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State Legal Forms are approved by the Judicial Council and can be found at: .

Local Legal Forms are designed for use in Santa Clara County only - see forms page.

Rules Effective July 1, 2014

The local rules listed and linked below supplement the California Rules of Court  and apply in Santa Clara County only. If there is a conflict between the Local Rules of Court and the California Rules of Court, the California Rules of Court apply.  

Note: Effective Nov. 24, 2014, there are changes to civil, criminal and probate rules as indicated in the following files. Civil: Rule 1, Rule 4, Rule 7, Rule 12, Rule 18; Criminal: Rule 1; Probate: Rule 1.

Parties and attorneys must comply and be familiar with these Local Rules of Court, which are designed to help the Court and parties resolve cases promptly and efficiently.

State Rules are adopted by the Judicial Council of California for all Superior Courts. The California Rules of Court can be found at: .

Click to view Local Rules of Court for other counties in California .

California Constitution and State Codes (California Law) can be found at: .

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