

The Court will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays only. The Court will be closed on Thursdays except for emergency orders. 03/22/2020

Solano

Effective March 20, 2020: Filings in Fairfield and Vallegjo courthouses will be accepted via the drop-box. The clerk’s office will not be open for in-person processing. All time waived felony and misdemeanor arraignments, hearings, and court appearances in both the Vallejo an dFairfield courthouses, that are set between March 20, 2020, and April 5, 2020, are continued 60 days from their current date unless you have been otherwise notified.

All no time waived felony and misdemeanor hearings and court appearances in both the Vallejo and Fairfield courthouses, that are set between March 20, 2020, and April 5, 2020, will be heard in the Fairfield courthouse on the date presently set.

Jury Services recognizes the public’s concerns presented by COVID-19. Many criminal jury trials are being continued. As this occurs, the need for jurors lessens. Follow the reporting instructions on your jury summons to know the outcome of your jury service.

All non-traffic infraction and traffic infraction matters scheduled between March 20, 2020 and April 5, 2020 will be continued. The court will provide notice of the continued hearing date.

All juvenile delinquency and dependency detentions, arraignments and other hearings will remain as scheduled unless you have been notified not to appear or the parties have an approved stipulation or order for continuance. Matters will be heard in Courtroom 101 in the Hall of Justice in Fairfield.

The Court will continue to process requests for Temporary Restraining Orders, including domestic violence, civil harassment and elder abuse orders, and requests for emergency relief in Civil and Probate matters. Hearings currently scheduled for these matters will remain as scheduled unless case-specific arrangements are made with the scheduled department.

Orders establishing temporary guardianships and temporary conservatorships will be extended by operation of the emergency order. Any hearings currently scheduled will be continued up to 60 days and notice will be provided.

All Family Law matters, including DCSS, scheduled between March 20, 2020 and April 5, 2020 will be continued 60 days from currently set date. The court will provide notice of the continued hearing date. The court will continue to process requests for emergency Family Law orders on an ex parte basis.

The Self-Help Center is closed for public access. Requests for assistance may be made by email at flf@solano.courts.ca.gov.

Civil matters scheduled between March 20, 2020 and April 5, 2020 will be continued. All civil jury and court trials, including small claims and unlawful detainer hearings, set between March 20 and April 5, 2020 are continued. The court will provide notice of the continued hearing date. Any civil case which required publication of notice by newspaper will remain on calendar.

03/19/2020

Sonoma

All court locations closed Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020 03/16/2020

Stanislaus

Stanislaus County Superior Court Clerk’s Offices are CLOSED until further notice. 03/22/2020

Supreme Court of California

The Supreme Court continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus situation, and is following guidance provided by federal, state, and local health authorities to limit the spread of the virus. In response to the coronavirus situation, the court has adopted expanded e-filing rules for litigants, extended the deadlines under the California Rules of Court for an additional 30 days for all Supreme Court proceedings, and until further notice will be conducting oral argument from the San Francisco Supreme Court Headquarters building with counsel appearing through teleconferencing, videoconferencing, or similar methods of remote participation. The court has also implemented additional social distancing and density controls.  03/27/2020

Sutter

Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, Sutter County Superior Court will further adjust its court operations. The court is reducing operations to focus on those that impact essential court functions, constitutional functions, public safety, children’s safety, and those in other vulnerable categories. 03/20/2020

Tehama

Court closed for approximately two weeks from Thursday, March 19, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020. 03/18/2020

Trinity

Court will be closed from Monday, March 23, 2020 through Friday, April 17, 2020 03/20/2020

Tulare

Due to the shelter in place order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, the Tulare County Superior Court is substantially closed to the public from March 23, 2020, through April 16, 2020. Pursuant to a General Order signed by Presiding Judge, Brett Alldredge, the court is restricting public access to the courthouses. Access to courthouses will be limited to parties appearing at essential hearings, witnesses, attorneys and only those individuals conducting essential business at the courthouse. 03/27/2020

Tuolumne

Court is open, with changes to operations: No jury duty from March 23, 2020 through April 22, 2020

Ventura

The Venture Superior Court will continue with limited operations from Monday, March 23, 2020 to Friday, April 17, 2020. During this period, the majority of courtrooms and all clerk’s offices at all court locations remain closed to the public. A small number of courtrooms will be operating to hear urgent criminal, juvenile, temporary restraining order issues and emergency ex parte Family Law, Civil and Probate matters only. 03/20/2020

Yolo

The court will remain open with reduced calendars for essential functions, other court functions will be closed 03/18/2020

Yuba

Court is closed through April 9, 2020. 03/24/2020
WA State Courts

Adams

Superior Court ordered all civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.

3/20/2020

Asotin

Superior Court ordered all civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.

3/20/2020

Benton

No jury trials until April 24, 2020.

3/16/2020

Chelan

Superior Court ordered all civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.

3/20/2020

Clallam

Superior Court ordered all civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.

3/20/2020

Clark

All jury trials will be suspended through April 24, 2020, except those already in progress. All criminal jury trials and civil jury trials not yet in session are continued until at least April 27, 2020.

3/18/2020

Columbia

Superior Court ordered all civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.

3/20/2020

Cowlitz

Closed to the public.  All jurors are excused from jury service through May 1, 2020

3/19/2020

Douglas

Superior Court ordered all civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.

3/20/2020

Ferry

Superior Court ordered all civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.

3/20/2020

Franklin

No jury trials until April 24, 2020.

3/16/2020

Garfield

Superior Court ordered all civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.

3/20/2020

Grant

Superior Court ordered all civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.

3/20/2020

Grays Harbor

Superior Court ordered all civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.

3/20/2020

Island

All criminal jury trials shall be continued until a jury term after Mahy 4, 2020. No civil jury trials will be set prior to August 1, 2020

3/17/2020

Jefferson

Superior Court ordered all civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.  

3/20/2020

King

Postponed all jury trials and juror summons until April 24. All civil trials currently scheduled in King County Superior Court between March 16, 2020 and June 8, 2020 are stricken and will be re-set to a date on or after June 8, 2020.

3/20/2020

Kitsap

All civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.

3/120/2020

Kittitas

Court has suspended jury service through April 30, 2020. All persons summoned for jury duty until May 4, 2020, do not need to call or come to Superior Court.

3/17/2020

Klickitat

All criminal jury trials and civil jury trials not yet in session shall be continued until ove of the regularly scheduled trial dates following April 24, 2020 or date set by court administrator.

3/18/2020

Lewis

Criminal Rule is hereby suspended until April 27, 2020. All criminal jury trials shceduled between March 9 and April 24, 2020 are hereby continued. These cases shall be reviewed on April 30, 2020. All civil trials scheduled between March 9 and April 24, 2020 will be addressed on case by case basis. All impacted trials will be placed on the trial setting docket for Friday, May 1, 2020 at 0900 a.m. to determine a new trial date, unless previously reseet with Court Administration.

3/16/2020

Lincoln

All jury trials scheduled between March 18, 2020 and April 22, 2020 are continued to May 6, 2020.

3/16/2020

Mason

In general, most non-emergency hearings the week of March 23, 2020 are being rescheduled. However, due to confusion regarding multiple Washington State Supreme Court Orders regarding the Superior Court’s ability to hold hearings, please confirm any upcoming court dates with your attorney before coming to court; or if you do not have an attorney, please contact the Clerk’s Office or Court Administration.

3/20/2020

Okanogan

 All civil and motion matters set for March 24, 31, April 7, 14, and 21 2020 are stricken. New matters will be considered on an emergency basis. All hearings will be conducted telephnically and will be limited to six (6) caes.

3/20/2020

Pacific

Superior Court ordered all civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.  

3/20/2020

Pend Oreille

Superior Court ordered all civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.  

3/20/2020

Pierce

Suspended all jury trials through April 24, except those already in progress. Bench trials will remain an option, and nonjury trials are not affected. Those scheduled to appear for a criminal proceeding between March 16 and April 24 must still show up to court.

3/18/2020

San Juan

All criminal jury trials shall be continued until a jury term after April 27, 2020. No civil jury trails will be set prior to August 1, 2020. All non-emergency civil matters shall be continued until after APril 24, 2020.

3/20/2020

Skagit

Until further notice the Court will not confirm any jury trials involving juries of twelve. Any and all cases involving a jury trial with twelve jurors that have been confirmed are hereby continued. This determination shall be reviewed every two weeks starting March 16, 2020 and shall be rescinded at such time as the Court determines it is no longer necessary. Jury trials involving juries of six shall be allowed to proceed until further notice.

3/17/2020

Skamania

All criminal and civil jury trials not yet in session shall be continued until of the regularly scheduled trial dates following April 24, 2020 or date set by court administrator.

3/18/2020

Snohomish

Criminal cases have been postponed until April 24 and civil cases until June 1.

3/18/2020

Spokane

Jury summons are suspended until April 27, 2020. The Court will conduct no criminal jury trials until at least April 27, 2020.

2/16/2020

Stevens

Courthouse, Annex, IS and Commissioners office hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm M-F EXCEPT doors to these offices open: Auditor’s Licensing Dept. 8:30am to 4:00pm M-F Superior Court Clerk’s Office 8:00am to 4:00pm M-F District Court Office 8:30am to 3:30pm M-F Stevens County Sherifffs Office 8:00am to 4:00pm M-F

3/18/2020

Supreme Court of Washington

Temple of Justice building closed to the public until May 5. All court business will continue.  03/20/2020

Thurston

Superior Court will operate reduced hours at Main Campus, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., and Family and Juvenile Court, Monday- Friday, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

3/18/2020

Wahkiakum

Jury trials are suspended through April 30, 2020. • All jurors with current notices to report for jury duty through the end of April are excused. • In person access to Superior and District Court Clerk’s offices will be by appointment only. Both courts will accept filing of court documents by email or fax (preferred), by mail, or through the large blue drop box located outside the front entry at 64 Main Street. Payments may be made over the phone, online, by mail, or through the drop box.

3/18/2020

Walla Walla

Superior Court ordered all civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date.

3/20/2020

Whatcom

Effective Wednesday, March 18th, most public service front counters in our facilities will close. Staff will still be working in their offices and be accessible by phone and email generally between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 Monday through Friday.

3/18/2020

Whitman

All civil jury trials shall be suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or, at the discretion of the trial court or agreement of the parties, be continued to a later date
All non-emergency civil matters shall be continued until after April 24, 2020, except those motions, actions on agreed orders, conferences or other proceedings that can appropriately be conducted by telephone, video or other means that does not require in–person attendance.
All emergency matters, including civil protection and restraining order matters, that must be heard before April 24, 2020, must be heard by telephone, video, or other means that does not require in-person attendance, unless impossible. Where court matters must be heard in person, social distancing and other public health measures must be strictly observed. Telephonic, video or other hearings required to be public must be recorded, with the recording preserved for the record.
All criminal jury trials are suspended until after April 24, 2020. Trials already in session where a jury has been sworn and social distancing and other public health measures are strictly observed may proceed or be continued if the defendant agrees to a continuance.

3/20/2020

Yakima

All civil hearings are stricken and may be noted for hearing after April 24, 2020. Emergency civil hearings or all emergency matters that arise before April 24, 2020 must be heard telephonically.

3/20/2020

CA Appellate Courts

1st District

Oral arguments scheduled for March 18, March 19 and April 6 have been canceled and will be rescheduled. All in-person oral arguments have been temporarily suspended. Attorneys who chose to present oral arguments must do so by telephone.

3/18/2020

2nd District

Suspended all in-person oral arguments. Counsel must now appear by video or telephoneSuspended all in-person oral arguments. Counsel must now appear by video or telephone.

3/16/2020

3rd District

All in-person oral arguments will be replaced by telephonic appearance.

3/19/2020

4th District

Courts received an emergency order from the chief justice on Friday extending by up to 30 days “any act required or permitted under the California Rules of Court. ” The court has offered additional guidance to counsel and litigants.

3/20/2020

5th District

Suspended all in-person oral arguments. Telephone appearances can be arranged.

3/17/2020

6th District

San Jose court building is closed to the public. Pursuant to Misc. Order 20-001 oral arguments sessions in the Sixth District Court of Appeal are suspended. The court will continue to recieve correspondence and filings electronically. Access to the court by phone will be limited. Court users who cannot file their papers electronically are asked to use the dropbox at the Santa Clara County Superior Court on North First Street in San Jose. The chief justice issued an emergency order on Wednesday authorizing the court to extend by 30 days the deadline for any act required or permitted under California Rules of Court.

3/18/2020

9th District

Courthouses are closed to the public during non-court weeks. Attorneys and parties who have access to CM/ECF are strongly encouraged to use it for everything, including new petitions for review and original proceedings. Arguments currently scheduled in March, April, and May 2020 are being evaluated one at a time and orders will issue in those cases giving direction to the parties.

3/20/2020

WA Appellate Courts

Division I

Clerk’s office shall be closed to the public and all in-person hearings are suspended until further order of the Court.

3/20/2020

Division II

Offices are closed to the public until March 20, 2020. Oral arguments for the April and May docket are cancelled.    

3/20/2020

Division III

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 the Court of Appeals, Division III public lobby hours will be reduced to 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. daily until further order of the court. All in-person oral arguments are cancelled until further notice. P

3/23/2020

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