Court Updates

NEWS RELEASE: Superior Court of California - County of Riverside


Release Date: December 7, 2020
Contact: Marita C. Ford, Public Information Officer


On December 3, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a Regional Stay-At-Home-Order (Order) that would be applicable once a designated region falls below 15% of ICU bed capacity, which then subjects the counties within the region to the restrictive terms set forth in the Order, for a minimum of three weeks. The County of Riverside is assigned to the Southern California Region. On December 6, 2020, the Southern California Region fell below the 15% ICU bed capacity threshold, triggering application of the Order to the County of Riverside.

As a result, pursuant to the authority set forth in General Order 2020-68, which extends the time period in Penal Code section 1382 for the holding of a trial, all new jury trials are suspended through December 31, 2020. This order is only applicable to jury trials that have not commenced. This order does not affect jury trials that are in progress, which will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

The Riverside Superior Court’s website includes links to court orders, division notices, press releases, and online court services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The public is encouraged to visit the website to access the most current Court information.

Electronic version available at

Update on Court Policy regarding Continuances

In response to comments from the bar at last Friday’s Bench-Bar meeting related to continuances

Read more

Court update re: TRO’s and Ex Parte Hearings

Here is another important update regarding Temporary Restraining Orders and Ex Parte Orders. The Cout has just adopted the following policy...

Read more

Riverside County Superior Court update

As a valued DBA member, the DBA is striving to keep you informed of important Court related news. Please see the following updates...

Read more