Bench/Bar

Watsonville Court HouseThe Santa Cruz County Bar Association is fortunate to host the Bench Bar forum. The forum allows the Santa Cruz County Bar Association members to meet with local Judges once per quarter, so that the local attorneys and the Bench can address any issues that are of concern within the legal community.

These Bench Bar meetings have allowed a strong bond of mutual respect to form between the Bench and the Bar Association, which has served to make the Santa Cruz Legal Community efficient and effective, and powerful. If you have topics that you would like to have addressed at the Bench Bar meetings, please send them to the Bar Association at sccbar@sbcglobal.net.

2021 Bench/Bar Meetings

Bench Bar meetings for 2021 are scheduled for January 27, April 28, July 28 and October 27.

Santa Cruz Superior Court General Order re: Implementation of Emergency Relief

Please see the General Order Re: Implementation of Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code Section 68115 By Chair of Judicial Council signed March 18, 2020 by Presiding Judge Paul Burdick below.

General Order re Implementation of Emergency Relief 3.18.20.


Santa Cruz Superior Court Emergency Standing Order Related to Unlawful Detainer Proceedings and Judgments

Please see the Emergency Standing Order Related to Unlawful Detainer Proceedings and Judgments issued by the Santa Cruz Superior Court on March 24, 2020 below.

Emergency Standing Order Related to Unlawful Detainer Proceedings and Judgments 03 24 2020


6th District Court of Appeal Second Emergency Order

Please see the Implementation Order for the Renewed Order Pursuant to Rule 8.66 of the California Rules of Court signed by Administrative Presiding Justice Mary Greenwood below.

6th District Court of Appeals Order