The Los Angeles County Superior Court has issued a new General Order that extends start-up dates for enumerated legal proceedings in the Civil, Family, Probate, Juvenile and Criminal Divisions of the Court.
Some criminal trials may start in September, while civil jury trials are continued until January 2021. Civil non-jury trials may not commence before November 16 under the terms of the new Order.
According to the Order, some unlawful detainer non-jury trials and non-jury trials in preference cases may begin on or after October 5 “in compliance with social distancing protocols.”
The latest Order seeks “to balance the need to increase the Court’s workload while keeping courthouses safe by reducing in-person appearances as COVID-19 rates of infections continue to increase in Los Angeles County.”
For full details, please go to https://sfvba.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/NEW-GO-081120.pdf