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Covid-19 Keeping Courts Closed

Posted by Joel Bailey | Mar 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Presiding Judge of San Diego Superior Court, which includes North County (Vista), Central (Downtown San Diego), East County (El Cajon) and South Bay (Chula Vista), on March 24th issued a General Order (http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov/portal/page?_pageid=55,2053814&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL) Closing the courts for all non-essential matters, Including all civil and criminal cases, with some exception for in-custody clients.  As of today (March 31st), the courts are making limited exceptions for in-custody defendants and emergency proceedings, such as domestic violence restraining orders .

Currently, the court has not established a procedure to notify defendants, and their attorneys, of the rescheduled dates.  The court's General Order has the closure to ending April 3, 2020, but it is likely that order will be extended once again, as the Federal government has a Shelter-In-Place policy until at least April 30, 2020.

I will update this blog when I get additional information on Court Closure policy.  

Stay safe and stay at home.

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Joel Bailey

ATTORNEY BIO & EXPERIENCE Attorney Joel W. Bailey was born and raised in San Diego, California. He graduated from La Jolla High School, and earned degrees in Psychology, Sociology and Political Science from UC Santa Barbara, as well as completing a semester at the Universidad de Madrid in Spain....

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