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updated Court Service Plans

Refer to the outlines below for an overview of  how the service plans will affect jurors, cases, traffic citations, payments, etc..

                                 Nevada City Service Plan        |        Truckee Branch Service Plan



Executive Order 192   - Face Covering requirements

Based on CDC guidelines .  Click link to learn more about face coverings and slowing the spread of COVID-19.


Acceptable Face Coverings Unacceptable Face Coverings
  • Multilayer disposable surgical masks
  • N95 / KN95 masks
  • Multilayer cloth mask
  • homemade face coverings are ok if they comply
  • Face shields
  • Shirt raised over the face/nose
  • Coverings made of yarn, lace or similar fabrics
  • Scarves and/or bandanas
  • Masks with valves/vents on the front

  • Face coverings must be worn above the nose and below the chin at all times when in the Courthouse..


    Remote Hearing process for litigants and attorneys using zoom  

    Participating in your first remote Zoom video or audio conference can be intimidating, especially when it comes to legal matters.  Fortunately, Zoom offers free training videos on the  Zoom Training web page.

    Once you have familiarized yourself with using Zoom, review the below Connection Guide for an overview of the remote hearing process.  You can also review this Best Practices Guide for Remote Court Appearances for additional tips.


    CONNECTION GUIDE

    ongoing updates

    Posted August 20, 2020

    The Nevada County Superior Court has released the following Executive Order affecting courthouse operations in response to the COVID-19 crisis | Executive Order #194

     

    Posted July 21, 2020

    The Nevada County Superior Court has released the following Executive Order affecting courthouse operations in response to the COVID-19 crisis | Executive Order #192

     
    Posted July 10, 2020

    The Nevada County Superior Court has released the following Executive Order affecting courtroom operations in response to the COVID-19 crisis | Executive Order - Implementation of Emergency Relief

     
    Posted June 1, 2020
     

    Press Release -  Superior Court - Service Expansion COVID-19


    Posted May 28, 2020

    The Nevada County Superior Court has released the following Executive Order affecting courtroom operations in response to the COVID-19 crisis | Executive Order #190

     

    Posted May 27, 2020

    The Nevada County Superior Court has released the following Executive Order affecting courtroom operations in response to the COVID-19 crisis | Executive Order #189

     

    Posted May 13, 2020

    The Nevada County Superior Court has released the following Executive Order affecting courtroom operations in response to the COVID-19 crisis | Executive Order #188

     

    Posted May 11, 2020

    The Nevada County Superior Court has released the following Executive Order affecting courtroom operations in response to the COVID-19 crisis | Executive Order #187

     

    Posted April 30, 2020

    Temporary Order regarding In-Person Visitation for Juvenile Justice Youth
     

    Posted April 22, 2020

    Temporary Emergency Order regarding Court Ordered Visitation in Dependency Cases during COVID-19
     

    Posted April 14, 2020

    Judicial Council Adopts New Rules to Lower Jail Population, Suspend Evictions and Foreclosures

    11 temporary emergency rules include $0 statewide bail for misdemeanors and lower-level felonies during COVID-19 pandemic to “safely reduce jail populations” | Read more


    Posted April 13, 2020

    The court will be regularly calendaring those hearings proceeding in accordance with the latest Executive Order #186
    in Department 1 or Department 2 in Nevada City or Department A in Truckee, and will do so only on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The court will remain open in the current limited capacity to the public on Wednesdays and Fridays, but matters will not be regularly set for hearings on these days.


    Posted April 10, 2020

    The Nevada County Superior Court has released the following two Executive Orders affecting courtroom operations in response to the COVID-19 crisis

    Executive Order #185

    Executive Order #186


    Posted April 9, 2020

    Family Law Guidelines during COVID-19

    Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all schools in California are closed to reduce the transmission of the virus. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) have published important guidelines for parents at (https://www.thecenterforfamilylaw.com/afcc-aaml) .

    The goal of these recommendations is to encourage the parties to follow their parenting plan as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure a level of consistency and stability that is in the children’s best interests.. | Read Court Memo >>


    Posted April 6, 2020

    The Judicial Council has made changes to the California Rules of Court with the effective date of today, April 6, 2020. The changes are shown in strikeouts and underlining in the Emergency Order posted on our Rules of Court page.


    Posted April 2, 2020

    Executive Order #183

    Extension of Statutory Guidelines In Response to COVID-19 PANDEMIC | Read entire order >>


    Posted March 27, 2020

    Statewide Order from the Chief Justice of California and Chair of the Judicial Council

  • All jury trials are suspended and continued for 60 days. Courts may conduct a trial at an earlier date upon finding of good cause shown or through use of remote technology when appropriate.
  • Time periods to begin criminal and civil trials is extended for 60 days, though courts may conduct trials earlier upon finding of good cause or through remote technology when appropriate... | Read entire order >>

  • Posted March 19, 2020

    Restricted Court Services due to COVID-19

     In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Superior Court of California, County of Nevada has issued Executive Order #178. In following with the recommendations of public health authorities, the court has limited certain court services to ensure social distancing while maintaining access to justice. Everyone entering the courthouse should maintain 6 ft. distances from others. Anyone who is feeling ill should call or email the clerks office in advance regarding the need for their appearance.

    All hearings not listed below, including Civil and Criminal jury trials, Small Claims trials, all traffic matters, and all collaborative court hearings, have been vacated by the court until April 14th. The court will notify all parties of dates to appear in the future.

    •  All jurors summoned for dates between March 28th and April 14th, 2020 should not appear and will be summoned on a future date.

    •  The Self-Help Center / Family Law Facilitator’s Office will be closed but staff will be available to assist the public via email at selfhelpcenter@nccourt.net: or by phone (530)362-4309, ext. 4.

    •   Defendants wishing to Self-Surrender in Nevada City may do so at the Department 3 window on the 2nd floor. See Executive Order 178 for days and times.

    If you are currently scheduled for to appear and are unsure if you are affected, contact the clerk’s office by phone at (530) 362-4309 or by email at nccounter@nccourt.net (Nevada City matters) or trcounter@nccourt.net (Truckee matters).

    To ensure access to justice, the court will remain open between March 19th through April 14th, 2020 for the following matters:

    •  Civil and Family Temporary Restraining Orders;
    •  Domestic Violence and Gun Violence Restraining Orders;
    •  Criminal, Civil, Family, Juvenile and Probate Ex Parte Proceedings;
    •  Probate Emergency Petitions for Temporary Conservatorships and Guardianships’;
    •  Search Warrants;
    •  No Time Waiver Criminal Preliminary Hearings;
    •  Juvenile Delinquency Detention and no time waiver jurisdictional and disposition hearings;
    •  Dependency Detention Hearings and Review Hearings with federal mandates;
    •  Emergency Child Custody Hearings;
    •  Termination of Parental Rights Hearings;
    •  New Assisted Outpatient Treatment petitions and hearings deemed necessary by treatment providers; and
    •  DCSS Non-Enforcement Proceedings.

    In-custody criminal arraignments, bail review hearings, mental competency hearings, and no time waiver sentencing hearings will be heard by video unless a request is made to appear in-court.

    For any matters not specifically addressed in this release please see Executive Order 178 for additional details.


    Posted March 17, 2020  

    In person service will be significantly reduced in light of the guidelines issued by Nevada County Public Health, California Department of Public Health, the Governor, the Center for Disease Control, and the White House. Reductions of in person service are intended to increase the ability of the court to comply with social distancing guidelines that have been distributed, mainly maintaining 6ft of physical separation. The court is asking all members of the public to utilize remote options to interact with the court unless absolutely necessary. The court is recommending that all individuals reduce foot traffic to the court unless necessary. If you have questions about whether you should appear in person, please contact the court via phone or email using the services below.

     • Online Payment options: http://nccourt.net/onlinesvcs/portal-intro-traffic.shtml
     • Phone Payment options: 833-429-7564
     • Jury Duty Rescheduling: 530-362-4309 Option #5 
    http://nccourt.net/onlinesvcs/juror-status.shtml
     • Telephonic Appearances: 
    http://nccourt.net/onlinesvcs/vcourt.shtml
     • Self-Help remote assistance via email: 
    selfhelpcenter@nccourt.net
     • Nevada City Criminal, Traffic, Family Law, Civil, Small Claims: 
    nccounter@nccourt.net
     • Truckee Criminal, Traffic, Family Law, Civil, Small Claims : 
    trcounter@nccourt.net

    At the Nevada City Courthouse, one public counter will be made available for necessary in person transactions (like making a cash payment). To the extent possible, all filings should be made using a drop box, non-cash payments should utilize online or phone payment options as available, questions for clerk staff about court process should be directed to phone or email options.

    The court asks that all individuals within the court maintain 6ft social distancing as much as possible when at any courthouse facility.


    Posted March 13, 2020  

    In furtherance of compliance with the California Department of Public Health and Center for Disease Control guidelines and recommendations, the Superior Court of California, County of Nevada, is taking precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of the community. These guidelines suggest that people maintain a six foot separation from others when in confined spaces. Facility limitations at both courthouse facilities make conforming to these guidelines infeasible in most instances.

    Therefore, effective today, the Superior Court of California, County of Nevada has taken the following steps to ensure public health and safety:

    • - Significantly increased cleaning protocols for all staff and public areas;
    • - Increased availability of phone, email, and drop-box options to facilitate regular court transactions while conforming with social distancing protocols;
    • - All civil and criminal jury trials with trial dates on or before April 14, 2020 are vacated except those criminal trials in which time has not been waived;
    • - Reduction of non-essential hearings;
    • - Requested that law enforcement set appearance dates at least sixty days from now;


    The Superior Court of California, County of Nevada, recognizes that the current state of emergency is a rapidly evolving one. While these efforts effective today are steps to ensure public health and safety, changes may be made in the future as circumstances and additional information becomes available -so check back here periodically for updates.


    Posted March 13, 2020

    Executive Order 176
    Presiding Judge Linda J. Sloven has signed Executive Order 176 affecting all jury trials with dates on or before April 14, 2020. |   See Executive Order >>


    Updated March 13, 2020

    Options for remote Court Communications during Covid crisis
    With regards to courthouse visits, social distancing and Coronavirus/Covid19 pandemic, the Court is providing options for communicating remotely. .. 
     • Online Payment options: http://nccourt.net/onlinesvcs/portal-intro-traffic.shtml
     • Phone Payment options: 833-429-7564
     • Jury Duty Rescheduling: 530-362-4309 Option #5 http://nccourt.net/onlinesvcs/juror-status.shtml
     • Telephonic Appearances: http://nccourt.net/onlinesvcs/vcourt.shtml
     • Self-Help remote assistance via email: selfhelpcenter@nccourt.net
     • Nevada City Criminal, Traffic, Family Law, Civil, Small Claims: nccounter@nccourt.net
     • Truckee Criminal, Traffic, Family Law, Civil, Small Claims : trcounter@nccourt.net

    If you are currently experiencing symptoms and have a hearing or matter scheduled,please contact your attorney. If you are not represented, please contact the court at 530-362-4309 ...
    - Option #7 for Nevada City Criminal/Traffic cases
    - Option #8 for Nevada City Civil/Family Law/Small Claims cases.
    - Option #6 for Truckee Criminal/Traffic cases
    - Option #9 for Truckee Civil/Family Law/Small Claims cases.





     
     
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