California Judicial Council Adopts Emergency Rules

This week, the rule-making arm of the California Court System, the California Judicial Council, adopted temporary emergency rules, including $0 statewide bail for misdemeanors and lower-level felonies during the COVID-19 pandemic. These rules also include stays on eviction and foreclosure proceedings, as well as broad authority for all California state courts to require remote court proceedings. Almost all of the rules will stay in effect until ninety (90) days after the Governor declares that the COVID-19 pandemic State of Emergency has been lifted, and California cannabis businesses, which themselves are deemed “essential” under the State of Emergency, should anticipate superior court rule changes during this period in response to the Judicial Council’s rule-making.

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