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              CORONAVIRUS/COVID 19 UPDATES

EFFECTIVE JUNE 1ST - MARIN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT'S CLERK'S OFFICES WILL REOPEN. COURTROOM PROCEEDINGS WILL BE VIRTUAL THROUGH THE USE OF REMOTE VIDEO TECHNOLOGIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

  • A Letter to Prospective Jurors from Presiding Judge Andrew Sweet
  • COVID-19 Related Safety Precautions and Procedures for Jurors
  • The Jury Commissioner may excuse a juror based on limited hardships described in Cal. Rule of Court 2.1008. To request an undue hardship electronically, please fill out the following online form: https://forms.gle/wWiDsCcDpkwCSsQ8A
  • Public Notice: Clerk’s Office Reopening and Remote Video Court Proceeding Guidelines
  • To Schedule an appointment with the Civil Clerk's Office - Click Here
  • News from the Court:
    SEPTEMBER COURT CALENDAR REMOTE APPEARANCE INFORMATION
    Posted 9/18/2020
    To obtain the ZOOM link to your court hearing click READ MORE...
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    SEPTEMBER TRAFFIC COURT CALENDAR REMOTE APPEARANCE INFORMATION
    Posted 9/18/2020
    To obtain the ZOOM link to your court hearing click READ MORE...
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    Opening on Marin County Law Library Board of Trustees
    Posted 9/18/2020
    The Marin County Superior Court is looking for a resident attorney of Marin to serve on the Marin County Law Library Board of Trustees. It's an essential resource for attorneys, paralegals, law students, court reporters, and individuals representing themselves in court....
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    New Administrative Order 20-14
    Posted 9/17/2020
    Administrative Order 20-14 Re Implementation of Additional Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code §68115 and Other Orders by Chair of Judicial Council and Order Re Court Operations Effective September 17, 2020...
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    UPDATED Notice Re Ex Parte Applications in Civil and Family Law Divisions
    Posted 9/10/2020
    This notice applies to all Ex Parte applications in the Civil Division (see MCR Civil 1.12 and California Rule of Court (CRC) 3.1200 et seq.) and in the Family Law Division (see MCR Family 6.6 and CRC 5.165 et seq). This notice does not apply to Requests for Civil Harassment Restraining Orders, Elder Abuse Restraining Orders, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, or Gun Violence Restraining Orders. All attorneys and parties are required to comply with the applicable rules cited above....
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    New Administrative Order 20-11
    Posted 8/19/2020
    Administrative Order 20-11 re: Implementation of Additional Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code §68115 and Other Orders by Chair of Judicial Council and Order Re Court Operations Effective August 19, 2020...
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    Annual Allocations of the 2020-2021 Trial Court Budget
    Posted 8/6/2020
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    New Administrative Order 20-10
    Posted 7/20/2020
    Administrative Order 20-10 re: Implementation of Additional Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code §68115 and Other Orders by Chair of Judicial Council and Order Re Court Operations Effective July 20, 2020...
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    Clerk’s Offices will be closed (each day) from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Posted 6/29/2020
    Pursuant to Emergency Local Rule 8.01, the Marin County Superior Court Clerk’s Offices will be closed (each day) from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the COVID-19 pandemic....
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    Public Notice - Adopted Emergency Local Rule 8.01
    Posted 6/26/2020
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Marin County Superior Court Clerk’s Offices will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. This rule will remain in effect until 90 days after the Governor declares that the state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic is lifted, or until amended or repealed by the Marin County Superior Court. ...
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    Public Notice - Adopted Emergency Local Rule 2.02
    Posted 6/20/2020
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Marin County Superior Court 2020 Bail Schedule is suspended, except as otherwise indicated by Local Emergency Rule 2.02...
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    New Administrative Order 20-09
    Posted 6/20/2020
    Administrative Order 20-09 re: Implementation of Additional Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code §68115 and Other Orders by Chair of Judicial Council...
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    Public Notice - Adopted Emergency Local Rule 8.17D.3.1
    Posted 6/16/2020
    Emergency Local Rule: Prospective Jurors’ Requests for Hardship Excuse may be Submitted and Considered Prior to the Date of Jury Service...
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    Notice Regarding Unlawful Detainer Cases
    Posted 6/3/2020
    Pursuant to Emergency Rule 1 of the Californian Rules of Court, we are not accepting Unlawful Detainer complaints or requests for default. These matters submitted in the drop box will be returned to you. If you think your Unlawful Detainer matters falls into an exception to Emergency Rule 1 of the California Rules of Court, you may make an ex parte application in Department B to seek permission to file that matter....
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    GENERAL ORDER REGARDING COURT MANDATED PROCEDURES FOR ENTRY INTO THE COURT FACILITY
    Posted 6/1/2020
    Please see the order for mandatory COVID-19 safety procedures for entering the court facility....
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    PUBLIC NOTICE - CIVIL CLERK'S OFFICE STATUS AND ONLINE APPOINTMENTS EFFECTIVE JUNE 1ST.
    Posted 5/28/2020
    Please review the attached public notice for guidance on how to file documents on June 1st, request records and set online appointments to visit the Civil Clerk's office....
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    New Administrative Order 20-08
    Posted 5/26/2020
    Administrative Order 20-08 re: Implementation of Additional Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code §68115 and Other Orders by Chair of Judicial Council and Order Re Court Operations Effective June 1, 2020....
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    REMOTE ACCESS PROCEDURES FOR ALL MATTERS EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2020
    Posted 5/19/2020
    The Court has implemented the following remote access procedures, which will be in effect during the time Administrative Orders 20-04, 20-05, 20-06, 20-07, (and any extensions thereof) are in effect. These procedures apply to hearings of all matters effective June 1, 2020....
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    New Administrative Order 20-07
    Posted 4/28/2020
    Administrative Order 20-07 re: Implementation of Additional Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code §68115 and Other Orders by Chair of Judicial Council...
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    Public Announcement and Notice - Remote Video Proceedings and Public Access
    Posted 4/23/2020
    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to enforce social distancing, Marin County Superior Court is committed to adapting to current conditions while continuing to provide public access to all court proceedings. Please see the notice for more information....
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    ACTUALIZADO - Instrucciones sobre cómo presentar una orden de restricción en caso de cierre de un tribunal
    Posted 4/22/2020
    Para solicitar cualquier tipo de orden de restricción, envíe los formularios completos al buzón de entrega ubicado fuera de la oficina del secretario antes de las 10:30 a.m., de lunes a viernes. El secretario entregará los formularios completos a un oficial judicial para su revisión, luego de lo cual serán devueltos a la Oficina del Secretario. ...
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    Face coverings will be required in the Clerk’s Offices and Court Floor starting on April 22nd.
    Posted 4/21/2020
    Marin County Public Health will be requiring face coverings when interacting with others who are not members of your household in public and private spaces starting on Wednesday April 22nd. Wearing face coverings will be required in the Clerk’s Offices and Court Floor starting on April 22nd...
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    UPDATED Remote Access Procedures
    Posted 4/20/2020
    Pursuant to Marin County Superior Court Administrative Order 20-06, and Emergency Rules 1-11 of the California Rules of Court adopted and effective April 6, 2020, the Court has implemented the following remote access procedures....
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    UPDATED - Instructions on How to File a Restraining Order in the Event of a Court Closure
    Posted 4/20/2020
    To apply for any type of restraining order, submit the completed forms to the Drop Box located outside of the Clerk’s Office before 10:30am, Monday through Friday. The clerk will give the completed forms to a judicial officer for review after which they will be returned to the Clerk’s Office....
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    Local Emergency Rule 2.01 - Adopting Temporary Emergency Bail Schedule
    Posted 4/13/2020
    Pursuant to subsection (b) of Emergency Rule 4 as adopted by the Judicial Council of California (JCC) on April 6, 2020, the Court hereby adopts the JCC Emergency Bail Schedule set forth in Emergency Rule 4, effective April 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ...
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    Public Notice - Marin County Department of Health and Human Services is Now Recommending Face Coverings
    Posted 4/8/2020
    The Marin County Department of Health and Human Services is now recommending that everyone cover their nose and mouth when outside of their home. The recommendation extends to offices of essential businesses such as the Marin County Superior Court. Please read the following....
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    Update to Administrative Orders
    Posted 4/8/2020
    On April 6, 2020, the California Judicial Council enacted California Rules of Court Emergency Rules 1- 11. These emergency rules were enacted to protect the health and safety of the public, court employees, attorneys, litigants, and judicial officers, as well as staff and inmates in detention facilities, and law enforcement during the state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic. To the extent Emergency Rules 1-11 conflict with any rules established in Marin County Superior Court Administrative orders 20-04, 20-05, and 20-06 (hereafter Marin Administrative Orders), the Emergency Rules shall supersede that conflicting rule of the Marin Administrative Orders. ...
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    Family Law Guidelines during COVID-19 Court Closure
    Posted 4/7/2020
    The goal of these recommendations is to encourage parents to follow existing court orders as closely as possible, to ensure a level of consistency and stability that is in the children’s best interests. ...
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    EFFECTIVE APRIL 6, 2020
    Posted 4/3/2020
    The court is in the process of developing the remote access infrastructure and procedures. Until remote access is commenced, pursuant to paragraph 3 or Administrative Order 20-06, personal appearances for the essential matters on calendar are authorized.
    New Administrative Order 20-06
    Posted 4/1/2020
    Administrative Order 20-06 re: Implementation of Additional Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code §68115 and Other Orders by Chair of Judicial Council...
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    Jury Services Update: There are no essential trials scheduled through May 22nd. If you have been summonsed for jury during this time, your jury service has been ended.
    Posted 3/27/2020
    Jury Services Update: There are no essential trials on Friday and Monday. If you have been summonsed for jury duty on Friday, March 20th and Monday, March 23rd your jury service has been ended.
    Posted 3/19/2020
    Implementation of Additional Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code §68115
    Posted 3/17/2020
    This Administrative Order 20-05 will supplement Administrative Order 20-04. Administrative Order 20-4 remains in full force and effect....
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    The Court will be CLOSED for all non-essential matters on March 17th through April 7th
    Posted 3/16/2020
    The Marin County Superior Court will be closed for all non-essential matters effective 12:01 a.m. on March 17, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2020, subject to modification at the discretion of the Presiding Judge....
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    UPDATED ON MARCH 15TH - ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING COVID-19
    Posted 3/15/2020
    Based on the information the court has as of March 15, 2020 regarding the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), court services will substantially be curtailed in order to limit the volume of individuals having to appear in the courthouse....
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    UPDATED ON MARCH 13TH - ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING COVID-19
    Posted 3/13/2020
    The Superior Court of California, County of Marin is closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) situation. The Court is in regular communication with the Marin County Health and Human Services Department, the Marin County Office of Emergency Services, other Marin County justice agencies, other California Superior Courts, and the Judicial Council of California. Please see the attached announcement for updates and information regarding Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)....
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    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING COVID-19
    Posted 3/9/2020
    Marin County Superior Court continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 Coronavirus situation. To serve our public and community, the court at this time is operating under normal hours and operations. Any updates will be communicated through the court's website....
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    ANUNCIO ESPECIAL SOBRE COVID-19
    Posted 3/9/2020
    La Corte Superior del Condado de Marin continúa monitoreando de cerca la evolución de la situación del Coronavirus COVID-19. Para servir a nuestro público y a la comunidad, la corte en este momento está operando bajo horas y operaciones normales. Cualquier actualización se comunicará a través del sitio web de la corte....
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    IMPORTANT JUROR INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19
    Posted 3/9/2020
    Jurors who are not feeling well are encouraged to stay home and may contact Jury Services to reschedule their jury duty. You can also postpone your jury duty electronically, by logging into the jury system using your Juror ID and PIN provided to you on your jury summons. Jury clerks are also available by phone at (415) 444-7120, between the hours of 1:00 to 3:00 PM and by email at jury@marincourt.org.
    INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE PARA EL JURADO SOBRE COVID-19
    Posted 3/9/2020
    Se alieta a los jurados que no se sientan bien a quedarse en casa y pueden comunicarse con los Servicios del Jurado para reprogramar su deber de jurado. También puede posponer su deber de jurado electrónicamente, iniciando sesión en el sistema de jurado utilizando su ID del jurado y el PIN que se le proporcionó en su citación del jurado. Los empleados del jurado también están disponibles por teléfono al (415) 444-7120, entre las horas de 1:00 a 3:00 PM y por correo electrónico a jury@marincourt.org.
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    Legal Resources:
    Court staff is here to help you by answering procedural questions, accepting your documents and payments and providing you with general information. To maintain our neutrality there are limits to the assistance that staff can provide to you here in the court. Click here to read more about what we can and cannot do for you. Below find links to several resources that may be able to help you beyond what our staff is allowed to do.

    Here are some agencies and on-line resources for individuals who need legal information, advice or are representing themselves in court.
    California Courts Self Help Center On-Line
    Department of Child Support Services
    DCSS works with parents — custodial and noncustodial — and guardians to ensure children and families receive court-ordered financial and medical support.
    Family & Children’s Law Center
    This agency provides low-cost (based on sliding fee schedule) legal representation in family law matters, including domestic violence. Address: 1401 Los Gamos Drive, Suite 200, San Rafael. Phone: (415) 492-9230.
    Lawyer Referral Service
    For referrals to pre-screened, experienced Marin County attorneys in a variety of legal areas, please call the Marin San Francisco Lawyer Referral Service at (415) 989-1616. Certified by the California State Bar Association, the program provides referrals to qualified lawyers. Preliminary consultations are available at discounted fees. Bilingual attorneys are available.
    Lawyers in the Library
    This program offers free 20-minute consultations at the Marin County Law Library every second and fourth Thursday of each month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Any person without an attorney living in Marin County or having a case in the Marin County Superior Court is eligible. Sign-ups start at 3:30 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. Address: 20 North San Pedro Road, Suite 2007, San Rafael. Phone: (415) 472-3733.
    Legal Aid of Marin
    Civil legal services to low-income people who meet income guidelines. Address: 1401 Los Gamos Drive, Suite 101, San Rafael. Phone: (415) 492-0230
    Legal Self Help Center
    This division provides free legal information and assistance in preparing court documents and understanding court procedures. Address: Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room
    C-44 (across from courtroom C), San Rafael. Phone: (415) 444-7130. Location: (left after security and follow the signs)
    Disclaimer: The Court has made every effort to provide accurate information at this website. While the Court strives to provide only timely and helpful information to its users, inaccuracies and outdated information may be found here on occasion. This information is provided for Court visitors’ convenience but does not make any representations, or constitute any assurances, guarantees, recommendations, or legal advice to the individuals choosing to access the sites/links. The website does not include an exhaustive list of all agencies or services that may be available. Individuals should exercise their own judgment in using the resources contained in this website.