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Posted April 29, 2014 in Legislation
AB 2286 – This is a bill introduced by Assembly Member Wagner and sponsored by CALSPro. To quote the bill, “This law would remove oversight of the registration of process servers from the counties and place it within the State Bar of California.”
The bill was moving through the Assembly Judiciary Committee, with the first hearing scheduled for April 26, 2014. Unexpected and unanticipated opposition has recently been expressed by the California Supreme Court. After discussions with the court, CALSPro will be asking Assembly Member Wagner to withdraw the bill.
Discussions will continue within CALSPro regarding our registration with the possibility of new legislation being submitted in 2015.
More information will be available at the next CALSPro Board of Directors meeting, scheduled for June 21, 2014 in Sacramento.
Steven C. Janney
For the Legislative Committee
NEW, REVISED OR REPEALED FORMS FOR THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL AND SAN DIEGO SUPERIOR COURT
Attached is a list of new, revised or repealed Judicial Council and San Diego Superior Court forms which are now available for use. Court forms available on the Internet may be found at: www.sdcourt.ca.gov, and/or printed forms may be found at the San Diego Superior Court business offices as indicated.
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF SAME-DAY FILING DEADLINE FOR DOCUMENTS DEPOSITED IN COURT DROP BOX
Effective April 21, 2014
Pursuant to California Rule of Court 2.210(a), drop boxes are currently provided outside each Clerk’s Office for filing papers or submitting payments.
Effective Monday, April 21, 2014, the same-day filing deadline for any document deposited in the court’s drop boxes will no longer be 5:00 p.m. Instead, any document deposited in the boxes up to and including 4:30 p.m. on a court business day is deemed to have been deposited for filing on that day. Any document deposited in the court’s drop box on a judicial holiday, or after 4:30 p.m. is deemed to have been deposited for filing on the next court business day.
April 14, 2014
NOTICE TO ATTORNEYS
Effective January 1, 2014, the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego discontinued the use of the Certificate of Service and Certificate of Progress in all Civil proceedings. In lieu of this filing, counsel wishing to extend the time to serve the complaint must seek an extension via ex parte application to the assigned department (CRC 3. 110, SDSC 2.1.5).
Effective immediately, all Certificate of Service and Certificate of Progress Forms submitted to the court will not be processed or returned. The court will recycle all submitted documents.
Posted December 31, 2013 in Membership
Effective Jan. 6, 2014, the following changes will be implemented in the general jurisdiction Personal Injury (PI) Courtrooms at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012.
Los Angeles Superior Court News Release
Public Information Office
E-mail Address: PublicInfo@LASuperiorcourt.org
May 31, 2013
Judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court overwhelmingly voted to appoint veteran court executive Sherri R. Carter as their Executive Officer/Clerk, succeeding John A. Clarke, who retired March 31, 2013. Carter is presently the Court Executive Officer for the Riverside Superior Court. She also served as the Executive Officer and Clerk of Court of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the largest federal district in the nation, and as the Trial Court Executive and Clerk of Court for the Eighth Circuit Court for the State of Utah. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in business administration from the University of California at Riverside.
“I could not be more pleased to announce that Sherri Carter is our new executive officer,” said Presiding Judge David S. Wesley. “She is a proven leader at the state level, and an excellent trial court administrator with 19 years as an executive in the federal and state courts. Her achievements in technological innovation and court-community relations, coupled with her ability to encourage professionalism and creativity among her staff, will serve our Court well,” said Wesley.
Assistant Presiding Judge Carolyn Kuhl said, “Those who have worked with Ms. Carter emphasize her strong leadership abilities and the fact that her leadership style is inclusive and teamwork oriented. On the statewide level, she has tirelessly and effectively worked to strengthen the trial courts everywhere she has worked during her 30 years of service to the courts,” said Kuhl, “and she has successfully worked with judges to enhance the administration of justice.”
William Mitchell will continue to serve as Interim CEO until Carter takes office on Sept. 4, 2013.
Assembly Bill 1825 (Government Code 12950.1) states that at least once every two years, each supervisory employee in CA is mandated to undergo at least 2 hours of classroom or other effective interactive education and training regarding the recognition, prevention and correction of sexual harassment. 2013 is a compliance year!
CALSPro provides an inexpensive ($25) online resource for providing the training and education; which includes a test and a certificate upon successful completion of the program, meeting the requirement set forth by the statute. Simply click on this link: http://www.myeglearn.com/CALSPro/ , or go to www.CALSPro.org , and at the top “EDUCATION” tab click the drop-down for Online Programs. Then click on “Harassment Prevention” on the left side. You will see a list of courses, the first of which is:
Preventing Harassment and Illegal Discrimination for Supervisors [California] – AB 1825 Compliant [Updated for 2013]
Then do the program and print the certificate. While you’re there, check out some of the hundreds of other courses available on the site.
CALSPro Vice President
Continuing Education Chair
CALSPro has posted the 2013 CCPS Workshop & Exam schedule at CALSPro.org/Events. There are currently 7 events scheduled for 2013 and the first 4 are open for online registration. The first of the Workshop & Exam events is scheduled for February 23rd in San Diego.
The CALSPro Certified Process Server (CCPS) designation was established to acknowledge those process servers who have extended their professional education and successfully passed the CALSPro process server certification examination. The CCPS examination is administered by the CALSPro Continuing Education Committee and consists of a series of questions relating to the law. The CCPS Exam is traditionally preceded by a workshop and the workshop and exam are offered throughout the year, throughout the state.