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California Permanently Adopts Court Procedures Devised for COVID-19

During the coronavirus pandemic, California joined many other states in adjusting court procedures to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Now, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a law that will make some of these reforms permanent. The law takes effect immediately.

Depositions now may be taken remotely rather than in…

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