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local civil rule 16

CIVIL RULE 16: ELECTRONIC FILING AND SERVICE

A. GENERAL

Refer to Rule 6 of the General Court and Administration Rules.

(Eff. 6/20/16)

B. ORDERS AFTER HEARING IN CIVIL DIVISION CASES

Proposed orders submitted with moving papers before a hearing on a regularly-noticed motion, or orders after hearing, shall be lodged with the court electronically in PDF format attached to Judicial Council Form EFS-020. At the same time as the EFS-020 and the PDF proposed order are lodged with the Court electronically, a version of the proposed order in an fully editable word-processing format (preferably in MS Word format, and not PDF or PDF converted to a word format) shall be submitted to the court by electronic mail using an address identified on the court’s website. Judicial Council form orders or other PDF orders shall not be submitted to the email box, except to provide notice that the order has been electronically filed. In submitting proposed orders after hearing to a department email box, the subject line of the email shall include the case number, case name, and hearing date.  Unless requested by the Court, no other form of order shall be submitted to a department email box, including without limitation PDF orders, stipulations, ex parte applications, or other requests for orders. All stipulations must be electronically filed with an EFS-020 cover sheet, or submitted in paper form by ex parte application during ex parte hours.  (See Local Civil Rule 8.F.)

(Eff. 10/15/18)

C. EX PARTE APPLICATIONS

See Local Civil Rule 8.F.  Applications for ex parte orders in Civil Division cases shall be submitted to the court in paper form during the ex parte hours of 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. in accordance with Local Civil Rule 8.F. and the California Rules of Court. All other stipulations, and requests for orders shall be electronically filed.  All original orders on an ex parte application signed by the court and returned to the submitting party shall be immediately returned for filing to the Calendar Office or Clerk’s Office as directed.  No orders containing the court’s original signature may be submitted through efiling and will be rejected.

(Eff. 10/15/18)

D. EX PARTE APPLICATIONS BY TELEPHONE

Any party filing an ex parte application who seeks to appear telephonically pursuant to Rules of Court, Rule 3.3670(d) and (h), must submit the ex parte application clearly marked as “Telephone Appearance” in paper form during ex parte hours two full court days before the requested appearance, and shall be served as required by Rule 3.670(h)(3)(b) at or before the same time.  The telephonic ex parte application shall be submitted to the assigned department after filing and receiving a hall pass.    

(Eff. 10/15/18)

 


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