The Riverside Superior Court and courts across the state are attempting to conserve judicial resources. The judicial council even advises the courts that they need to cut back on the resources used and increase their fees. Judge Cope’s Probate department has a habit of granting continuances 3-5 times for the same proceeding so that the cases drag on for months at a time.
Judge Cope even sets a separate hearing to simply FILE A SIGNED ORDER WITH THE CLERK’S office and continues a hearing to sign the order and file it with the clerk’s office.
Normally judges simply sign the order and serve it on the parties of the case. No separate hearing is required to simply FILE AN ORDER with the clerk’s office.
If one adds up the cost for the probate support staff to review cases for additional filed documents, and the cost of the court reporter, the clerk and the judicial officer it appears that Judge Cope’s department is wasting considerable court resources.
HONORABLE Judge Mark A Cope
DATE: 08/04/15 TIME: 8:30 DEPT: T1
18. MCP1500284 MATTER OF MOISES ESPINOZA
Hearing re: Review re: Proof of Blocked Account
MARIA ASUNCION CAMARILLO Petitioner LAW OFFICES OF MORTON J GR
MOISES ESPINOZA Minor LAW OFFICES OF MORTON J GR
Continue for signed order to be filed at clerk’s office.
At hearing on 06/02/15, Court approved minor’s compromise and
ordered $16,008 deposited into blocked account
Receipt filed 07/22/15