More than two months after the closing of most of the courts in Southern California, we are starting to see courts beginning to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though some courts have begun to resume operations, by no means should we take this as a sign that the emergency has subsided. Most courts will require that you wear a face covering and maintain social distancing guidelines as a condition of entering the courthouse. We encourage all of you to continue to follow the directives of the state and local governments in your area.
Here are the updates as of May 29, 2020:
The Orange County Superior Court has re-opened courthouses for limited services as of May 26, 2020. Members of the public should only visit a courthouse if they have been notified by the Court that they have a hearing scheduled on their matter. The public service windows remain closed. For more information on how courts are handling various types of cases, you can read the court’s latest releases here.