Court Updates from The Mortgage Law Firm (California, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington)

Updated 3/19/2020. Please review the below information regarding Court schedules and closures in our footprint states.
Updated 3/20/2020. Please review the below information regarding Court schedules and closures in our footprint states.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Joey K.
Director of Operational Compliance
M: 808.679.9224
Please see the announcements from Courts and Recorder offices of CA. Are COURTS considered "Essential Business?" Answer: Yes

California Statewide 'Stay-at-Home' Order:

The order exempts 16 federally designated critical infrastructure sectors, and courthouses are listed in the government facilities sector.

Courts are deemed an "essential" operation, similar to law enforcement and health care providers even during emergency situations.

The Court is required to continue to perform its core judicial functions to ensure access to justice, protect due process, and provide a forum for the orderly resolution of disputes.

Usually, serving the most critical needs of the most vulnerable in communities, including the elderly, children, and victims of domestic violence, and those whose lives and liberty are at stake.

Governor Newsom Order re Evictions (3/16)
LA Superior further postponements (3/17)
Alameda Superior update (3/17)
Fresno Superior update (3/17)
Kern Superior CLOSURE (3/17)
Monterey Superior CLOSURE (3/17)
Riverside Recorder CLOSURE (3/18)
Riverside Superior case suspensions (3/17)
Sacramento Superior partial closures (3/17)
San Bernardino Recorder CLOSURE (3/18)
San Diego Recorder open/limited services (3/18)
San Luis Obispo Superior postponements (3/16)
Santa Barbara Superior CLOSURE (3/17)
Santa Clara Superior update (3/17)
US District, Eastern District trials/operations update (3/17)
US District, Northern District trials/operations update (3/16)
US District, Southern District trials/operations update (3/17)
Ventura County CLOSURE - ALL GOVT. BUILDINGS (3/17)


2020.03.17 5CC Emergency Order
2020.03.17 2CC Emergency Order
2020.03.16 1CC Probate Emergency Order
2020.03.16 1CC Emergency Order
Hawaii Superior Court
3CC Emergency Order

341 Meetings of Creditors scheduled between March 16 and April 15 are suspended. All deadlines triggered by the 341 meetings are likewise suspended.

OK 341 Meetings - General Order 20-5

Western District of Oklahoma is limiting court access. Information is outlined in the attached Order.

Tulsa County
Beckham County Motion Docket 


Oregon state courts
Courts remain open.  OR courts have initiated “level 3 restrictions” on court operations through at least March 27.  The measures below will be in effect through March 27 and may be extended. Jury trials are postponed. FED trials and first appearances for landlord tenant matters are postponed.
Other in person hearings shall be postponed or not scheduled. Individual courts may set up procedures for telephonic appearances. Each county will be rolling out measures consistent with the attached restrictions over the next two days. These measures will not directly impact any currently scheduled hearings for our files. 

Oregon Mediations
The OR mediation program, governed by the OR department of justice, has adopted the policy of cancelling mediations whenever schools in the county of the mediation are closed.  Schools in OR are currently closed until April 1, 2020 (pending further review) and all mediations scheduled between now and April 1, 2020 will be postponed.  After that date if schools open postponements will be allowed for parties experiencing cold or flu like symptoms or caring for a party with cold or flu like symptoms.

Court emergency operations and closures. The Washington Supreme Court has postponed March oral arguments and authorized presiding trial court judges to respond appropriately to protect the safety of their own courts and communities (
more information). The Supreme Court has also published a new webpage with statewide court modifications and local court orders; check that clearinghouse often for updates.

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