January 11, 2021 – Effective immediately, the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (CJC) in downtown Los Angeles, will implement A.M., P.M. calendars to limit the number of people entering the courthouse.
Departments designated as A.M. courtrooms will commence no earlier than 9:15 a.m. and will be closed in the afternoon, while Departments designated as P.M. courtrooms will begin no earlier than 1:45 p.m. and will be closed in the morning.
Arraignment, Preliminary Hearing, ODR, and Long Cause Felony courtrooms will remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To reduce foot traffic on the third floor, preliminary hearings may be transferred throughout the day to available courtrooms on the ninth floor.
CJC operating hours will remain the same―8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for court holidays.
Advance appointments for in-person service at the Clerk’s Office are still required. Sheriff’s Department personnel are directed to enforce the mandatory face mask requirement and social distancing protocols in courthouses.
For full details, please go to https://sfvba.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/21-NTA-CJC-MOVING-TO-AM-PM-CALENDARS-FINAL.pdf