Court Updates and Probate/Conservatorship/ Trust Seminars

Recent Court updates are as follows:

On June 5, 2020, Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile signed a General Order mandating facial coverings and social distancing requirements in all 38 Superior Court of Los Angeles County courthouses and courtrooms.

“The Court must fulfill its statutory duties while safeguarding the well-being of the public it serves,” Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile said. “The Court has taken extensive measures to reduce the number of persons coming to its courthouses, including limiting the matters to be heard on any given day, spreading out the scheduling of cases, directing prospective jurors to courtrooms instead of jury assembly rooms, facilitating remote telephonic/video court transactions with the virtual Clerk’s Office, online and remote Self-Help services, remote mediations, teleworking employees, encouraging counsel and litigants to appear remotely, and implementing scheduled appointments for in-person transactions at the courthouse.” The Order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice. In addition, The Los Angeles Superior Court, intends to move forward with a court-operated telephonic and video appearance program. The initial service areas to be transitioned will be Probate* and Civil Mandatory Settlement Conferences.

The San Diego Superior Court was closed to the public for non-emergency services from March 17 – May 22, 2020. The Court has resumed most services as of May 26, 2020, although in-person services will continue to be limited in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. All probate hearings set from March 17 – July 2, 2020, have been continued to a date on or after July 6, 2020. Notice of the rescheduled hearing will be provided by the Court via U.S. mail.

Beginning June 10, 2020, Ventura County Superior Court the clerk’s offices will accept and process all filings.

San Francisco Superior Court: All trust, estate, guardianship, and probate conservatorship hearings calendared for a date between March 18, 2020 and June 19, 2020, inclusive, were continued for exactly twelve weeks, unless the new date fell on a holiday, in which case the hearing was continued to the subsequent appropriate calendar (e.g., if the presumptive new date fell on Monday, September 7, 2020, the hearing was continued to the next Monday, September 14, 2020).  The new dates for hearings are available on the court’s electronic register of actions.

On June 9, 2020, Yasha Bronshteyn, Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, APC partner and litigator will attend the San Fernando Bar Association: Probate & Estate Planning Section: Evidentiary Issues WEBINAR! Speaker: Judge Mary Thornton House, Ret.  Before retirement Judge House served for 22 years on the Los Angeles Superior Court, where she presided over countless jury and court trials in the Civil and Probate departments.

On Wednesday, July 15, Noon – 1:15pm Yasha Bronshteyn of Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, APC, will present at the Probate Attorneys San Diego (PASD) July MCLE meeting entitled Family Law Cross Over Issues. Mr. Bronshteyn will provide an overview of family law issues and topics that may arise in Conservatorships Probate Court proceedings and matters. This presentation will help spot potential issues and provide strategies and solutions. Named a Super Lawyer on several occasions and recognized by Best Lawyers in America©. Mr. Bronshteyn has handled several high profile cases involving overlapping Family Court and Probate Court issues and proceeding.

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