April 15, 2020 – The SFVBA Bench-Bar Committee will convene tomorrow, Thursday, April 16, for a Covid-19-related State of the Valley Courts Update
The SFVBA has extended the office closure until at least April 19 and maintains the operational changes announced on March 17. The Bar is also adapting its ARS, conferences and arbitration operations.
LASC Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile has issued a detailed and far-reaching order implementing operational changes at all County courthouses. The new order takes effect immediately.
A new set of guidelines for people entering courthouses and courtrooms County-wide has been released by the Los Angeles Superior Court. According to the Court, the restrictions will remain in place “until they are no longer necessary.”
The Los Angeles Superior Court has begun scaling down operations at all 38 courthouses in the county. Additional public protection measures will be evaluated and announced as appropriate.
All in-person U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Region 16) Chapter 7, 12, and 13 Section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020 will be rescheduled until further notice.
The Los Angeles Superior Court has crafted a series of guidelines and protocols to help court management respond and adapt court operations to COVID-19-related events.
The SFVBA is taking sensible steps to protect the health and welfare of our members and employees and, at the same time, still effectively serve the Valley legal community and the public.
Effective April 1, 2020, the Central Family Law Division at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles will implement a series of Bench assignment and courtroom changes.
The San Fernando Valley Bar Association recently honored Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Virginia Keeny with its prestigious Judge of the Year Award.