California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye has issued a new General Order granting the L. A. Superior Court the go-ahead to put in place a phased-in expansion of court operations and social distancing requirements, effective June 22.
Under the Order, access to courthouses will be restricted at all times to judicial officers, court employees, co-lessees, Judicial Council staff, vendors, authorized persons―which includes news reporters and media representatives―attorneys, litigants, and witnesses with matters on calendar or individuals with confirmed appointments.
In addition, probate, mental health, juvenile dependency and delinquency and “certain civil courtrooms” will resume operations with the help of remote courtroom appearances.
The phase-in process will continue through July 9. For a complete breakdown and timeline of the operations and activities affected by the phase-in, go to https://sfvba.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/REOPENING.pdf