The Los Angeles Superior Court has received emergency authority to help combat and operationalize the impact of the recent COVID-19 surge.
Consequently, a new General Order extending certain Criminal deadlines by two (2) weeks and certain Juvenile deadlines by four (4) weeks as Los Angeles County continues to experience community spread of COVID-19.
Although the emergency authority granted authorizes Presiding Judge Taylor to order extensions for up to 30 days, the Court’s approach has been to order shorter extensions, thereby allowing it to reevaluate emerging developments in countywide COVID-19 infections and health department guidance.
This measured approach “enables the Court to evaluate court operations and to take into account the needs and input of its justice partners…and continue its measured expansion of Civil and Criminal jury trials as the Court works cautiously to return operations and access to justice to pre-pandemic levels, while remaining mindful of the continued public health threat the Delta variant of COVID-19 poses.”
For full details, please go to https://sfvba.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/1420218131602021NRAugust13_GO.pdf