Court Changes at Edelman Children’s Courthouse

August 15, 2019 – Effective August 26, 2019, the Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Courthouse, located at 201 Centre Plaza Drive, Monterey Park, 91754, will implement the following department changes: Department D401 will be renumbered as D418; Department D418 will be renumbered as D401; Judge Akemi Arakaki, currently assigned to Department D414, will move to the…

Cal Supreme Court Rules on Class Certification Ascertainability

August 13, 2019 – Rejecting multiple Court of Appeal decisions requiring that plaintiffs provide an administratively feasible method to identify putative class members, the California Supreme Court in Sacramento has held that a proposed class is “ascertainable” when it is defined “in terms of objective characteristics and common transactional facts” that make “the ultimate identification…

LASC Family Court Announces Courtroom Shifts

  August 1, 2019 – The Los Angeles Superior Court’s Family Law Division will implement two changes to courtroom operations at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles and the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach, both to take effect on Monday, August 26, 2019. First, Department 88, a long-cause trial courtroom at…

New ‘Hair’ Act Signed Into Law

July 17, 2019 – California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed California’s “CROWN Act” (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) into law. In effect, the new mandate prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or potential employees based upon hairstyle. The law amends the state’s Education and Government Codes to define “race or ethnicity”…

LASC Amends Probate Ex Parte Efiling Rules

July 16, 2019 – Effective August 1, 2019, the The Los Angeles Superior Court’s Probate Division is making changes to the requirements for submitting ex parte applications for efiling. As of the effective date, upon submission, the filing party must designate whether an ex parte request is a drop off ex parte or an appearance ex…

Candidates for Ninth Circuit Vacancy Sought

June 27, 2019 – Candidates are currently being interviewed to fill the California vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Anyone interested in applying, should visit the Senator’s website at http://feinstein.senate.gov/publ…/index.cfm/applications-jud and fill out the information for the judicial application. If you wish to recommend a highly-qualified candidate who might be interested…

LASC Offering Training for Temporary Judges

The Los Angeles Superior Court Temporary Judge Program is offering training for temporary judges pursuant to CRC Rule 2.812, et seq. Attorneys who have been members of the State Bar of California for 10 years are eligible to apply as a temporary judge. he Court is the program sponsor and is approved as a provider…