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Updates From Local Superior Courts Week April 20-24th 
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Updates From Local Superior Courts Week April 20-24th

We’ve compiled updated from our local Superior Courts in one post. We’ll update this post as more information comes in this week.

4.22.20: Superior Court of Alameda County

The Superior Court of Alameda County has adopted emergency Local Rule 5.38 and amended Local Rule 3.30 and emergency Local Rules 1.8a, 3.29, 4.115, 5.27, 5.6, and 5.66 to facilitate the resumption of Court services during the COVID-19 crisis, posts traffic court FAQ and begins accepting some traffic documents via drop box. These rules are posted on the Court’s COVID-19 web page and the Court’s Local Rules page.

At a later date, these rules will be integrated into the Superior Court of Alameda County’s Local Rules and distributed as set forth in rule 10.613(g)(2).

4.23.20: Superior Court of Alameda County launches remote public & media access to court proceedings

The Superior Court of Alameda County (Court) is pleased to announce that, beginning April 24, 2020, it will allow the public and media to access certain court proceedings remotely via live audio streams broadcast directly from courtrooms to the Court’s web site. The details of the Court’s remote access plan are set forth in emergency Local Rule 1.7a, which the Court adopted on April 23, 2020. Read more

4.24.20: Alameda County – Emergency rule re fax and drop box filing during COVID-19 crisis

This rule governs the filing of papers in Civil, Family, Probate, and Mental Health matters during the COVID-19 crisis, and is effective notwithstanding any other provisions of these Local Rules. This new amendment adds to the type of documents that my be filed via fax and drop box, and begins to accept filings by mail.  Read more