May. 29, 2020

Covid-19 Information

Mental Health Matters Updated 5/01/2020

Mental Health-Related Civil Matters

Petitions for permanent conservatorship (both Probate and LPS), as well as biennial reviews and accountings scheduled between Monday April 6, 2020 and Friday, May 29, 2020, will be continued to a new date that is eight weeks from the currently set hearing date, with temporary orders to remain pending the next hearing date. Notice of the new hearing date will be provided by mail. Newly filed petitions will be scheduled for hearing after May 29, 2020.

Petitions for temporary conservatorships and petitions for renewal of LPS conservatorships will continue to be processed as normal, but parties are encouraged to submit the matters on paperwork to be decided without hearing. If a hearing is necessary, it will be scheduled on a Thursday at 8:30 am in Department 2.  Counsel should make every effort to arrange for appearances by CourtCall.

Petitions for Writs of Habeas Corpus will be scheduled and heard on Thursdays at 8:30 am in Department 2. Counsel should make every effort to arrange for appearances by CourtCall.

Petitions for Involuntary Medical Treatment will continue to be processed as normal and heard on Thursdays at 8:30 am in Department 2. Counsel should make every effort to arrange for appearances by CourtCall.

Petitions for Orders Compelling Involuntary Treatment with Anti-Psychotic Medication, Petitions for Relief from Firearms Prohibition, and Petitions for Electric Shock Therapy currently scheduled between Monday, April 6, 2020 and Friday, May 29, 2020, will be continued to a new date that is eight weeks from the currently set hearing date, with current orders to remain in full force and effect pending the next court date. Notice of the new hearing date will be provided by mail.

Mental Health Court

The Mental Health Court calendar scheduled for April 30, 2020 will be continued to Thursday, June 25, 2020. Notice of the new hearing date will be provided by mail.

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