Los Angeles County’s Superior Court system announced Friday that it will close the clerk’s offices at all 38 courthouses on Monday until further notice as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The court is setting up telephone numbers and other means for litigants, attorneys and the public to conduct limited, time-sensitive and essential services, court officials said in a written statement.
Special provisions will be made for the filing and processing of restraining orders, ex parte proceedings in family law, probate and civil and certain types of emergency writ petitions, with details expected to be outlined in a subsequent public notice on the court’s website — lacourt.org.
Drop boxes — which will be checked frequently — will be set up at the entrances to all courthouses for people needing to file court documents, with only credit cards or checks accepted, according to the court.
Most courthouses, meanwhile, remain open for time-sensitive, essential court hearings.