The Desert Bar Association is committed to keeping members and the general community apprised of relevant information from the court system. Often we notify website visitors about changes to processes, fees, or rules, and other times there is an opportunity for public comments on proposed new and amended rules. We also convey details of new programs to utilize and legislative bills to support related to the judiciary and legal processes, such as access to justice. Watch our website too for important announcements that affect the legal community.
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Pursuant to California Rule of Court 10.613, the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside is seeking public comment on the following proposed fee changes that would become effective July 1, 2012: Change the annual fee for direct fax filing...Read more
Pursuant to California Rule of Court 10.613(g)(1), which states in part, “The court must distribute each proposed rule for comment at least 45 days before it is adopted,” the Riverside County Superior Court proposes that the following local rule and...Read more
As provided by notice to all agencies dated February 14, 2012, the desert juvenile departments (240/241) will be consolidated effective Monday, April 2, 2012, and all juvenile cases will be heard by Judge Charles E. Stafford. To accommodate this consolidation,...Read more
The Riverside County Superior Court is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications from qualified citizens interested in being nominated to serve as civil grand jurors for the time period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. Those...Read more
Effective January 17, 2012, the Riverside County Superior Court is launching its automated on-line system for requesting copies of documents filed in family law, probate and civil cases. Through this on-line system you will be able to request certified copies...Read more
The court’s updated civil schedule that became effective January 1, 2012, is available on the court’s website, at http://riverside.courts.ca.gov, under the Forms and Filing tab. While there were no fee increases, the statutory authority for some fees did change. In addition,...Read more
Effective Wednesday, December 14, 2011, the automated on-line system for reserving civil law and motion hearing dates will expand and become operational for civil cases pending in the court’s desert region. The system was implemented for civil cases pending in...Read more
Small Claims, Unlawful Detainers and Short Cause Civil Trials Moved to Department 1C Eff. 1/3/12 Effective Tuesday, January 3, 2012, Commissioner David E. Gregory will hear all desert small claims, unlawful detainer, and short cause civil trials in Department 1C...Read more
The Riverside County Superior Court is pleased to announce a new monthly “PJ Settlement Day” program in which Presiding Judge Sherrill Ellsworth will help settle civil cases at the Historic Courthouse immediately before trial. The program begins on January 27,...Read more
The Desert Bar Association would like to encourage local attorneys to submit Reports on the Effects of Judicial Branch Budget Reductions on Legal Practitioners, Their Clients, and Court Users to the Judicial Council Office of California. The Council is seeking...Read more