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Court Alerts
Upcoming Events

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


Holiday Closure

  • All offices within Los Angeles County, including the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be closed in observance of Columbus Day, Monday October 14, 2019.

Family Law Division Announces Changes to Judicial Assignments

  • For more information on operational changes in the Family Law Division at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, please see the Notice to Attorneys

Mental Health Courtrooms Move to Hollywood Courthouse

  • Effective October 21, 2019, certain Mental Health courtrooms will be renumbered and relocated from the Metropolitan Courthouse to the Hollywood Courthouse, located at 5925 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028. For information on affected courtrooms, please see the Notice to Attorneys

Recruiting Court Commissioners

  • Los Angeles County Superior Court is seeking dynamic, well-qualified, and highly-motivated individuals to fill the position of Court Commissioner. The Court seeks candidates committed to upholding the law and adjudicating cases fairly and efficiently. Application filing period is from September 17, 2019 through November 16, 2019. For additional information, review the posted position description


Rule Changes

Merit Selection Panel

Holiday Closure

  • On October 14, 2019, the USDC in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside will be closed in recognition of Columbus Day.  Normal service will resume on October 15, 2019.
Upcoming Events

Litigation Section Brown Bag Lunch: Protecting the Record

Program Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Location: Ronald Reagan State Building, Los Angeles, CA

Please join our prominent appellate justices for an informal session in which they will discuss how trial lawyers can protect the record for a possible appeal. Topics will include issues relating to preserving legal record, and ensuring that the record contains what is necessary to present a compelling appellate argument.
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2019 Federal Courts Symposium

Program Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:Omni Los Angeles Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Changes, Trends and Updates in the Central District of California

If you are a lawyer who appears before the United States District Court for the Central District of California, don’t miss this year’s Federal Court Symposium on October 30, 2019, in Los Angeles, where District Court and Magistrate Judges will share their views on litigating cases in the Central District of California.
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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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