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COVID-19 Court Updates
May 23, 2020

Which Bay Area courts are poised to resume jury trials?

California’s freeze on jury trials is ending, but only a few counties, like Contra Costa, are planning to summon prospective jurors while keeping them separated and masked. The statewide 60-day…
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COVID-19 Court Updates
May 18, 2020

Contra Costa Superior Court To Mostly Reopen May 26

Even though the Contra Costa County courts are saying they are “open” in reality, public access is going to be extremely limited. Family law hearings will be held remotely until…
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COVID-19 News
April 27, 2020

Bay Area Extends Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place Orders Through May

Six Bay Area counties are extending their shelter-in-place orders through the end of May, lengthening efforts to contain the coronavirus. Six Bay Area counties will extend their shelter-in-place orders through…
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COVID-19 News
April 23, 2020

California bans protests at state Capitol after opposition to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus stay-at-home order

Just days after hundreds of protesters converged on the state Capitol to oppose Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-home order, the California Highway Patrol said it won’t issue permits for further demonstrations…
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April 19, 2020

Coronavirus at core of California couple’s custody case

Dawn Polich and Steven Agnew both fiercely love their 10-year-old daughter. And for the eight years that the San Jose, Calif. couple has been apart, they have amicably shared joint…
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COVID-19 NewsFamily LawNews
April 6, 2020

Many Americans won’t get coronavirus stimulus checks

Stimulus check funding leaves out most college kids, immigrants without Social Security numbers and some disabled adults. For millions of Americans awaiting coronavirus cash, help is not on the way.…
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COVID-19 Court Updates
April 4, 2020

Update on Alameda County Court Closures – 4/3/20

April 3, 2010 To the family law bar of Alameda County and its litigants: I have been asked to send out a brief announcement about the current state of affairs…
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