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Re-Opening of San Diego Superior Court
Our team at The Naumann Law Firm wants to provide you with an update on the re-opening of San Diego Superior Court. Order No. 051220-51(A), a 4-page filing was released on May 13, 2020, providing notice regarding the restoration of Civil Services. Link to a PDF of the court order can be found here. Below we highlight a few key points from the order and what it means to our clients and cases.
Beginning May 18, 2020, Status Conferences shall be scheduled using the Online Civil Scheduling Assistant, which may be accessed via the court’s website on the court’s COVID-19 page.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
The courts are ready to start re-scheduling old dates and court operations will start to accelerate on May 18, 2020. Filings and conferences can begin to be put on the court’s calendar.
- Case Management Conferences that were calendared between March 17, 2020 and May 22, 2020 are hereby continued approximately 120 days from the date they were originally set to be heard.
- Case Management Conferences that are currently set on or after May 26, 2020 are hereby continued approximately 120 days from the date they are currently set to be heard.
- Trials and Trial Readiness Conferences that were calendared between March 17, 2020 and May 22, 2020 are hereby continued approximately 180 days from the date they were originally set to be heard.
- Trials and Trial Readiness Conferences that are set on or after May 26, 2020 are hereby continued approximately 180 days from the date they were originally set to be heard.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
While it may be disappointing to see the court have such long extensions, the positive side is that May 22, 2020 is a firm “re-opening” date. Until this time, court opening dates kept being pushed and nothing has been able to be scheduled, re-scheduled or filed. Finally, the court is prepping the appropriate services and our firm can start to see some clarity on our current case timelines.
Ultimately this is outstanding news to hear from San Diego Superior Court. The process will be slow, there are thousands of conferences to be re-scheduled, but we now know the court is working towards getting back to work on May 18, 2020.
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