Court LogoSuperior Court of California, County of San Joaquin
Stockton Branch, Administration
222 E. Weber Avenue, Room 303
Stockton, CA 95202
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact:Leanne Kozak, PIO
April 8, 2003Voice: (209) 468-8120
Pager: (209) 982-8528

COURT EXPANDS SERVICE IN MANTECA

The Superior Court is making it easier for Manteca residents to take care of some of their Court business.

Starting Tuesday, April 15, 2003, the Manteca Branch of the Court and the Stockton Branch will allow reciprocal filings. There will be a daily courier service between the two courts for transporting case files and documents.

"We want to make it more convenient for our customers to take care of their business in the Court," according to Jeanne Millsaps, Court Executive Officer. "By adding this service, we hope people won't have to drive all the way in to Stockton for these matters."

All filings in the area of Unlimited Civil, Family Law, Probate, and Appeals will be accepted at the Manteca Branch for Stockton. The Stockton Branch will accept Small Claims and Limited Civil cases for the Manteca Branch. All cases will continue to be heard in Stockton. The Manteca Branch will continue to hear their Limited Civil, Small Claims, Civil Harassment and Domestic Violence (without children) cases that are currently being heard in Manteca.

Due to the nature of and the short turn-a-round time of Unlawful Detainer Cases, those will continue to be filed in the appropriate court. Reciprocal filings will not be accepted on the Unlawful Detainer case type. Sister State Judgments should also be filed in the appropriate court.

Documents requiring a judge's signature will either be returned to the court where they were filed for pick-up, or filers may include self-addressed, stamped envelopes to have the documents returned by mail.

For further information, contact Diana Landmann in Stockton at 468-2364 or Frances Toher in the Manteca Branch at 239-6447.