October 13, 2020
California Governor Gavin Newsom approved CA SB 1146
On September 18, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom approved CA SB 1146, CIVIL PROCEDURE RE: E-filing, delays of trial, and remote depositions. State law that enacted several emergency actions, such as allowing remote depositions of party witnesses, taken during these past few months due to the COVID-19 Pandemic by Gov. Newsom and state court leaders has been approved permanently. SB 1146 permanently allows remote video depositions and electronic service of process. Rather than face-to-face, in-person depositions, the presence of attorneys of record, parties to a case, or court reporters are now optional at depositions.