As the result of California’s financial crisis, more than $1 billion has been cut from the budgets for California’s Court system in the past five years. A significant reduction in funding to the Los Angeles Superior Court has led to dramatic changes, including the closure of eight Court Houses and the elimination of more than 500 budgeted positions.
Many of these changes directly impact the LASC Civil Courts. These include elimination of all Court-provided Court Reporters in all civil litigation matters and elimination of the Court-managed Alternative Dispute Resolution unit.
The most impactful change for civil trial lawyers is the new LASC policy that all Personal Injury cases in General Jurisdiction must now be filed in the Stanley Mosk Courthouse and all trials will take place in 28 trial courts, 10 in the Mosk Courthouse and 18 in district Courthouses.
This web site has been created by Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles to provide information from the L.A. Superior Court to CAALA members about the Court consolidation plan that has now been implemented. COURT REPORT is not an official instrument of the Los Angeles Superior Court and is provided as a service by Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles. Please refer to the Los Angeles Superior Court web site at www.lasuperiorcourt.org to confirm or clarify information that appears on the COURT REPORT web site.
Following are links to the PI Case General Order, the Final Status Conference General Order and the Court definition of a Personal Injury case and criteria for transferring to an IC Court.
BENCH BAR COMMITTEE MINUTES
PI CASE GENERAL ORDER
FSC GENERAL ORDER
DEFINITIONS AND CRITERIA
PI COURT FAQ (9-16-13)
P I TRIAL COURT JUDGES