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Third District

The Court will communicate updates related to the COVID-19 emergency on its homepage (external link).

 

Updated: 3/24/2020

Third District Issues Order Extending Time by 30 Days

The Third District has obtained an Emergency Order from the Chair of the Judicial Council (the Chief Justice) permitting it to issue an order extending the time to do any act required or permitted under the California Rules of Court, which it has done by Order (external link to PDF) dated March 23, 2020.

The Court's order states:

On March 20, 2020, this Court submitted a request to the Chair of the Judicial Council for an emergency order under rule 8.66 of the California Rules of Court. On March 23, 2020, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chair of the Judicial Council, granted the request and issued an order authorizing this court to extend the time to do any act required or permitted under the California Rules of Court by 30 additional days (Order). Pursuant to the Order, and rule 8.66, the Court orders as follows:

The time to do any act required or permitted under the California Rules of Court is hereby extended by 30 additional days. No application for an extension of time shall be required. This order applies to proceedings in which the deadline for any action in the California Rules of Court occurs between March 20, 2020, through and including April 19, 2020.

Oral Arguments in Third District

In response to the recommendations for limiting the risk of exposure to the COVID-19, oral argument in the Third District for the month of April has been cancelled to be reset at a future date.

Prior to cancelling oral arguments in April, the Court had ordered that all oral arguments scheduled at the Third District would be telephonic.

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Fifth District

The Court will communicate updates related to the COVID-19 emergency on its homepage (external link).

 

Updated: 3/24/2020

Fifth District Issues Order Extending Time by 30 Days

The Fifth District has obtained an Emergency Order from the Chair of the Judicial Council (the Chief Justice) permitting it to issue an order extending the time to do any act required or permitted under the California Rules of Court, which it has done by Order (external link to PDF) dated March 23, 2020.

The Court's order states:

On March 23, 2020, this Court submitted a request to the Chair of the Judicial Council for an emergency order under rule 8.66 of the California Rules of Court. On March 23, 2020 Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chair of the Judicial Council, granted the request and issued an order authorizing this court to extend the time to do any act required or permitted under the California Rules of Court by 30 additional days (Order). Pursuant to the Order, and rule 8.66, this Court hereby orders as follows:

The time to do any act required or permitted under the California Rules of Court is hereby extended by 30 additional days. No application for an extension shall be required. This order applies to proceedings in which the deadline for any action in the California Rules of Court occurs between March 23, 2020, through and including April 22, 2020.

Oral Arguments in Fifth District

On March 17, 2020, the Court has issued an order (external link to PDF) suspending all in-person oral argument. Telephonic appearances can be arranged at CourtCall.com (external link). All sessions will continue to be live-streamed on the Fifth District's website.

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California Supreme Court

The Court will communicate updates related to the COVID-19 emergency on its homepage (external link).

 

Updated: 3/24/2020

California Supreme Court Issues Order Extending deadlines for 30 Days

On Friday March 20, 2020 the California Supreme Court (CSC) issued an order (external link to PDF) extending all high court proceedings for an additional 30 days, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic which has created a "public health emergency."

The order applies only to CSC proceedings with deadlines from March 20 through April 20.

The Courtís News Release regarding the deadline extensions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is available here (external link).

California Supreme Court Expands Electronic Filing; No Paper Copies Sent to Court

On Wednesday 18, 2020, the CSC expanded mandatory electronic filing via TrueFiling in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now all documents (including briefs in cases where review has been granted) must be filed electronically on the "TrueFiling" platform, and paper copies should not be submitted, until further notice. A notice regarding this change is posted on the Court's Electronic Filing / Submissions page (external link).

The Courtís News Release regarding expanded electronic filing is available here (external link).

Oral Arguments in the California Supreme Court

On March 16, 2020, the CSC issued an order (external link to PDF) suspending in-person oral argument sessions. Until further notice, the CSC will be conducting oral argument from the San Francisco Supreme Court Headquarters building with counsel appearing through teleconferencing, videoconferencing, or similar methods of remote participation. Oral argument sessions will continue to be livestreamed for the public.

The Courtís News Release regarding oral argument is available here (external link).

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CCAP Office Operations

Updated: 3/24/2020

NO CCAP Staff Onsite Now and Most are Working Remotely

In compliance with Governor Newsom's Stay-at-Home Order for California (external link to PDF) and Sacramento County's Stay-at-Home Order (external link to PDF), both issued on March 19, 2020, CCAP has closed its physical office and most staff are working remotely. No CCAP employees will be onsite. All CCAP staff attorneys will continue working remotely full-time, which includes processing claims.

Please note:

  • Email is the best way to reach a staff attorney regarding a case.

  • Please do not ship transcripts or mail items to the CCAP office, including transcripts for a no-issue review; this will lead to major delays.
    Instead, do the following: Contact the assigned staff attorney if you are considering a no-issue review. The staff attorney will discuss the best way to send the record for a review.

  • CCAP will still be able to make some appointment offers because there are currently cases making their way through CCAP's appointment process. However, as more of our 32 County Superior Courts declare legal holiday breaks in due dates, we anticipate that the number of new cases will slow correspondingly.

We ask for patience while we shift into this new stage of the pandemic in our State. Thank you for your support!

Stay safe and healthy,
The CCAP Staff

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