Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, California Courts are taking steps to control its spread.
The Law Office of Richard Wagner is tracking local courts to give clients up-to-date information about each court’s response to the pandemic.
On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Superior Court of California, County of Orange will re-open courthouses for limited services, but members of the public should not visit a courthouse unless they have been notified by the Court that they have a hearing scheduled on their matter
Read more about the Orange County Superior Court Soft Re-Opening
Los Angeles County is the only court of the four on this list not completely closed. Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile, the Chief Justice has issued several orders.
The latest order dated May 13, 2020 concerning criminal cases says all courtrooms will remain closed from April 17, 2020 until June 10, 2020 — except time-sensitive, essential functions. To prepare for the resumption of court hearings beginning June 22, the Clerk’s Office will reopen on June 15.
Beginning May 29,2020 San Bernardino Superior Court will gradually reopen with modified service hours from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Face coverings and social distancing are required.
On June 1, 2020, the court will resume the Master Calendar courtrooms in Riverside, Banning, Southwest (Murrieta), and Indio to facilitate case management for criminal cases that are pending trial. On June 15, 2020, the court will open all available criminal calendar courtrooms in Riverside, Banning, Southwest (Murrieta), and Indio.