Guardianship Investigations

Does the court provide interpreters?

wordcloud4_1.pngThe goal of the court is to provide you free language access services if you do not speak, write, read or understand English well. The court provides interpreters at no cost in all criminal, traffic, juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency, and other mandated case types. The court will also provide interpreters at no cost in civil and family law case types including Domestic Violence, Civil Harassment, Elder or Dependent Abuse, Unlawful Detainer, Termination of Parental Rights, Conservatorships, Guardianships, and all Family Law cases.

 

 

How do I request an interpreter?

If you need an interpreter in a criminal, traffic, juvenile deliquency, juvenile dependency or other mandated case type, you or your attorney may request one in person from any clerk at the counter when filing your case or via email to the Interpreter Coordinator at the email address listed below. Please make such requests at least a week before your hearing.  For these case types you may also submit your request to the courtroom staff at the time of your hearing.  However, if you wait until the date of your hearing to request an interpreter, you may have to wait until an interpreter can be contacted, or your hearing may be continued to a future date.

 

If you need an interpreter in a civil or family law case type, including Domestic Violence, Civil Harassment, Elder or Dependent Abuse, Unlawful Detainer, Termination of Parental Rights, Conservatorships, Guardianships, or any Family Law case, you or your attorney must submit form INT-300 to the court, either in person, via email or via mail. Please make these requests at least one week before your scheduled hearing.

 

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The goal of the court is to provide you free language access services if you do not speak, write, read or understand English well.

 

Where to submit requests

Requests may be submitted in person or via mail at:

1175 Civic Center Boulevard

Yuba City, CA 95993

Or via email to:

 

You may also call administration at 530.822.3309 to request an interpreter for a mandated case type or for more information or assistance.

 
 

How to E-File

The link to e-filing service providers is:
http://www.odysseyefileca.com/service-providers.htm

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To start e-filing, you must select your service provider. An electronic filing service provider (EFSP) provides an online service to help you file your documents and acts as the intermediary between you and the Court's Case Management System. Each EFSP offers a variety of additional services, and you should evaluate which provider meets your filing needs. Once you pick the EFSP you would like to use for electronic filing, you will be able to go through their tutorial on how to do electronic filing.

For more information on how to start e-filing, go to the FAQ’s page.

The Court has published local rules regarding electronic filing. https://www.suttercourts.com/general-info/local-rules-of-court

Document Standards

Documents should be submitted in searchable PDF format, and searchable PDF/A is preferable. PDF/A is a format which excludes those PDF features that give rise to concerns about the ability to archive documents. Newer scanners allow users to directly create a PDF/A. Users with older scanners can use a conversion tool (such as Acrobat 9) to convert scanned documents to PDF/A.

Please include the hearing date in the filing description box along with a complete description of the document being filed/document served.

Example:

"HRG 05/01/18 Opposition…or HRG 04/17/18 Proof of Service of…”

Proposed Orders

If a proposed order is submitted to the court electronically in a case in which the parties are electronically filing documents, the parties must comply with the requirements of California Rules of Court, Rule 3.1312(c).

Editable versions of proposed orders, as required by Rule 3.1312(c), shall be sent to: efile@suttercourts.com.

 The Court will continue to accept the following documents in hard copy form:

  • Bench warrants;
  • Deposits of cash or check except for jury fee deposits; Labor Commissioner deposits of cash or check;
  • Trial exhibits;
  • Bonds;
  • Undertakings;
  • Letters issued by the Probate Court;
  • Wills/Codicils;
  • Sealed documents;
  • Financial institute documents, care facility documents, or escrow documents as defined under Probate Code Section 2620; and
  • California state vital records forms.

Signatures

California Rule of Court, Rule 2.257 outlines requirements for signatures on documents submitted electronically to the court. Digital signatures are not required. If you choose to utilize digital signatures, please contact your electronic filing service provider for reference materials.   

Questions

For technical support, please contact your electronic filing service provider.

For case-specific questions, please contact: (530) 822-3300.