Additional Resources
Links to key documents impacting the courts and your practice as well as helpful tools to help you and your clients keep pace with the crisis.

CAOC Communications

(4/2/2020) Click above to watch CAOC CEO Nancy Drabble explains the efforts underway to push for SOL extension and other actions to allow access to justice during the pandemic.

CAOC wins expansion of electronic service during health crisis. (4-17-2020)

Judicial Council takes CAOC-backed actions to ensure access to civil justice. (4-6-2020)

Governor enacts CAOC-backed emergency order to protect civil justice during COVID-19 shutdowns. (3-27-2020)

Emergency action is needed to ensure access to justice during coronavirus crisis. (3-24-2020)

COVID-19 pandemic prompts CAOC to cancel three upcoming events. (3-17-2020)

New web page on coronavirus-related court closings in California counties created by CAOC. (3-16-2020)


Government Orders and Actions

Click above to see Gov. Gavin Newsom's March 27 executive order giving the Judicial Council broader authority to make changes to ensure access to justice during the pandemic.

Judicial Council staff report and text of emergency rule on electronic service of process approved April 17.

Text of Judicial Council April 6, 2020 actions to extend SOL and take other steps to ensure access to justice while protecting public health.

Judicial Council staff report issued April 4, 2020 before board action on SOL extension and other issues. Civil court issues are items 9, 10 and 11.

Judicial Council approves temporary emergency measures Nov. 28 to aid courts during COVID-19 health crisis.

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order on Judicial Council Emergency Authority. March 27, 2020 press release and links.

Text of governor's March 27, 2020 executive order on court operations during COVID-19 health crisis.

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye order issued March 23, 2020 suspending jury trials for 60 days

List of all emergency orders for state courts in all 58 California counties plus appellate courts and Supreme Court.


Practice Resources

NEW! Small Business Administration loan program offers first six months of payments free

Sample Notice Re: Remote Depositions (Click to download Word doc; sign-in required)

American Association for Justice (AAJ) resources page for dealing with COVID-19 pandemic.

American Bar Association COVID-19 resources web page gives status across the U.S.

California Legal Services Disaster Legal Assistance Cooperative white paper on efforts related to COVID-19.

The State Bar of California COVID-19 web page.


Health Resources

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, COVID-19 projections by nation.

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine coronavirus resources page of cases worldwide (updated regularly).

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus (COVID-19) web resources page.

World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic web page.

American Medical Association COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) resource center for physicians.

New York Times coronavirus webpage and map: Tracking the pandemic, updated regularly.