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IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE


Please be advised that the MARINA COURTHOUSE located at 3180 Del Monte Blvd., Marina, CA 93933 will be temporarily closed for one day on Thursday, July 3, 2014 due to required facility maintenance

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LAUNCH OF THE VIRTUAL SELF-HELP LAW CENTER ANNOUNCED


The Monterey County Superior Court is pleased to announce the launch of the Virtual Self-Help Law Center (SHLC) on the Court’s public website, which is available in both English and Spanish. The website is a user friendly tool aimed at effectively guiding self-represented litigants through the legal process in Family Law, Domestic Violence, Eviction, Small Claims and Traffic Court cases. The SHLC uses short educational videos, fillable forms, instructions, and links to other resources to assist users in navigating the legal system on their own.

The SHLC is available on the Court’s website in English and Spanish at: http://selfhelp.monterey.courts.ca.gov

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Click here for the press release

ALERT
Juror Warrant Telephone Scam

Several Monterey County residents have recently reported receiving a phone call from an individual claiming to be a law enforcement officer asking for payment to clear up a warrant that had been issued because the resident did not appear for jury service. These calls are fraudulent and have no connection to the Monterey County Superior Court. Anyone receiving a phone call from someone demanding payment for an outstanding warrant should report it immediately as a crime to their local law enforcement agency.

Also, please note that Superior Court Jury Services personnel do not ask past, current, or prospective jurors for information regarding credit card numbers, bank account information, or Social Security numbers. Please do not provide this type of information to anyone claiming to be associated with Jury Services.

Click here for a link to the Court’s press release

Similar scams have been also reported throughout California and other Courts. An informational video provided by the US Courts in linked here:
http://www.uscourts.gov/Multimedia/Videos.aspx?video_url=http://www.uscourts.gov/video/source/News/news_jury-fraud-scam_low.f4v&video_image=/uscourts/video/News/jn_20090126_preview.jpg&video_id=20090126

Additionally, the FBI posted a notice to the public in regard to juror scams on their website here: http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2006/june/jury_scam060206

PUBLIC NOTICE


Effective October 1, 2013, the viewing room located on the 2nd floor of the Monterey Courthouse will temporarily close to the public each Thursday and Friday, until further notice.

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PUBLIC NOTICE


Fee for Court Reporting Services Under One Hour in Duration

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MONTEREY COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT ANNOUNCES
THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE
KING CITY COURTHOUSE, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 23, 2013


Pending the restoration of funding by the State for the new South County Courthouse project, the King City Courthouse will temporarily close effective Monday, September 23, 2013.
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En espera de la restauración de la financiación por parte del Estado para el nuevo proyecto South Monterey County Courthouse, la Corte de King City se cerrará temporalmente a partir del lunes, 23 de Septiembre de 2013.
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View Press Release PDF Additional details are provided in Monterey County Superior Court’s Press Release


ANNOUNCEMENT

Alert Historical Records Available at the Monterey County Historical Society

The Superior Court of California, County of Monterey has entered into an Agreement with the Monterey County Historical Society to archive, preserve and maintain certain court records in a facility that meets the standards and requirements according to applicable governing statutes, rules of court and regulations.

The Monterey County Historical Society is responsible for making non-confidential court records reasonably available to all members of the public during normal business hours and allow for the duplication of the records at cost.

Click here to view list of records stored at the MCHS.

The Monterey County Historical Society contact information:
831.757.8085; 333 Boronda Rd., Salinas, CA 93907


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King City Courthouse CLOSED, effective September 23, 2013

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