The statutes and rules, including local rules, governing the drafting, filing and service of most civil litigation documents are covered in the Santa Clara 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 following Santa Clara County Superior Court local rules will be amended:
Rule 2, Alternative Dispute Resolution; and
Rule 11, Unlawful Detainer
The revisions have been provided to the SmartRules editorial staff and the SmartRules Guides for Santa Clara County Superior Court will be updated with the amended versions of the rules, showing the changes, on or before June 26, 2009.