On Wednesday, March 18, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced via a press release that for the health and safety of all users of the court system throughout California including the San Bernardino Superior Court, effective Tuesday, March 17, through Thursday, April 2, the following matters will be rescheduled due to coronavirus:

· All civil and criminal jury trials

· All civil and probate matters except for same day emergency harassment orders, elder or adult dependent abuse orders, emergency guardianship/conservatorship petitions, and LPS matters

· All small claims motions, trials and appeals

· All criminal and traffic matters except for in-custody arraignments for misdemeanors, felonies, violations of probation and parole and in-custody preliminary hearings

· All family law hearings except for same day emergency restraining orders and other emergency requests for orders

· All juvenile delinquency and dependency hearings except for emergency orders related to health and safety and emergency restraining orders

· All adoption proceedings

A new hearing date will be selected based on the court’s future calendar availability. Do not appear unless you have an emergency matter scheduled for hearing. The Clerk’s Office will provide notice to attorneys and parties regarding the continuance of each matter when the court reopens.

All jurors scheduled for jury service from March 17 to April 2, are called off for service. Do not report, you may be summoned at a later date. If jurors need to postpone their jury service you can go to sb-court.org and then go to the juror portal page, jurors can also call the courts automated phone system by calling (909) 884-1858 or 1-(866) 402-5879.

All payment due dates for fines and fees that fall between March 17 and April 2, 2020 have been extended.

For the purposes of computing time for courts related deadlines, the closure will be considered a court holiday. Drop box filings will not be filed or processed until the court reopens.

This is an unprecedented time for the court and they very much appreciate the public’s patience as they assess their caseload and prepare to reopen when the emergency order is lifted.

For more information on the emergency order go to: https://newsroom.courts.ca.gov/internal_redirect/cms.ipressroom.com.s3.amazonaws.com/262/files/20202/031720.San%20Bernardino.SIGNED%20Emergency%20Order.pdf.

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