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COURT SELF-HELP CENTER SERVICES AVAILABLE IN SALINAS EFFECTIVE JULY 18, 2016


The Monterey County Superior Court is pleased to announce the expansion of the Self-Help Center (SHC) to Salinas. The new Salinas SHC office is located on the 1st floor, in Room #172 at the Salinas Courthouse, 240 Church Street. Hours of operation are each Monday and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Read more: Click here

Volunteer Today!


The Monterey County Superior Court needs dedicated community volunteers interested in becoming a Civil Grand Juror for 2016-2017. Apply on-line by May 13, 2016 at: http://www.monterey.courts.ca.gov/GrandJury/

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT


Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 2.503, interest in the HUNTSMAN, TAMI JOY (SS152108A) / CURIEL, GONZALO (SS152108B) cases has been determined to be extraordinarily high. The court intends to make copies of public court records available on-line. All public, non-confidential case filings in these specific cases will be available in electronic format following redaction of all personal identifying information following a mandatory public notice. This is a notice of intent only. Court records on these cases will not be available on-line until a formal order is made by the Judge assigned to these cases. Exhibits or photos of exhibits will not be available on-line. Personal identifying information to be redacted includes names, dates of birth, driver license numbers, social security numbers, criminal and national crime identification and numbers, addresses, phone numbers of parties, victims, witnesses, jurors, and court personnel; medical or psychiatric information, financial information, account numbers.

NOTICE – UNDER CONSTRUCTION


Monterey County Superior Court is currently implementing a new case processing system. As we are getting accustomed to this new technology, it may cause some unintended delays at the window or in court and unavailability of some on-line services. The Court apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your support and consideration. To learn more about the new case processing system, see the information provided below in “Monterey County Superior Court Launches a New Modern Case Management System.”
Click here for the Notice

MONTEREY COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT LAUNCHES NEW MODERN CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM


Monterey County Superior Court is pleased to announce the launch of a new case management system, called Odyssey. This modern case management system will be implemented in civil, probate, family law, child support, small claims, mental health, and juvenile case types commencing Tuesday, October 13, 2015.
Click here for the informational flyer

Statewide Traffic Tickets / Infractions Amnesty Program

Traffic Amnesty begins October 1st.

A new amnesty program in California will discount traffic and non-traffic infractions that were due on or before Jan 1, 2013, and will help those seeking driver's license reinstatements. The public may begin contacting their courts about qualifying when the program begins on Oct 1, 2015.
http://www.courts.ca.gov/trafficamnesty.htm

PUBLIC NOTICE: REDUCED PHONE HOURS IN THE MONTEREY CIVIL, FAMILY LAW, CHILD SUPPORT, SELF-HELP CENTER, AND PROBATE DIVISION


Telephone service hours are temporarily reduced to 8:30 am to 12:00 pm Monday through Friday in the Court’s Monterey Division (Family Law, Child Support, Self-Help Center, Civil and Probate). This temporary measure will facilitate the Court’s implementation of a new case management system projected to launch in the Fall of 2015 while simultaneously ensuring an ongoing focus on case processing timelines. The Court appreciates your understanding during this temporary reduction in phone service hours.

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

Click here for the informational flyer

Click here for the press release

ANNOUNCEMENT


Alert Historical Records covering years of 1850 – 1960 available at the Monterey County Historical Society

The Monterey County Historical Society has agreed to archive, preserve and maintain historical records covering the years of 1850 – 1960 for the Monterey County Superior Court. This Agreement provides that the Monterey County Historical Society will store these records in a facility that meets the standards and requirements of applicable governing statues, rules of court and regulations.

Non-confidential historical records covering the years of 1850 – 1960 are available to all members of the public during normal business hours at the Monterey County Historical Society. Duplication of records are permitted at cost. For business hours and more information, please visit the Monterey County Historical Society’s website

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

The Monterey County Historical Society contact information:
Monterey County Historical Society
333 Boronda Road
Salinas, CA 93907
http://mchsmuseum.com/salinas/


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

Important Information on Jury Scams


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information on jury scams
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