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Thursday, April 20, 2017


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Courtrooms to Close as Family Law Management System Implemented


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Family law courtrooms across the county will go dark May 25 and 26 in order to prepare for the implementation of a new case management system, the court said in a release.

Affected facilities are the Central Civil West, Chatsworth, Compton, Norwalk, Pasadena, Pomona, Santa Monica, Torrance and Van Nuys courthouses, as well as the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach, the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse in Lancaster, and the Stanley Mosk Courthouse downtown.

Restraining order and ex parte proceedings are unaffected, however, the court said.

The new system will be operational May 30, and filing may take longer than usual during the first week of implementation, the court said. It suggested that attorneys avoid filing nonpriority documents between May 30 and June 9.

“Counsel and parties are instructed to identify the assigned judicial officer and department on the first page of all documents filed with the clerk, beneath the case number, to ensure proper departmental assignment, calendaring of hearings, and distribution of documents,” the release said.


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