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RIVERSIDE SUPERIOR COURT ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES


 

 JUDGES ELECT IN UNCONTESTED ELECTION: 

Hon. John M. Monterosso as Presiding Judge & Hon. Judith C. Clark as Assistant Presiding Judge 

Release Date: September 25, 2020

 

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

Hon. John M. Monterosso was elected Presiding Judge, and Hon. Judith C. Clark Assistant Presiding Judge in an uncontested election for the two top posts of the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside. Both Judge Monterosso and Judge Clark will begin their two-year terms on January 1, 2021.


General Order No. 2020-57

Twelfth Implementation Order

Release Date: September 17, 2020

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

For more information please visit the Court's COVID-19 Court Operations website. 



REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

 ACTION TO CLOSE MULTIPLE RIVERSIDE COUNTY COURTHOUSES AND/OR REDUCE SERVICES

This public comment notice is being sent on behalf of the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside.

Due to the State of California’s $54 billion deficit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Riverside Superior Court will experience a revenue shortfall in Fiscal Year 2020/2021 of $12 million. The Court has taken actions to reduce this deficit by closing some courthouses, freezing vacant staff positions, reducing operating costs, and implementing some furloughs. These actions alone will not be enough to cover the anticipated shortfall.

Pursuant to Government Code § 68106(b)(1), the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside provides this 60-day notice of its intention to tentatively take one or more of the following actions. These actions are proposed to occur no sooner than October 5, 2020.

  • Close Riverside County courthouses one (1) to two (2) Fridays per month;
  • Reduce service hours to 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; and/or
  • Continue closures of the Corona, Hemet, Moreno Valley and Temecula courthouses until further notice.

Any interested person or entity wishing to comment on these actions must send their comment in writing or electronically no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, October 5, 2020. Comments may be submitted to the following:

Superior Court of California, County of Riverside

Executive Office

4050 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Email: CourtExecutiveOffice@Riverside.Courts.Ca.Gov

 

EXTENSION OF COURT CLOSURES

For up to date information on hours of operation of Riverside County Superior Court location please click hereFor more information please visit the Court's 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.

  • Update: Face Coverings Now Required to Enter County Courthouses: Click here (PDF)
  • 8/07/2020: Riverside Superior Court Extends some Court Closures: Click here (PDF)

For past news releases click here, and 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 

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


 

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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.

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Now Accepting Applications for the RCBA-Riverside Superior Court New Attorney Academy

Visit the RCBA website for more information on how to apply

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RCBA General Membership Meeting via Zoom

"How to Navigate the Court Systems During COVID-19 (Civil, Family, Juvenile and Criminal)"

Friday, October 16, 2020
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. All non-members, whether you need MCLE credit or not, must pay by October 14 in order to receive your confirmation link to join the webinar.
 
MCLE credit: 1 hour General
Cost: RCBA members Free, Non-members $25.
Click HERE to pay with a credit card (you don't need to log in or create an account to use this option). Make checks payable to RCBA.
 
For More Information Click HERE 
 

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 Upcoming MCLE Events

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Updated Regularly as RCBA announces new events.

Click here to view the RCBA calendar of events for more information

 

 Civil Litigation Roundtable Discussion featuring

The Honorable Craig Riemer 
The next roundtable is:
Monday, October 5, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 PM, via Zoom
 
Please submit your questions prior to this webinar to rcba@riversidecountybar.com.
 
After responding to your questions, other topics may include:
  • Why is your case management conference or OSC continued the day before the hearing?
  • Why a word processor is not your friend: How to draft focused notices of motion, points and authorities, and declarations.
Location: Webinar via Zoom
MCLE Credit : 1.0 hour General
Fee: Members - Free      Non- Members - $25.00

 Joint Civil Litigation Section and CLE Committee

Date: Tuesday October 13, 2020 from Noon - 1:15pm
For more information or to RSVP please visit the RCBA website
 
Location: Webinar via Zoom
MCLE Credit : 1.0 hour General
Fee: Members - Free      Non- Members - $25.00

 


 Estate Panning, Probate & Elder Law Section 

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from Noon to 1:15pm
For more information or to RSVP please visit the RCBA website
 
Location: Webinar via Zoom
MCLE Credit : 1.0 hour General
Fee: Members - Free      Non- Members - $25.00

 


 Appellate Law Section 

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020 from Noon to 1:30pm
For more information or to RSVP please visit the RCBA website
Speaker: Justice Manuel Ramirez, Court of Appeal
 
Location: Webinar via Zoom
MCLE Credit : 1.0 hour General
Fee: Members - Free      Non- Members - $25.00
 

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

 

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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 website for more information and steps on how to apply. 

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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