“This handbook provides an overview of some issues that individuals, families, and small businesses may face as a result of the fires that broke out in California starting on September 4, 2020. While fires have occurred throughout the state in 2020, this handbook focuses particularly on Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Sonoma counties because, as of the time of this publication, these were the counties covered by the federal government’s Major Disaster Declaration, DR-4569 (declared on October 16, 2020 and later amended), which triggered certain assistance to individuals.” September 2020 California Wildfires Helping Handbook is current through October 19, 2020 and was developed by Morrison & Foerster LLP.
>Disaster Relief Legal Hotline for Californians affected by the wildfires in Northern California (north of Monterey County) or COVID-19:
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> Step-by-Step CA Appellate Manual
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> 4th District Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop
> California Appellate Courts – To Appeal or Not to Appeal (self-help video)
> California Appellate Courts – Judicial Branch Overview – (self-help video)
> Tiny Chat 29: Get in the Circle (Service of Process) – (self-help video)
>California Work & Family Coalition Resource Hub (paid family/sick/safe leave, etc.)
Removing a Bench Officer in Civil Court
In California, there are specific laws about how to remove a judge from a civil case. While these laws are the same in all California counties, some counties have local procedures or practices that must be followed to make the request. Because local procedures and practices differ from county to county, some counties have issued informational materials on how this request is made in their county. For information on how this request is made in your county, please contact your court’s self-help center.
This resource provides information from the Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants on how to make this request in Los Angeles County Superior Court: How to Request to Change Your Judge
This resource provides information from the Sacramento County Public Law Library on how to make this request in Sacramento County: Peremptory Challenge of a Judge
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California Appellate Courts Self-Help Resource Center – English
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