In any legal action, you have the choice to defend yourself in court or to have a lawyer represent you. For example, in some cases, such as uncontested divorce, representing yourself makes the most sense. In other cases, like if you are a defendant in a felony case in criminal court, it may be risky to defend yourself in court.
COVID-19 has undoubtedly interrupted life in America. This disruption has seeped into everyday processes that many of us have taken for granted - including our court and judicial systems. This article will keep you up-to-date about how California COVID-19 is changing California Court services, including daily changes to Californa court procedures, holidays, and court closures.
California court electronic filing services are becoming mainstream when filing documents with many courts. Although not all courts accept documents filed electronically, the California court electronic filing program is becoming more widespread and some counties, including San Diego and Orange County, have gone so far as to actually mandate the filing of documents via electronic filing. In addition to utilizing e-filing, many courts also accept documents filed by fax.