On March 17, 2020, Los Angeles Superior Court Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile issued an order that declared March 17, 2020 to March 19, 2020 holidays “for purposes of computing time for filing papers under CCP Sections 12 and 12(a).”
Then, on April 13, 2020, the Judicial Council gave Judge Brazile the authority to “declare that from April 17, 2020 to May 12, 2020, inclusive, be deemed holidays for purposes of computing the time for filing papers with the court under Code of Civil Procedure sections 12 and 12a, if the above-described emergency conditions substantially interfere with the public’s ability to file papers in a court facility on those dates (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(4)).”
On April 15, 2020, Judge Brazile extended his March 17, 2020 order. However, the April 15th order does not declare any Court holidays pursuant to Sections 12 or 12(a). Judge Brazile extended the order for purposes of Section 116.330 (a), related to small claims hearings. Section 8 of the order states, “Further, the court declares that from April 17, 2020 to May 12, 2020, inclusive, be deemed a holiday/holidays for purposes of computing the time under Code of Civil Procedure section 116.330(a) (requires a small claims matter to be scheduled for hearing no earlier than 20 days but not more than 70 days from the date of the order directing the parties to appear at the hearing).”
So while all trials and hearings set for April 17 to May 12, 2020 have been continued, filing deadlines not based on those trial or hearing dates remain. For other County’s, be sure to check your specific court’s orders.