Proposed amendments to the Superior Court of California, County of Kern, Local Rules of Court for July 1, 2019 are now available for review. Please submit any comments by April 26, 2019
Beginning March 18, 2019, all represented parties in all California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Civil Writ petition cases are required to file all documents through Electronic Filing (E-File).
Family Law cases, Probate cases and Habeas Corpus petition cases are not required to E-File documents at this time.
Self-represented litigants are not required to E-File documents, but are encouraged to do so.
Coming in January 2019, all Unlawful Detainers that are filed at the Metropolitan Courthouse and have an answering party, will be set for a Mandatory Settlement Conference before the Court’s Settlement Master.
Effective October 1, 2018, Superior Court of California, County of Kern will require mandatory electronic filing (E‑File) by all represented parties for Unlimited Civil case types including Unlawful Detainers, but not Family Law or Probate.
Self‑represented litigants, while not required to do so, are likewise strongly encouraged to E-File.