May 28, 2020 – Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no physical access to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for any court hearings before June 30, 2020.
May 26, 2020 – SFVBA has launched its search for candidates for its Board of Trustees. Members interested in serving on the Board are urged to apply before the June 5 deadline.
May 18, 2020 – SFVBA members are invited to participate in a COVID-19 Q&A Webinar with the leadership of the Los Angeles Superior Court system.
May 14, 2020 – Gov. Gavin Newsom has unveiled a revised budget that cuts hundreds of millions of dollars from the state’s courts.
May 13, 2020 – All courtrooms in Los Angeles County will remain closed through June 10 for judicial business, except for certain time-sensitive, essential functions.
May 11, 2020 – The California State Bar has released the results of the February 2020 Bar Exam; 1,128 first-time applicants pass.
May 6, 2020 – The LASC has unveiled a new online tool to assist in resolving child custody and visitation disputes remotely.
May 6, 2020 – The SFVBA’s Attorney Referral Service (ARS) has been officially recertified by the State Bar to operate in both Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
April 29, 2020- an updated statewide emergency order extending the initial 60-day continuance of criminal jury trials, authorized on March 23, by an additional 30 days to June 14.
April 27, 2020 – The California Supreme Court has ordered that the Bar Exam scheduled for July be postponed until September and that provisions be made to administer the test online.