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RIVERSIDE SUPERIOR COURT

EXTENDS CLOSURE DATE

 News Release Date: May 14, 2020

 This notice is being sent on behalf of the Hon. John W. Vineyard, Presiding Judge of Riverside Superior Court. 

Amid continued concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to comply with federal, state and local guidelines, the court will be extending its temporary closures through Friday, May 29, 2020

The court will continue to handle emergency matters affecting public health and safety as outlined on the court’s COVID-19 Court Operations website.

 We appreciate the support and understanding of the public and justice partners during these challenging times.

RIVERSIDE

SUPERIOR COURT

Restoration of Services in Juvenile Law Matters

This notice is being sent on behalf of the Hon. John W. Vineyard, Presiding Judge of Riverside Superior Court.
 
Effective Monday, May 18, 2020, the court reopened an additional courtroom in each region of the county. The Riverside Juvenile Court, Southwest Juvenile Court, and the Larson Justice Center will operate a dependency courtroom and a delinquency courtroom. The Court will resume hearing modified contested matters where only stipulated testimony, document and arguments are considered. The court will also begin to hear uncontested Welfare and Institutions Code section 366.26 hearings. All hearings will be conducted telephonically or via video.
 
This notice outlines processes and timelines for the restoration of services for juvenile law case matters.
 
For more information on the Court’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the COVID-19 Court Operations website.
 

Restoration of Services in Family Law Matters  

This notice is being sent on behalf of the Hon. John W. Vineyard, Presiding Judge of Riverside Superior Court.
 
Effective Monday, May 18, 2020, the court will rescind the court holiday provision for all non-emergency general family law and Department of Child Support (DCSS) filings (except Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights filings), which was enacted pursuant to Government Code section 68115. The processing of Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights filings will resume on June 15, 2020. In addition, the court will resume conducting Child Custody Recommending Counselor (CCRC) appointments via video conference and will begin in-person hearings for permanent domestic violence restraining orders and telephonic hearings for general family law matters.
 
This notice outlines processes and timelines for the restoration of services for family law case matters.
 
For more information on the Court’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the COVID-19 Court Operations website.

 

Restoration of Services in Probate Matters  

This notice is being sent on behalf of the Hon. John W. Vineyard, Presiding Judge of Riverside Superior Court.

 Effective Monday, May 11, 2020, the court will rescind the court holiday provision for all non-emergency probate filings which was enacted pursuant to Government Code section 68115.

This NOTICE outlines the restoration of services in probate case matters.

For more information on the Court’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the COVID-19 Court Operations website.

 

PRESS RELEASE & COURT UPDATES

 Up to date information on the Riverside Court's response to the Covid-19 crisis is available on the Court's website.

  • April 29, 2020 Press Release click here for the news release about court closures (PDF)
  • April 15, 2020 Press Release click here for the news release about court closures (PDF)
  • April 1, 2020 Press Release click here for the news release about court closures (PDF).
  • March 27, 2020 Press Release click here for the PDF document
  • March 19, 2020 Press Release click here for the news release about court closures (PDF).
  • March 17, 2020 Press Release click here for the PDF document.

For current information please visit the court websites directly at these links:



Riverside Court Self-Help Center Services

Riverside Courts Self-Help current services available

Effective immediately: You are encouraged to call or email the self-help center for self-help services in Family Law, Civil or probate matters.
SelfHelp@Riverside.Courts.Ca.Gov 951-274-4499 or 760-393-2163

 Staff are able to:
✓Explain what it means for litigants to be their own attorney.
✓ Provide links to forms and answer specific questions.
✓ Provide legal information.
✓ Explain the court process/procedures.

 Click here for more Details and en Español 

 

Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute

The Library of Congress is offering webinars on a variety of legal research topics. Visit their website for a list of courses and more information.

https://www.loc.gov/law/learning/us-webinars.php?loclr=bloglaw

 

RIVERSIDE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

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The Riverside County Bar Association hosts MCLEs and other events throughout the year. Visit their website to get more information about becoming a member, to learn about the many opportunities to connect with other legal professionals in the community, and complete MCLE credit hours.

Visit the Riverside County Bar Association website to view their calendar, and for more information on upcoming events.

Save the Date for the Coffee Book Club Series.

For more information, click HERE

June 4: Joel Trachtman, Professor, Tufts University

The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win 
Thursday, June 4, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

Register by June 3 for this event at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Cost: Free
MCLE credit: 0.50 hour General

If you need CLE credit, please make sure you’re joining the webinar by computer using your unique “join” link that is included in your confirmation email. Certificates will be emailed within 2 days of the webinar.

June 18: Lee Holcomb, Author, Attorney, and Speaker
 
June 25: Jill Norgren, Professor Emerita for the John Jay College
 
July 16: Jeremy Richter, Shareholder at Webster Henry
 
July 28: Michael F. Melcher, nationally known executive coach
 
 

Civil Law and Motion in the Riverside Superior Court

 
On Friday, May 29, 2020 at Noon, join Judges Christopher Harmon and Jackson Lucky to learn about the court’s plans for remote and telephonic appearances (Webex) for law and motion in Limited and Unlimited Civil cases.
 
Details, including call-in information for next week’s training, will be coming shortly.
 

 

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DESERT BAR ASSOCIATION EVENTS

The Desert Bar Association hosts events through out the year. Visit their website to get more information about becoming a member, to learn about the many opportunities to connect with other legal professionals in the community, and complete MCLE credit hours.

Visit the Desert Bar Association website to view their calendar, and for more information on upcoming events

 

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The Riverside County's Office of County Council Volunteer Program offers unpaid student internships and volunteer opportunities at one of its four office locations on a year-round basis.  Volunteers are provided the opportunity to explore different areas of law and develop skills to become valuable legal contributors to the local community by working closely with the civil public law attorneys and paralegals.  

 

Visit their webiste for more information and steps on how to apply.