REVISED INTERIM PROCEDURES RE: COVID-19
EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2020
The courthouse has reopened to the public. Face covering and social distancing requirements are being enforced in public spaces. See U.S. District Court Order 20-078. Except for an evidentiary hearing or trial, persons appearing before Judge Albert may choose to appear in person or by telephone.
In light of concerns about COVID-19 and attempts to implement physical distancing, the court encourages telephonic appearances on all matters other than evidentiary hearings and trials. Telephonic appearances may be arranged through CourtCall by calling (866) 582-6878.
Please be advised that CourtCall has announced reduced fees for attorneys to use CourtCall and free access for parties who do not have an attorney – pro se or self-represented litigants through August 31, 2020.
If choosing to appear in person, please call the Courtroom Deputy at (714) 338-5304 by 4 p.m. the day before. Otherwise, the doors to the courtroom will be locked.
When appearing in person, physical distancing of at least six feet is required in the courtroom. To facilitate physical distancing, please follow markings that have been placed in the courtroom. Wearing a mask while speaking in court is optional.