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However, YOU MUST APPEAR on the presently scheduled Friday, 8:30 calendar date, which will now function as a trial resetting hearing. The Court will discuss with the parties a new trial date and may address items described in California Rules of Court, Rules 3.722, 3.724, and 3.727.
YOU ARE HEREBY FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT counsel and self-represented litigants are NOT REQUIRED to file trial documents at this time as set forth in the Trial Orders of the Court and in the Local Rules.
For Court Trials:
ALL CIVIL COURT TRIALS REMAIN AS SET IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2021. Such trials are limited to trials conducted by remote appearance (via Zoom) only. Further, all appearances shall include video as well as audio utilizing the Zoom platform.
All parties/counsel are ordered to meet and confer upon receipt of this notice as to the following matters:
a. To determine whether ALL parties agree to a trial via Zoom;
b. If so, as to the manner of exchanging exhibits;
c. Whether all witnesses and exhibits will be available for presentation via Zoom. In that regard, unless ALL witnesses will be attending via Zoom, the trial may not proceed at this time; and
d. Any other issues concerning the procedure. Each party is directed to electronically file and serve a short, informal status update with the Court, at least 2 calendars days prior to the Friday, 8:30 a.m. calendar date, addressing each of the above items. Any questions or issues regarding these policies or procedures must be brought to the attention of the Court before commencement of the court trial and before signing the acknowledgment and stipulation below.
The Stipulation must be submitted for filing, via eFile, with a fileable cover page. Failure to return this stipulation by all counsel, no later than 10 court days prior to either the trial or the trial readiness hearing, whichever is sooner, will cause the trial to be continued.
By signing the stipulation, each party and counsel, if represented, confirm the following:
a. All parties they represent are capable and willing to attend trial via Zoom, and must have video enabled throughout the trial.
b. Each party’s witnesses are capable and willing to attend trial via Zoom, and must have video enabled throughout their testimony.
c. Any and all experts retained are capable and willing to attend trial via Zoom, and must have video enabled throughout their testimony.
If any party, or any witness, cannot comply with the requirements here set forth, or if all parties do not agree to the stipulation, the matter will be continued.