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MAY 2017
 
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Litigation Section Newsletter

Editors:
David R. Lira
Mike H. Madokoro
Adam D. Miller


Litigation Executive Committee:

Officers:
Helen Zukin, Chair
Joshua G. Hamilton, Chair Elect
Angela M. Machala, Vice-Chair
Brian T. Glennon, Secretary
Kirk D. Dillman, Immediate Past Chair



 
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Court Alerts
 

LASC Small Claims Moving to Electronic Files

Paper court files are no longer available for Los Angeles County Superior Court small claims cases filed on or after May 31, 2016. Electronic files may be viewed for free on the public access computers located at LASC courthouses, or for a fee at www.lacourt.org. Requests for paper copies can also be obtained via the public access computers or online. Cases filed prior to June 2016 will still need to be viewed at the location where the case was filed.

 
More About LASC Court Technology

The LASC is continuing to replace multiple outdated case management systems in its continuing efforts to introduce new, state-of-the-art technology.  In addition to our reports on e-filing being implemented in Small Claims and Probate in May-June 2017, the projected roll-out for other departments is as follows:  Family Law will begin e-filing in Summer/Fall 2017, Limited Civil will begin e-filling in Winter 2017, and Unlimited Civil will begin in Summer/Fall 2018.  For more information about improvements, efficiencies and innovations for the Los Angeles County Superior Court, please see the LASC Annual Report, 2016 Edition, at http://www.lacourt.org/newsmedia/notices/annualreport.

 
LASC Interpreter Request Web Portal Expanded to Include Family Law and Probate Hearings

The LASC has continued to update its service that now allows parties needing language assistance in eviction (unlawful detainer), small claims, limited jurisdiction civil (collections and non-collections), family law, probate or traffic cases to request an interpreter free of charge in advance of court hearings. The "Interpreter Request Portal" can be found at www.lacourt.org.

Any party in an eviction (unlawful detainer), small claims, limited jurisdiction civil (collections and non-collections), family law, probate or traffic matter needing language assistance, in a language other than Spanish, may request an interpreter by submitting an on-line request prior to the court hearing. The request forms are available in English, Armenian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese, at the Interpreter Request Portal. Spanish language interpreters are available in all courtrooms hearing these types of cases, and no prior request is required.

The LASC is committed to providing language access for court users. While the court will make every effort to locate an interpreter, but it cannot guarantee that one will be immediately available at the date and time requested. Please see www.lacourt.org and click on the "Language Access Services" icon in the upper right corner for further information.

 
ON THE MOVE AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT (Stanley Mosk):
  • After 24 years of distinguished service as a jurist in Los Angeles County, Judge David Minning retired on April 6, 2017.  Judge Mark Borenstein has moved from Department 44 to Department 35.  Judge Edward Moreton has moved from the West District Airport Courthouse into Department 44.  Judge Michael Johnson (Dept. 56) is sitting at the Court of Appeal from March 20 - July 2017.

  • Other Moves:  Judge John Kralik has moved from Central Civil West to the Northwest District Van Nuys-East Courthouse.

     

 
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Upcoming Events
Litigation Inn of Court May Meeting: A Judicial Perspective

When: 5/3/2017
Where: L.A. Law Library

At this Brown Bag Lunch, Justices of the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, will answer your questions and give advice about the best way for litigators to handle appellate cases.
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Brown Bag Lunch: Live and Direct with the Complex Court

When: 5/11/2017
Where: Central Civil West Courthouse

Please join us for an informative, lively, and direct discussion with judges from the Los Angeles Superior Court's Complex Civil Litigation program, who are prepared to address your myriad questions regarding complex litigation practice.
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Brown Bag Lunch: Appellate Tips for Litigators

When: 5/22/2017
Where: Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District

At this Brown Bag Lunch, Justices of the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, will answer your questions and give advice about the best way for litigators to handle appellate cases.
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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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