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Are Courts In Arizona, Florida And California Open?

Frankie Grijalva
Frankie Grijalva Golden Gate University School of Law 2L
Frankie Grijalva graduated from Whittier College in 2019 with degrees in Business Administration and Economics, is currently a 2L Law Student, and loves to oil paint in her free time.
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Arizona, California, and Florida have seen a massive uptick in Coronavirus cases over the last few weeks. 

That has, of course, affected the hours of operation, and safety procedures, in many courthouses. 


Here is a list of information you should know before attempting to go into a court in these states. 

Arizona

Arizona Supreme Court
  • Open to serve the public
  • In-person cases proceeded on June 1st.
  • Implemented a 4 Step Phase for all courts below to follow.
  • May make a payment online.
  • Jury summons were suspended until May 1st. If one was received after, call the court clerk.
  • Oral arguments are recorded and place online along with an agenda.
  •  Forms and resources are online for further e-filing opportunities. 
Location: 1501 W Washington St #411, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 452-3300

Court of Appeals, Division 1
  • Open for regular business hours to serve the public.
  • Face coverings required.
  • Temperature will be checked when entering the building.
  • Attorneys must file through TurboCourt.
  • The 2020 court calendar is posted.
  • You may request to record oral arguments.
  •  Recorded oral arguments are placed online.
Location: 1501 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 452-6700
Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm

Court of Appeals, Division 2
  • Open for regular business hours to serve the public.
  • Face coverings required.
  •  Oral argument will continue telephonically until July 31st.
  •  Audio recordings of arguments will be available to public the day after.
  • The 2020 court calendar is posted.
Location: 400 W. Congress Street, Suite 200, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone Number: (520) 628-6954

Maricopa County Judicial Branch (Mesa)
  • Restricted in-person proceedings.
  • May only attend in-person if a judge has permitted it.
  • Proceedings have been converted to telephone or rescheduled.
  • New jury selection will resume August 1st.
  • Face coverings required
  •   May only enter for a hearing no more than 30 minutes prior.
  • Must leave immediately after hearing is concluded.
  •  Free Street Parking
  • Court calendar is posted online daily.
Location: 222 E. Javelina Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210
Phone Number: (602) 506-3204

Pima County Superior Court (Tucson)
  • Open for regular business hours to serve the public.
  • All matters beginning July 1st through August 7th must be heard via telephone or video conferencing.
  •  A list of all matter available for remote hearings are online.
  •  People in the court are limited to the members of the parties.
  •   Face coverings required.
  • ·Temperature will be checked when entering the building.
  •  Jury services are suspended through August.
  • Court calendar has been posted online.
Location: 400 W. Congress Street, Suite 200, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone Number: (520) 724-4200
Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm
 
 
California

Supreme Court of California
  • As ordered by the court, attorneys will deliver oral arguments remotely through video communication or telephone conference.
  •  An oral argument calendar has been arranged.
  • These arguments are to be limited to 5 uninterrupted minutes each
  • No public seating will be allowed.
  •  The public may view proceedings through live streaming.
  • Seating inside the court will be limited to 15 members of the press.
Located at: 350 McAllister Street San Francisco, CA 94102-4797
Phone Number: (415) 865-7000

1st District Court of Appeal
  • Beginning June 18th, oral argument will be held via videoconference using BlueJeans.
  • Attorneys will receive a specific emailed invitation for oral arguments.
  • The public can view oral arguments online the day of oral arguments.
  • The 2020 oral argument calendar has been posted.
Location: 350 McAllister Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (425) 865-7300

2nd District Court of Appeal
  • The courtroom will be closed to the public.
  • Oral arguments will be held videoconference or telephone for the duration of COVID-19.
  • Public may see and/or hear videoconference proceedings online.
  • The 2020 oral argument calendar has been posted.
Division 1-5 & 7-8- Location: 300 S. Spring Street 2nd Floor, North Tower Los Angeles, CA 90013
Division 1-5 & 7-8 -Phone Number: (213) 830-7000
Division 6- Location: 200 East Santa Clara Street Ventura, CA 93001
Division 6- Phone Number: (805) 641-4700

3rd District Court of Appeal
  • Oral arguments will be held via videoconference using BlueJeans.
  • Attorneys will receive a specific emailed invitation for oral arguments.
  • The public can view oral arguments online the day of oral arguments.
  • The 2020 oral argument calendar has been posted.

Location: 914 Capital Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: (916) 654-0209

4th District Court of Appeal
  • Oral argument will be held via telephonically until further notice.
  • The courtroom will be closed to the public.
  • Clerk’s office will remain open but unable to answer in-person questions.
  • The 2020 oral argument calendar has been posted.
Division 1- Location: 750 B Street, Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92101
Division 1- Phone Number: (619) 744-0760
Division 2- Location: 3389 Twelfth Street Riverside, CA 92501
Division 2- Phone Number: (951) 782-2500
Division 3- Location: 601 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92701
Division 3- Phone Number: (714) 571-2600

5th District Court of Appeal
  •  Oral argument will be held via videoconference throughout May, June, July and possibly beyond.
  • A panel of 3 justices are assigned to each case.
  • The public can view oral arguments online the day of oral arguments.
  • The 2020 oral argument calendar has been posted.
Location: 2424 Ventura Street Fresno, CA 93721
Phone Number: (559) 445-5491

6th District Court of Appeal
  • Oral argument will be held via telephonically until further order.
  • Court proceedings will be open to the public via telephone.
  • The public can listen to oral arguments telephonically the day of oral arguments.
  • The 2020 oral argument calendar has been posted.
Location: 333 West Santa Clara Street San Jose, CA 95113
Phone Number: (408) 277-1004

Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Jury trials will resume in August 2020.
  • All are strongly urged to use technology for remote appearance.
  • Remote appearance will be available in phases.
  • Appointments are required for clerk’s office and self-help services.
  • Judge or Commissioner will determine courtroom capacity.
  • Face coverings are required.
  • Here is a map of court districts and courthouse locations.
Phone Number: (213) 830-0803

San Diego Superior Court
  • Court is open for most business operations.
  • Court hearings are limited to video or telephone conference only.
  • Jury services are dismissed until July 31, 2020.
  • Live Streams, and virtual hearings are online.
  •  Online services are provided to pay tickets, fines, etc.
  •  There are 7 court locations in San Diego.
  •  The calendar is updated weekly online.
  • A list of contact information is online.
San Francisco Superior Court
  •  Courtroom proceedings will proceed via CourtCall or by another videoconferencing application
  • Accepting applications for civil harassment restraining orders.
  • The Records Public Viewing Room is closed.
  • Small Claims hearings have currently been continued and notices have been mailed with future court hearing dates.
  • Probate Department has resumed full operations.
  •  Jury service will continue with social distancing guidelines.
  • Face coverings are required.
  • There are 4 courthouse buildings in San Francisco.
Civic Center Location: 400 McAllister St. San Francisco, CA 94102

Florida

Supreme Court
  •  Court is closed to public access
  • Court remains open and operational to authorized employees and those with pre-approval for entrance
  • The 2020 Oral arguments calendar has been posted.
  •  Oral arguments are broadcasted online.
  • Jury trial suspended till July 17th.
Location: 500 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32399
Phone Number: (850) 488-0125

1st District Court of Appeal
  • Court is closed to public access
  • Court remains open and operational to authorized employees and those with pre-approval for entrance
  • Documents may be filed electronically.
  • Oral arguments scheduled in July will be held using videoconferencing technology.
  •   Oral argument calendar is posted online.
  • Recordings of previous and live oral arguments are online.
Location: 2000 Drayton Drive, Tallahassee, FL, 32399
Phone Number: (850) 487-1000

2nd District Court of Appeal
  • Court is closed to public access
  • Court remains open and operational to authorized employees and those with pre-approval for entrance
  • If you wish to come in, call (863) 940-6060.
  •  Oral arguments will be held using videoconferencing technology.
  • Oral argument calendar is posted online.
  •  Live oral arguments are online.
  •   Past oral arguments have been archived online.
Location: 8111 East Main Street, Lakeland, FL, 33801
Phone Number: (863) 940-6060

3rd District Court of Appeal
  •  Court is closed to public access
  • Court remains open and operational to authorized employees and those with pre-approval for entrance
  •  Oral arguments until end of August will be held using Zoom.
  • ·September oral arguments are tentatively scheduled to be heard in the courthouse.
  • Live oral arguments are online.
  •  Oral argument calendar is posted online.
Location: 2001 S.W. 117th Avenue Miami, FL, 33175
Phone Number: (305) 229-3200

4th District Court of Appeal
  •  Court is closed to public access
  • Court remains open and operational to authorized employees and those with pre-approval for entrance.
  • If you wish to come in, call (561)242-2000.
  • All in-person oral arguments till July 28th have been cancelled.
  •  Oral argument calendar is posted online.
  •   Live oral arguments are online.
  •   Past oral arguments have been posted online.
Location: 110 South Tamarind Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone Number: (561) 242-2000

5th District Court of Appeal
  • Court is closed to public access
  • Court remains open and operational to authorized employees and those with pre-approval for entrance.
  • Oral argument calendar is posted online.
  • Live oral arguments are online.
  • Past oral arguments are online.
Location: 300 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone Number: (386) 947-1530

Fourth Judicial Circuit Court (Jacksonville)
  •  Court is closed to public access
  • Court remains open and operational to authorized employees and those with pre-approval for entrance.
  • No Jurors who received a summons through July 31st.
  •  Space in courtroom are limited.

Location: 311 W. Monroe St. Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone Number: (904) 255-2500

Ninth Judicial Circuit Court (Orlando)
  • Court remains open and operational to authorized employees and those with pre-approval for entrance
  •  Jury duty is still active.
  •  Face coverings required.
  •  Temperature check required.
  • Dockets are available online.

Location: 425 N. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32801

Phone Number: (407) 836-2050

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court (Miami)
  • Court is closed to public access
  •   Court remains open and operational to authorized employees and those with pre-approval for entrance
  • Face mask required.
  • Temperature checks at each court facility is required.
  •  Documents may be filed electronically.
Location: 175 NW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33128
Phone Number: (305) 349-7000

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court (Tampa)
  • All court hearings will be held by teleconferencing, audiovisual, written motions, or a combination of them.
  •  Jury selection proceedings have been suspended until further order.
  •  Can make payments for traffic tickets and child support online.
Location: 800 E. Twiggs St. Tampa, FL  33602
Phone Number: (813) 272-5894
 
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