Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Superior Court furloughs begin Wednesday, July 1; limited services available,most jurors do not report

Los Angeles Superior Court
Los Angeles County
Contact: Public Information Office 213-974-5227
Public Information Officer: Allan Parachini

July 14, 2009

Summary of Court Services
Affected By Staff Furloughs
Beginning July 15, 2009

Responding to the deepening statewide financial crisis, the Los Angeles
Superior Court will substantially reduce its operations and furlough
employees the third Wednesday of each month, beginning this Wednesday,
July 15, 2009. However, all courthouses will be open, providing
essential services for the public.

* You are urged to visit the Court's Web site,
www.lasuperiorcourt.org, to handle traffic tickets, make inquiries
regarding jury service, and perform various other transactions or to
obtain court information.
* This is a court day, not a holiday.
* A limited number of courtrooms will handle statutorily mandated
hearings and felony bench warrants.
* The court will also handle requests for domestic violence, elder
abuse or civil harassment restraining orders involving stalking and/or
threats of violence.
* Clerks' offices will be open with limited services. Papers may
be filed in the Clerk's Office by leaving them in a secure drop box. Any
filed papers left in a drop box by 4:30 p.m. on July 15 will be
considered filed on July 15th. No review of filings will be conducted.
No copies will be made by the clerk's office staff. Payments of fines
and fees will be accepted through secured drop boxes only. No receipts
will be given on July 15 for payment of fines or fees.

July 14, 2009

Los Angeles Superior Court Juror Services
Unavailable On
Court Furlough Day

In response to budget cuts imposed upon the Los Angeles Superior Court,
the Court is implementing a court staff furlough program beginning July
15, 2009, and continuing on every third Wednesday of each month. As a
result, the agents at the SRV-JURY (1- 800-778-5870) telephone center,
the staff at the Juror Services Central Office, and all staff in court
assembly rooms throughout the County, will be unavailable to serve the
public. The SRV-JURY system will be operational, but callers will not
be able to talk to a telephone agent or supervisor.

Jurors may still access and process self-postponements and receive
reporting instructions through the Court's SRV-JURY system or through
the Court's Website at www.lasuperiorcourt.org

Jurors are not expected to report to any Los Angeles Superior courthouse
on furlough days, with the exception of a limited number of jurors who
will be called to report to the jury assembly room on the 11th floor at
the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on the furlough day.

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