Standing Orders

This list of standing orders contains the operative orders issued in 2019 and 2018 and a longstanding operative order from 1996. This list is in the process of being updated to add older operative standing orders, which although not currently posted, continue to apply in the Superior Court of California, County of Kern.

Title
Last Updated
Standing Order - Restriction on Possession of Weapons in Courthouse (Amended)
April 29 2022
Standing Order - Court Reporter Availability in Cases Arising Under the Mentally Disordered Offenders Act
April 15 2022
Standing Order - Court Reporter Availability in Mental Health Civil Cases
April 15 2022
Stipulation for Production of Unredacted Coroner's Case File
April 5 2022
Return to Pre-Pandemic Service Levels for Public Access and Changes to Face Coverings Requirement (Effective April 4, 2022)
March 21 2022
Standing Order re: Changes to Facial Coverings Requirements During COVID-19 Pandemic (Effective February 28, 2022) - Superseded April 4th, 2022
February 17 2022
Standing Order re: Changes to Court Processes and Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic (Second Amendment) - Superseded April 4th, 2022
February 16 2022
Standing Order re: Changes to Court Processes and Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic (Amended)
January 31 2022
Reassignment of Civil Cases from Department 12 and Division G to Division L, effective 2.14.22
January 18 2022
Order Permitting Release of Certified Minute Orders in Limited Circumstances
January 13 2022
Standing Order re: Changes to Court Processes and Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic
January 6 2022
Standing Order: Change of Availability of Court Reporters for Family Law Matters at the Metropolitan Division: Dec. 23, 2021
December 30 2021
Emergency Relief for Mojave Multi-Divisional Court Due to Adverse Weather Conditions
December 16 2021
Access to Records to Facilitate Lawful Immigration Status of Dependent Minors and Non-Minors
November 23 2021
Reopening Access to the Courthouse (Amended)
November 17 2021
Change of Venue for Probate and Guardianship Cases Effective January 3, 2022
November 10 2021
Implementation of Assembly Bills 177 and 1869 for Imposition or Collection of Criminal Administrative Fees
October 13 2021
Court’s September 7, 2021 Emergency Local Rule No. 2 (Amended) – Face Masks Required in All Courthouse Buildings for All Individuals
September 2 2021
Court Appearances in Proceedings in the Juvenile Justice Center
August 2 2021
Reopening Access to the Courthouse
June 28 2021
Restricting Access to Protect Confidential Criminal Information
June 28 2021
Remote Hearings for Department of Child Support Services Matters.
June 25 2021
Court’s April 21, 2021 General Order re: Implementation of Emergency Relief – Offsite Court Proceedings in June 2021
April 28 2021
Access to Previously Filed Reports in Criminal Cases by Counsel of Record
April 28 2021
Waiver of Conflict/Temporary Judges in Family Law Department.
April 6 2021
Extension of time for Preliminary Hearings in Criminal Cases in Mojave Multi-Divisional Court
March 16 2021
ACLU and First Amendment Coalition Access to Court Proceedings During Pandemic.
January 14 2021
Court’s December 24, 2020 General Order re: Implementation of Emergency Relief
December 24 2020
Continued Moratorium on Removal of Inmates for Misdemeanor, Family Law Division and Juvenile Court Matters Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Superseded
December 18 2020
Remote Hearings for Civil Proceedings (Amended) Superseded
December 16 2020
Remote Hearings for Family Law, DCSS and Probate Proceedings Superseded
December 14 2020
Remote Hearings for Civil Matters
December 14 2020
DCSS Matters During COVID-19 Pandemic
December 8 2020
Sixty Day Moratorium on Removal of Inmates for Misdemeanor, Family Law Division and Juvenile Court Matters
December 3 2020
General Order re: Implementation of Emergency Relief - 30 Day Extension Penal Code Section 1382
December 1 2020
Moratorium on Removal of Inmates for Misdemeanor, Family Law Division and Juvenile Court Matters Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
November 23 2020
Reassignment of Civil Cases Assigned from Dept 10 to Dept 11A
November 19 2020
Mandatory Cover Sheet for Unlawful Detainer Cases
October 8 2020
Order re: Access to Court Proceedings During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Availability of Audio Live Streaming
September 29 2020
General Order re: Implementation of Emergency Relief
August 26 2020
General Order re: Continuance of Civil Case Trials Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
July 10 2020
General Order re: Implementation of Emergency Relief
July 9 2020
Release of Information to Court Investigators by Kern County Department of Human Services
June 24 2020
Court’s June 10, 2020 General Order Re: Implementation of Emergency Relief
June 11 2020
Authority of Deputy Clerk Over Payment and/or Conversion of Civil Assessments Pursuant to PC 1214.1 and/or 1214.2(A)
May 20 2020
May 1, 2020 General Order re: Implementation of Emergency Relief
May 1 2020
Court’s April 30, 2020 General Order Re: Implementation of Emergency Relief
April 30 2020
Standing Order Regulating Media Activity Outside the Courtroom
April 3 2020
March 30, 2020 General Order Re: Implementation of Emergency Relief
April 1 2020
April 1, 2020 General Order Re: Implementation of Emergency Relief
April 1 2020
General Order Re: Implementation of Emergency Relief
March 24 2020
Multi-Divisional Civil Hearings Rescheduled Due to COVID-19
March 24 2020
Civil Hearings Rescheduled due to COVID-19
March 24 2020
General Order RE: Implementation of Emergency Relief Extension
March 19 2020
Court Action COVID 19
March 18 2020
Attorney Motions Reservation System No Longer Available
February 14 2020
Expressive Activity
November 18 2019
Use of Recording and Photography Devices in Courthouse Facilities
November 18 2019
Compliance with Code of Civil Procedure § 2025.550 and Rejection of Southern California Stipulation for Submission of Unsealed Original Deposition Transcripts
October 4 2019
Order Permitting Kern County Public Administrator to Take Possession or Control of the Property of the Decedent
July 29 2019
Venue for Bakersfield Criminal Filings in Which Felony Charges are Reduced to Misdemeanor Charges.
May 29 2019
Inspections of Kern County Probation Department, Juvenile Facilities - 2019
April 30 2019
Prohibition of Recording Devices in Family Law Meditations
March 19 2019
Stipulation; Standing Order for Pretrial Discovery
February 21 2019
Multiple Defendant Delano Prison Cases
February 21 2019
Request for Court Reporter by In Forma Pauperis (Fee Waiver) Litigants
February 21 2019
Hazardous, Heavy or Bulky Exhibits
February 21 2019
Appointment of Essential History Court Appointed Special Advocate (EH-CASA) in Dependency Cases
February 21 2019
Change of Address for Dept of Child Support Services
February 21 2019