Useful Websites and Resources During COVID-19

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, the San Diego Superior Court is closed for an extended period of time.  At the time of publishing this list, the court is set to reopen on May 26, 2020, but this timeline is in flux and may be extended.

SDFLBA is providing this page as a clearinghouse for useful information regarding the courts closure and other resources to our members and the public.  If you have general questions, please contact us.  If you have case specific questions, please seek legal advice.

San Diego Superior Court - - The San Diego Superior Courts website provides useful and current information regarding family, civil, criminal, and probate cases. 

San Diego Superior Court COVID-19 Update Page - Find the court's updates by clicking this link

Note: this page is updated regularly.  This page of the San Diego Superior Courts website provides links to orders that have been issued by the court during the COVID-19 shutdown.  For example:

  • Click here to see Presiding Judge Lorna Alksne's General Order; click here for Addendum One to the General Order
  • Click here to see the reduced services offered at the court during the court closure
  • Follow this link to review Presiding Judge Alksne's Second Implementation of Court Closure

Family Law FAQs from the San Diego Superior CourtSee what is available, not available, and how to answer some questions you may have about the courts closure during COVID-19 by following this link

Emergency Legislation from the Judicial Council of CaliforniaOn April 6, 2020, the Judicial Council of California enacted emergency legislation to implement California Supreme Court Chief Justice and Chair of the Judicial Council Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye's emergency orders.  Follow this link to review the new legislation.  Be sure to review the sunset (expiration) provisions for each new Rule.

New Judicial Council Regulations for Electronic Service of Documents - On April 17, 2020, the Judicial Council of California enacted additional temporray emergency legislation requiring electronic service of most documents that would be served on represented parties.  The new Emergency Rule 12 is set forth here.  This rule will expire 90 days after the Governor declares the state of emergency due to COVID-19 is listed or other order of the Judicial Council.

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