The Rules and Forms Committee of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, has proposed revisions to the Local Rules of Court. The Court invites your comments pursuant to rule 10.613 of the California Rules of Court, for the following changes to the local rules:
Revised Local Rule 180 – Law Enforcement Use of Body-Worn Cameras. Proposed revisions to Local Rule 180 address the increased use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers. The proposed additional language requires body-worn cameras to be inactive in the courthouse, unless an officer wearing the camera is directly involved in law enforcement activities in the courthouse. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 5.552)
Revised Local Rule 610.12 – Guardians’ Accounts. This proposal amends Local Rule 610.12 to require electronic lodging of account statements by Guardians when the original accounts are in electronic form. If the original financial statements are on paper, they must continue to be lodged in paper format. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 2.252.)
Revised Local Rule 611.11 – Conservator’s Accounts. This proposal amends Local Rule 611.11 to require electronic lodging of account statements by Conservators when the original accounts are in electronic form. If the original financial statements are on paper, they must continue to be lodged in paper format. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 2.252.)
New Local Rule 700.7 – Electronic Filing in Family Law Cases. This proposal mandates e-filing by represented parties in Family Law effective January 1, 2018. (Code Civ. Proc., § 1010.6.) Self-represented parties will be encouraged to e-file, but will be exempt from mandatory e-filing. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 2.253(b)(2).
Please find copies of the proposed revisions and rules, which is posted on the Superior Court’s website at Invitation to Comment. A comment form is attached to download and submit comments by paper format and is also available online to submit comments electronically. All comments concerning a proposed rule must be submitted no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017.
Comments submitted by U.S. mail should be directed to:
Honorable Ronald Bauer
Chair, Rules and Forms Committee
Superior Court, County of Orange
P. O. Box 1994
Santa Ana, CA 92702-1994