The California Courts Seek Public Comments on Remote Appearances

Remote Proceedings


Civil Practice and Procedure: Remote Appearances

Summary: The Ad Hoc Committee on Civil Remote Appearance Rules recommends that the Judicial Council adopt rules of court and forms to implement new Code of Civil Procedure section 367.75, enacted in Senate Bill 241 (Stats. 2021, ch. 214). That statute, which goes into effect January 1, 2022, authorizes remote proceedings in all civil cases, with special requirements applicable to juvenile dependency actions. The statute also mandates that the council adopt rules regarding certain deadlines and procedures, which are reflected in this proposal. In addition, the committee recommends forms to facilitate parties and courts in conducting proceedings remotely. The committee also recommends amending the current telephone appearance rules, to suspend them in part while these rules are in place, and revoking the current telephone appearance forms, which will be replaced by the new forms proposed here.

Deadline to Submit comments: Monday, November 15 at 5:00 pm (Pacific)

Click here to view the new proposal posted to the California Courts web site, http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm.