San Francisco Court Update
As most of you know the San Francisco County Superior Court recently modified their hours of operation for the clerks’ office now closing at 4:00PM every day.
Please note that the clerk will not file any document other than the one the clerk is currently working on at the filing window. Any other document(s) you need filed will have to be brought back the next business day. We, our customers, and the public currently have no other options as the court no longer provides a drop-box to submit filings at closing.
CALSPro is actively working to find a solution to help our members who are in the clerk’s office before closing time. Mike Belote has made contact with the Executive Clerk, T. Michael Yun through his connections at the AOC and Judicial Council, but as of now San Francisco Superior Court is sticking to their current policy as they are technically in compliance with the California Rules of Court and there is no code or provision to require them to do anything beyond what they are currently doing. Although, we understand the fiscal impact that the budget reductions have had on courts, all court users, including the public will be harmed severely, some irreparably, by this policy.
Our President, Chad Barger, recently sent a letter to Mr. Yun with a request, that a drop-box or some other method be available to people who are properly in line at closing time so that any applicable statutes will be protected.
Stay tuned for further updates.
Legislative Committee Chairman