SCOTUS Rules on Military Prosecutions

May 23, 2019 – The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Defense Department’s authority to prosecute retired service members for crimes they commit, even after retirement. The court chose not to hear the case of a retired Marine who was court-martialed for a sexual assault he committed three months after leaving the service in August…

Number of Unlawful Detainer Courtrooms Increased

May 23, 2019 – The L. A. Superior Court has increased the number of unlawful detainer courtrooms to five at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. As a result, matters currently scheduled for hearing in Department 94 will be heard in two new calendar/law and motion courtrooms, either Department 91 or Department 97.…

New LASC Probate Notes System Implemented

May 23, 2019 – The Probate Legal Unit has started using a new software system for drafting and posting probate notes for matters on calendar in the probate departments. The probate notes format will look slightly different to improve their organization and readability for the bench officers, attorneys, litigants, and general public. The notes will…

Los Angeles Superior Court

March 14, 2019 – The Central Family Law Division at the Los Angeles Superior Court has announced the following changes to courtroom operations: Effective April 2, 2019, Departments 2-B, 2-C and 6 will become independent calendar courtrooms. New petition filings (i.e., petitions for dissolution, legal separation, nullity, parentage, etc.), will be randomly assigned to these…