The statutes and rules, including local rules, governing the drafting, filing and service of most civil litigation documents are covered in the Orange County Superior Court SmartRules Guides. The Guides are updated in real time, often containing updated rules and requirements before those amendments are available to the public.
Effective July 1, 2009, the Orange County Superior Court local rules in Division 3, Practice Rules, (and some rules in Divisions 4, Civil Cases Over $25,000, 5 , Civil Law and Motion, Cases Over $25,000, and 8, Criminal) will be substantially re-written and re-numbered. Almost all of the rules governing civil practice were either amended or renumbered or both.
The revisions have been provided to the SmartRules editorial staff and the SmartRules Guides for Orange County Superior Court will be updated with the amended versions of the rules, showing the changes, on or before June 26, 2009.