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Court Rules & Orders

Local Rules of Court

The Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino uses Local Rules and Standing Orders to memorialize processes, procedures and other matters regarding the operation of the court.

Use the link below to download the most current version of our Local Rules of Court in PDF format.

Printed copies of the Local Rules are available for purchase at either branch.

Standing Orders

Standing Orders are directives of the Presiding Judge that apply to cases before the court in addition to the local rules, and in general are reissued annually.

Click on the order number to open a scanned copy of the order.

Order Number Description Issue Date
2023-01 Authorization for Release of Adult Probation Records and Reports by Mendocino County Probation Department January 9, 2023
2023-02 Remote Appearances for Persons with Mobility Issues January 9, 2023
2023-03 Revocation of Travel Time Restrictions for Investigators - RESCINDED 7/18/2023

March 21, 2023

2023-04 Rules for Proceedings Before the Juvenile Court June 20, 2023
2023-05 Service of Probation Department for Defendants on Pre-Trial Services Prior to Adjudication of the Underlying Case July 14, 2023
2023-06 Jury Service - No Requests for Transfer Prior to Jury Voir Dire August 15, 2023
2023-07 Assignment of Cases based on Initial Filing Party's Address or Location of the Arrest/Citation August 15, 2023

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