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Court Alerts
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Court Alerts
Litigation Section Newsletter

Cherisse Cleofe
Karen Henry
Staci Tomita

Litigation Executive Committee:

Monisha A. Coelho, Chair
Douglas N. Silverstein, Chair Elect
Eric Y. Kizirian, Vice Chair
Brian T. Glennon, Secretary
Angela M. Machala, Immediate Past Chair

Court Alerts


Judicial Updates

Department Relocations:

  • In January 2020, the following departments will relocate to the Eighth and Ninth Floors of the Spring Street Courthouse:
    • Departments 2, 3, 4A, 4B, and 5 (the PI Hub courtrooms) in the Spring Street Courthouse, currently located on the Second Floor, and
    • Department 94 (the Limited Hub courtroom) in the Stanley Mosk Courthouse.
  • The trial courtrooms of the following four judges will relocate from the Stanley Mosk Courthouse to the Second Floor of the Spring Street Courthouse:
    • Judge Holly E. Kendig, Judge Frederick C. Shaller, Judge Stephen M. Moloney, and Judge Mark A. Borenstein. 
  • The Court will issue Notices to Attorneys with further details.

Holiday Closures

The Los Angeles Superior Court will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

  • Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25, 2019


Capital Habeas Attorney Panel Recruitment

Applications for membership on the Capital Habeas Attorney Panel for the Central District of California are now being accepted.

  • For more information, please see the Court’s Notice.

Holiday Closures

The United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and Riverside will be closed in recognition of the following holidays:

  • Administrative Leave Day: Tuesday, December 24, 2019
  • Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25, 2019
  • Administrative Leave Day: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Upcoming Events

Litigation 2020 Bench Meets the Bar Luncheon

Program Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Times: Reception: 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM, Program: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: Los Angeles Grand Hotel Downtown

Please join us for the 2020 Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section's Bench Meets Bar Luncheon where prominent judges and lawyers from the Los Angeles legal community will gather in a unique and collegial atmosphere to meet and discuss the state of the local Federal, State and Appellate Courts.

This event will also feature the presentations of the United States District Court, Central District of California Clerk of the Year Award, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judicial Assistant of the Year Award, and The Jim Robie Professionalism and Civility Award.

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About Court Alerts

The Litigation Section of LACBA is proud to provide "Court Alerts," an e-mail publication aimed at informing LACBA Litigation Section members of recent news related to the Los Angeles Superior Court and the U.S. Central District of California, including re-assignments of judges, changes in court structure, and other information important to litigators.

Readers are advised that changes in the law may affect the accuracy of this publication or the functionality of links after the publication date. The foregoing practice tips were prepared for information purposes only. Such practice tips do not constitute tax, legal or other advice and no responsibility is assumed for any reliance upon them or with respect to assessing or advising the reader as to tax, legal, or other consequences arising from a particular situation. The accuracy of the information provided should be independently verified by the reader and should not be treated as authoritative.



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