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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 Californa 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@nccounrt.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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