Associate Justice Ronald Robie has been appointed as the Acting Administrative Presiding Justice of the Third District by the Chief Justice until the Governor appoints a replacement.
The Third District has informed CCAP that, with this change in leadership, some of the Court’s internal policies are now under review. As a result of that review, the Court’s former, relatively liberal policy regarding requests for extension of time to submit briefs is undergoing changes. All requests for extension of time must make a good cause showing based on the factors outlined in Rule 8.63(b) of the California Rules of Court. The Court has also informed us that counsel should take particular note of any indication that “no further time” will be provided.
The full text of Rule 8.63 is available here (external link).