Emergency Filing Information

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Documents that constitute an emergency after hours filing:

  • A new action where the statute of limitations expires today
  • An application for a temporary restraining order regarding an event that will take place prior to the next business day.
  • An application for a warrant for the arrest of a vessel regarding an event that must take place prior to the next business day

Documents that do not constitute an emergency after hours filing:

  • A Motion, opposition, reply, answer or any other written response due today
  • An application for temporary restraining order regarding an event that will take place after the start of the next business day.
  • An amended complaint

Any party attempting to file an emergency after hours document must contact the clerk’s office as soon as it is known that such a document will be filed. When contacting the court prior to 5:00 p.m. PST please call 213-894-3434 for Los Angeles or 951-328-4470 for the Riverside/San Bernardino areas. When contacting the court after 5:00 p.m. PST, on weekends or holidays, please call 213-894-2485.