Effective today, Monday, June 28, 2021, the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Civil Division has implemented several changes to its jury trial and MSC operations in response to the elimination of social distancing in all Los Angeles county courthouses.
All Civil jury trials will no longer be coordinated through Dept. 1 at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Dept. 1 will continue to be a master calendar for assignment to trial for Personal Injury (PI) Hub cases, those PI-complicated cases not to be tried in the assigned I/C court, as well as non-Stanley Mosk Unlawful Detainer, Limited or Long Cause cases, as it was before the pandemic.
Mandatory Status Conferences (MSC) or mediation are no longer required within 90 days prior to a Civil jury trial (except for certain PI cases, which will take advantage of the recently announced Resolve Law LA Virtual MSC Program). Already-set MSCs will remain on calendar unless otherwise ordered by the judicial officer presiding over the case.