The statutes and rules, including local rules, governing the drafting, filing and service of most civil litigation documents are covered in the Ventura 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 Ventura County Superior Court local rules will be amended:
1.02, Effective Date of Rules;
9.03.1, Family Law Case Flow;
9.09, Specific Ex Parte Orders [Family Law];
9.12, Hearings [Family Law];
9.19, Family Law Trials; and
16.01, Reservation of Government Code 69898 Powers.
The revisions have been provided to the SmartRules editorial staff and the SmartRules Guides for Ventura County Superior Court will be updated with the amended versions of the rules, showing the changes, on or before June 26, 2009.