The Law Offices of Arash Hashemi is here to support you during Covid-19.

Los Angeles, CA – In these uncertain times surrounding COVID-19, the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi remains open and committed to fiercely defending its clients’ constitutional rights.

  • Office staff is working normal hours, taking calls from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Attorneys are attending court hearings and monitoring cases for continuances.
  • The firm is still accepting new clients.
  • The firm is holding client meetings and consultations over the phone.

While the State of California continues to navigate this unprecedented and difficult situation, the courts remain open for the fundamental purpose of safeguarding constitutional due process.

The Los Angeles Superior Court issued a General Order on March 23, detailing the court’s current procedures:

  • Access to any and all Los Angeles County Courthouses shall be restricted at all times to Judges, Commissioners, court staff and authorized persons until further notice
  • Access to any and all court proceedings, including but not limited to arraignments, preliminary hearings, motions, ex partes or trials, shall be limited to parties, attorneys, witnesses and authorized persons until further notice
  • The full and complete temporary public closure of the Sylmar Juvenile Courthouse for three (3) days
  • The full and complete public closure of the Beverly Hills, Catalina and Spring Street courthouses, until further notice
  • The Executive Officer/Clerk of Court may provide telephonic and electronic assistance to assist in those essential services as outlined in the March 17, 2020 and March 19, 2020 Administrative Order of the Presiding Judge re: COVID-19 Pandemic
  • The suspension of any and all Criminal or Civil jury or non-jury trials per the March 19, 2020 Administrative Order of the Presiding Judge re: COVID-19 Pandemic, including Unlawful Detainer trials, until further notice
  • In all Criminal cases, a 90-day continuance of any and all status reports and progress reports
  • The continuance of any and all Criminal Misdemeanor cases with out-of- custody defendants, for 90 days, unless otherwise statutorily required
  • Bail review hearings under Penal Code section 1275 for any and all Misdemeanor or Felony pretrial detainees will be deemed a priority matter on the court’s calendar for the next 60 days
  • Social distancing of at least six (6) feet shall be enforced in all courthouses and courtrooms, to the extent possible

*** On June 12, 2020, a new General Order was issued by Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile. ***

Court operations will be expanded gradually as follows:

June 22, 2020:

  • Probate courtrooms will resume expanded operations and conduct proceedings
    remotely using LACourtConnect (LACC), the Court’s new audio and video remote
    courtroom appearance technology.
  • Mental Health courtrooms will resume full operations at the Hollywood
    Courthouse. The courtroom hearing proceedings pursuant to the Lanterman Petris
    Short Act (LPS) will resume operations at the Metropolitan Courthouse. Riese
    hearings and hospital hearings will be conducted remotely by video.
  • Juvenile Dependency courtrooms will resume full operations. The Court will
    prioritize adjudications and dispositions involving children who are detained, and
    continue to conduct remote appearances via Webex.
  • Juvenile Delinquency courtrooms will resume full operations. Priority will be
    given to arraignments, adjudication, disposition and Welfare and Institutions Code
    section 777 hearings for detained minors, competency hearings, transfer hearings,
    warrants and emergency health and safety matters. Remote appearances will
    continue via Webex.
  • Civil courtrooms, except for courtrooms hearing Small Claims and Collections
    matters, will expand operations to include case management conferences, Law and
    Motion and informal conferences, which may be conducted remotely via CourtCall
    until after LACC is more widely available on July 6, and thereafter, for remote
    appearances.
  • Settlement courts will resume mandatory settlement conferences and will conduct them remotely using LACC.
  • Writs and Receivers courtrooms will resume full operations.
  • Complex Civil and Personal Injury courtrooms located at the Spring Street Courthouse will resume full operations and conduct remote hearings and proceedings via CourtCall until LACC is available on July 6 and onwards.
  • Family Law courtrooms will resume proceedings in a gradual, phased-in fashion, based on the Division’s uniform four-category triaging plan for matters and exparte applications. Proceedings are initially limited to Restraining Orders, postarraignment contempt and Family Code 3130 matters

June 25, 2020:

  • Appellate Division will resume full operations and hold oral arguments.

June 29, 2020:

  • Unlawful Detainer courtrooms may resume Law and Motion and ex-parte applications.

July 6, 2020:

  • The Criminal Division will commence a phased expansion of operations and expand the use of remote proceedings via Webex.

 

To prepare for the  reopening of the closed 400 courtrooms and resumption of hearings and court operations, the Clerk’s Office — which has been closed since March 23 — will reopen on June 15.

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For more information about the Los Angeles County Superior Court please visit the Court Website: LACourt.org

To schedule a consultation with a lawyer at our firm, contact us 24 hours a day at (310) 448-1529 or contact us online.