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Local Rules of Court

This site contains the current edition of the Local Rules of the Superior Court, County of Orange. They are subject to change due to changes in statewide rules, statutes, or local business practices.

Local Rules Affected by Revisions, Renumbering.

The effective date of these rules is July 1, 2014

Table of Contents

Division 1 - Court Organization

Chapter 1 - Governance
Chapter 2 - Presiding Judge and Assistant Presiding Judge (Selection and Authority)
Chapter 3 - Executive Committee (Selection and Authority)
Chapter 4 - Media
Chapter 5 - Court Reporter Services

Division 2 - Superior Court Personnel

Chapter 1 - Executive Officer/Clerk of the Court
Chapter 2 - Court Reporter Services
Chapter 3 - Compensation - Court Personnel
Chapter 4 - Disciplinary/Grievance Proceedings
Chapter 5 - Conflict of Interest Code
Chapter 6 - Emergencies and Evacuations
Appendix A - Court Reporter Policies and Procedures Memorandum

Division 3 - Civil Rules

Chapter 1 - Civil Cases over $25,000
Chapter 2 - Civil Disputes $25,000 and under
Chapter 3 - Small Claims
Chapter 4 - All Civil

Division 4 - Civil (Cases over $25,000) - Repealed

Division 5 - Appellate Division

Division 6 - Probate

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - General Information
Chapter 2 - General Notice Requirements
Chapter 3 - Appointment of Personal Representatives
Chapter 4 - Probate Referees/Inventories and Appraisals
Chapter 5 - Creditors' Claims
Chapter 6 - Sales
Chapter 7 - Miscellaneous Petitions
Chapter 8 - Accounts, Compensation and Distributions
Chapter 9 - Joint Tenancies and Life Estates
Chapter 10 - Guardianships
Chapter 11 - Conservatorships
Chapter 12 - Trusts (Vacated)
Chapter 13 - Blocked Accounts

Division 7 - Family Law

Appendix A - Family Law Mandatory Settlement Conference Policy Memorandum (included above)
Appendix B - Joint Statement of Issues Remaining to Be Tried (included above)
Appendix C - Statement of Compliance (included above)

Division 8 - Criminal

Chapter 1 - Felony Cases
Chapter 2 - Misdemeanor Cases

Division 9 - Juvenile Court

Appendix A - Certification of Competency(included above)

Index

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