LA-Superior-Court-Consolidation-Plan_1

Report
ATTORNEY SERVICES
INFORMATION MEETING
March 11, 2013
Department 1
Stanley Mosk Courthouse
TODAY’S OBJECTIVES
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Describe Briefly the Court’s Consolidation Plan
Provide Resources for Your Information
Describe New Procedures
Provide the Timing and Location(s) of
Documentation Processing from March 18,
2013 Forward
FIRST, TERMINOLOGY
• General Jurisdiction: $25,000 & Greater
Personal Injury/Remaining Cases
• Limited Jurisdiction: $25,000 & Less
Collections, Unlawful Detainers, Remaining
• Small Claims
SECOND, LOCATIONS
• General Jurisdiction: PI @ Mosk, I/C @ Mosk
and Designated District Locations
• Collections: Norwalk & Chatsworth
• Unlawful Detainers: Lancaster, Mosk, Long
Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica
• Remaining Limited: Mosk
• Small Claims: Mosk, Alhambra, Downey,
Inglewood, Lancaster, and Van Nuys East
COURTHOUSE CLOSURES
• Ten Courthouses Will Be Closed or Limited in Usage
– Huntington Park; Whittier
– Pomona North; Malibu
– West Los Angeles; Beverly Hills
– San Pedro; Beacon Street
– Catalina; Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center
Starting from Small and Going
Forward………
General
Jurisdiction
Limited
Small
Claims
DOWNEY
SMALL
CLAIMS
Downey
MOSK
INGLEWOOD
Inglewood
VAN NUYS EAST
Mosk
Van NuysEast
ALHAMBRA
Alhambra
LANCASTER
SMALL CLAIMS: FROM 27 TO 6
SMALL CLAIMS
Sources of Filings
Courthouse
Central (Mosk)
Stanley Mosk
East District , North Central District, North
East District, East LA Courthouse
Alhambra
North West District, North Valley District
Van Nuys - East
South District, Southeast District, South
Central District
Downey
West District, Southwest District
Inglewood
Van Nuys
Alhambra
Mosk
Inglewood
Downey
CIVIL: THE BIG PICTURE
Limited Jurisdiction: CRC 3.740
• Collections
• Collections
• All Others
Except UD’s
Chatsworth
Mosk
Norwalk
REMAINING LIMITED…….
TO MOSK MASTER CALENDAR
All Limited Civil Cases
Except for Collections &
Unlawful Detainers Filed at
the Mosk Courthouse
c
Chatsworh
LJ
Mosk
c
Norwalk
Unlawful Detainer
Santa
Monica
Long
Beach
Pasadena
Stanley
Mosk
Unlawful Detainers
Sources of Filings
Courthouses
Central (Mosk)
Stanley Mosk
North Valley District, North Central District,
Northeast District, East District, East LA
Courthouse
Pasadena
Southeast District, South Central District, South
District, Southwest District (not Inglewood)
Long Beach
West District, Northwest District, Inglewood
Santa Monica
Pasadena
Mosk
Santa Monica
Long Beach
GENERAL JURISDICTION
• Individual Calendar Courts (I/C) Retained
• PI Cases Transferred To Mosk Master
Calendars
• All PI Cases Filed At Mosk Courthouse
– Master Calendar – With Limited Exceptions
PROBATE
All Probate Matters Will be
Transferred to the Mosk
Courthouse; New File Date is
April 8, 2013 with Remaining
Transfers by June, 2013
IMPLEMENTATION DATES
• New Filings in Hubs: March 18
• Lay-Offs and Cascades: June 15
• Court Closures: Completed by July 1
• General Jurisdiction Personal Injury
Cases
• Limited Jurisdiction Non-Collection
• Collection Cases
• Unlawful Detainers
• Small Claims
General Jurisdiction
New Filing
Personal Injury
Filed @ Stanley Mosk
Definition of “Personal Injury” Case
• Tort Action for Bodily Injury, Wrongful Death,
Damages to Personal Property
• Unlimited Civil Action Described on the Civil
Case Cover Sheet Addendum (LACIV 109)
• Exclusions: Asbestos, Toxic/Environmental,
Injury to Real Property, IIED, Defamation, Civil
Rights/Discrimination, Malpractice (≠ Medmal)
Supplemental Filings
Filings for PI cases (General as Defined and
Limited as Non-collections, Non-Unlawful
Detainers) will be scheduled as follows:
PI and LJ Moves
• Mosk (IC to PI)
3/18
6,400
• Chatsworth
4/2
1,300
• Norwalk
4/2
1,200
• Pasadena
4/8
900
• Torrance
4/8
1,300
• Compton
4/15
700
• Long Beach
4/15
1,000
• Antelope Valley
4/22
600
• Burbank
4/22
800
• Pomona
4/22
1,200
• Glendale
4/29
700
• Glendale
4/29
700
• Santa Monica
5/6
2,100
• Van Nuys
5/13
1,800
Collections
• April 2
Mosk
6400
• April 8
Santa Monica
1800
• April 15
Alhambra
Burbank
Glendale
1200
500
1300
• April 22
Van Nuys
5300
• April 29
Lancaster
Beverly Hills
Compton
Inglewood
1800
1700
1700
1200
• May 6
Bellflower
Downey
El Monte
Huntington Park
Long Beach
Pasadena
San Pedro
Torrance
West Covina
Whittier
1000
1000
1000
1000
1900
1000
700
1000
3500
100
UNLAWFUL DETAINERS
• May 13
Bellflower
200
• May 20
Alhambra
Beverly Hills
Burbank
Chatsworth
Compton
Downey
East Los Angeles
200
100
100
800
500
300
200
UNLAWFUL DETAINERS
• May 28
El Monte
300
Glendale
Huntington Park
Inglewood
Pomona
West Covina
200
200
400
300
500
San Pedro
Torrance
Van Nuys
700
200
1,300
SMALL CLAIMS
• May 13
Bellflower
Chatsworth
El Monte
Pomona
• May 20
Beverly Hills
Compton
East Los Angeles
Glendale
Huntington Park
West Covina
200
1,100
300
300
600
500
300
900
400
500
SMALL CLAIMS
• May 28
Long Beach
900
Pasadena
500
San Pedro
300
Santa Monica
1,000
Torrance
500
West Los Angeles
700
Whittier
200
Filing Collections Cases
• Dedicated Collections Filing
Windows
• Drop Off Model (DOM)
• Document Order
• Court Email Address
• Fax Filing
Collections Filing Windows
The Chatsworth and Norwalk
Collections Hubs will have at
least two dedicated filing
windows open during business
hours.
DOM
The new “Drop Off Model” currently utilized by the
Civil Filing Windows at Stanley Mosk Courthouse
will be implemented at Chatsworth and Norwalk
Collection Hubs.
Exceptions may be made under certain
circumstances (e.g. for self-represented litigants),
however, no more than three (3) filings will be
processed at the filing window at a time.
Document Order
To facilitate efficient processing of your
documents, we ask that you submit them in
the following order:
1. Complaint
2. Civil Case Cover sheet
3. Civil case cover sheet addendum
4. Summons
5. Consent Form
6. Check (payable to Los Angeles Superior Court)
Court Email Address
• Collections Email Addresses have been established
for clerical and courtroom staff to send and receive
notifications to attorneys (or designees) regarding
collections filings (e.g. rejections, fees, etc.).
• Court staff will NOT be obligated to respond to
emails received by attorneys (or designees).
• Documents/attachments will not be sent or
received.
• Emails (sent and received) will be automatically
deleted after 3 days.
FAX FILING
• Fax Filings for collections cases will only
be accepted at the appropriate
Collections Hub effective March 18,
2013.
• Fax Filing numbers (if different) will be
announced prior to March 18, 2013 and
posted on the Court’s Website.
• Fax Filing procedures and charges will
apply as before.
RESOURCES
• ALL INFORMATION WILL BE ON THE COURT’S
WEBSITE
• COPY OF POWERPOINT PROVIDED UPON
REQUEST

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