California Rules of Court–Amendments Effective July 1, 2009

The California Judicial Council has made changes to the following California Rules of Court effective July 1, 2009: 

By Order Dated April 24, 2009:

Rule 1.31. Mandatory forms ……………………………………………………………………….. 3
Rule 2.260. Electronic service …………………………………………………………………….. 3
Rule 3.50. Application of rules ……………………………………………………………………. 4
Rule 3.51. Method of application and filing of papers ……………………………………. 4
Rule 3.52. Eligibility ………………………………………………………………………………….. 5
Rule 3.53 Verification of financial condition ………………………………………………… 5
Rule 3.54. Determination without regard to pleading or paper submitted for filing  6
Rule 3.55. Effect of denial of application; time for payment of fees ………………… 6
Rule 3.52 3.56. Procedure for determining application …………………………………… 7
Rule 3.53 3.57. Application granted unless acted on by the court ……………………. 8
Rule 3.58. Hearing on application ……………………………………………………………….. 8
Rule 3.59. Changed circumstances ………………………………………………………………. 9
Rule 3.54 3.60. Confidentiality ………………………………………………………………….. 10
Rule 3.55 3.61. Court fees and costs included in all initial fee waivers waived by initial application 11
Rule 3.56 3.62. Additional court fees and costs that may be included in initial fee waiver waived  11
Rule 3.57. Amount of lien for waived fees and costs ……………………………………. 12
Rule 3.58 3.63. Posting notice …………………………………………………………………… 12
Rule 5.175. Bifurcation of issues ……………………………………………………………….. 13
Rule 8.26. Waiver of fees and costs ……………………………………………………………. 13
Rule 8.100. Filing the appeal …………………………………………………………………….. 15
Rule 8.122. Clerk’s transcript ……………………………………………………………………. 18
Rule 8.128. Superior court file instead of clerk’s transcript …………………………… 18
Rule 8.486. Petitions ………………………………………………………………………………… 19
Rule 8.818. Waiver of fees and costs ………………………………………………………….. 20
Rule 8.821. Notice of appeal ……………………………………………………………………… 22
Rule 8.832. Clerk’s transcript ……………………………………………………………………. 24
Rule 8.833. Trial court file instead of clerk’s transcript ………………………………… 24
Rule 8.860. Normal record on appeal …………………………………………………………. 25
Rule 8.862. Preparation of clerk’s transcript ……………………………………………….. 25
Rule 8.863. Trial court file instead of clerk’s transcript ………………………………… 26
Rule 8.869. Statement on appeal ………………………………………………………………… 26
Rule 8.916. Statement on appeal ………………………………………………………………… 27
Rule 8.1010. Record on transfer ………………………………………………………………… 27
Rule 8.1105. Publication of appellate opinions ……………………………………………. 28

By Order dated February 25, 2009:  Rule 9.80. Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions

By Order Dated October 24, 2008:

Rule 3.865. Application and purpose …………………………………………………… 99
Rule 3.866. Definitions ……………………………………………………………………. 100
Rule 3.867.3.866. Designation of person to receive inquiries
and complaints Complaint coordinator …………………………………………….. 101
Rule 3.868.3.865. Complaint procedure required …………………………………. 102
Rule 3.869. General requirements for complaint procedures
and complaint proceedings …………………………………………………………….. 102
Rule 3.870. Permissible court actions on complaints …………………………… 105
Rule 3.871.3.867. Confidentiality of complaint procedures
proceedings, information, and records ……………………………………………… 106
Rule 3.872.3.868. Disqualification from subsequently serving as
an adjudicator ……………………………………………………………………………….. 108
Rule 3.890 3.870. Application ………………………………………………………….. 109
Rule 3.891 3.871. Actions subject to mediation ………………………………….. 109
Rule 3.892 3.872. Panels of mediators ………………………………………………. 109
Rule 3.893 3.873. Selection of mediators …………………………………………… 109
Rule 3.894 3.874. Attendance, participant lists, and mediation statements 109
Rule 3.896 3.876. Coordination with Trial Court Delay Reduction Act …. 110
Rule 3.897 3.877. Statistical information …………………………………………… 110
Rule 3.898 3.878. Educational material ……………………………………………… 110
Rule 10.781. Court-related ADR neutrals…………………………………………… 110

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