Current News Releases
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Judges Elect Hon. Glenda Sanders as Presiding Judge and Hon. Charles Margines as Assistant Presiding Judge
October 11, 2013
Santa Ana – The judges of the Orange County Superior Court elected Hon. Glenda Sanders as Presiding Judge and Hon. Charles Margines as Assistant Presiding Judge, announced the Court’s current Presiding Judge, Hon. Thomas J. Borris. Both Judge Sanders and Judge Margines ran unopposed for two-year terms that begin January 1, 2014.
Superior Court of Orange County Announces 1000 Graduates of DUI Court
September 6, 2013
Santa Ana, CA – The Superior Court of Orange County and its collaborative justice partners will celebrate the significant milestone of having 1000 individuals graduate from the Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Court since its inception in 2004. Nine participants of the program at the Harbor Justice Center will graduate on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:00-5:00 p.m., in Department H2, 4601 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
Superior Court of Orange County Wins National Award
September 4, 2013
Santa Ana, CA – The Center for Digital Government announced that the Superior Court of Orange County won a 2013 Digital Government Achievement Award for an innovative, collaborative project that requires civil cases to be filed electronically (eFiled) with the Court. The nationwide award-winners were named in a news release and on the web (www.centerdigitalgov.com).
David Baker is Selected Foreperson of the 2013-2014 O.C. Grand Jury
May 24, 2013
Santa Ana – David Baker has been selected as the foreperson for the 2013-2014 Orange County Grand Jury which will begin its one-year term July 1, 2013, announced Assistant Presiding Judge Glenda Sanders, chair of the Grand Jury Recruitment/Selection Committee.
Public Notice of Intention to Transfer Court Personal Property Pursuant to California Rule of Court, RULE 10.830
August 9, 2013
Pursuant to California Rule of Court 10.830, the Superior Court of California, County of Orange is providing at least one week notice of its intention to transfer court personal property. The Court intends to transfer miscellaneous office furniture and business machines: (2) Wood Tables, (1) Workstation, (1) File Cabinet, (2) Safes, (1) Letter Opener Machine (1) Mail Machine and (1) Paper Shredder to surplus after one week of this posted notice.
Change of Court Location for South O.C. Traffic/Infraction Cases
May 15, 2013
Financial constraints imposed by the California state fiscal crisis as well as the repeated decreases in state court funding have compelled the Superior Court in Orange County to make several changes that will affect where some traffic/infraction cases will be handled.
2013-2014 Orange County Grand Jury Selected
May 14, 2013
Santa Ana – The 19 members and 11 alternates of the 2013-2014 Orange County Grand Jury were selected today from a drawing held at 12:00 p.m. in Department C1 of the Central Justice Center. Assistant Presiding Judge Glenda Sanders presided over the ceremony with the names randomly drawn by the Court’s Chief Executive Officer/Jury Commissioner, Alan Carlson.
The Court Celebrates Juror Appreciation Week May 13–17
May 10, 2013
Santa Ana — The Superior Court of Orange County will celebrate Juror Appreciation Week, May 13–17, to recognize the service and participation of jurors from our local community. Recognition for jurors during the second week in May was established by a special resolution passed by the California Legislature in 1998 acknowledging the important contributions of citizens who devote their time to make the cherished right of trial by a jury of fellow citizens a reality.
New Family Law Fillable Forms Can Be Submitted Electronically
Mar 08, 2013
The Superior Court of California in Orange County has added several new “SmartForms” for Family Law cases. This new set of forms includes all the forms needed to start or respond to a Family Law case. The fillable forms are simple to use, have been made “smart” to guide the user as they are filling out the form, and can be filed with the Court electronically without any additional fees. Users will not need to drive to Court to file, saving time and money.
Grand Jury Application Deadline Extended to January 25, 2013
Jan 11, 2013
Santa Ana, CA – The Honorable Glenda Sanders, Assistant Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of Orange County and Chair of Grand Jury Recruitment/Selection Committee, urges qualified Orange County residents to apply for Grand Jury service. Judge Sanders said, “We are far behind the number of applications we normally receive by this time of the year.” She continued, “Because of the shortage of applicants, the Court has extended the application deadline to January 25, 2013 for the July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 term.”