During this time, information on COVID-19 and how it is affecting daily life seems to be changing daily (if not hourly).  As lawyers, many of us have questions on what hearings are going forward, whether courts are accepting filings, and whether we can take depositions remotely.  To help answer some of these questions, below are some helpful links for COVID-19 updates and information:  

Court Information 

Many courts have made changes to their operations during this time.  Below are links to some of the federal and state courts in California where you can find information on closures and changes regarding hearings and other proceedings:

Federal Courts

United States District Court for the Central District of California: https://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/news/coronavirus-covid-19-guidanceand https://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/news/covid-19-notice

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California: http://www.caed.uscourts.gov/caednew/index.cfm/news/covid-19-courthouse-closure-and-court-hearing-information/

United States District Court for the Southern District of California: https://www.casd.uscourts.gov/covid19.aspx

United States District Court for the Northern District of California: https://www.cand.uscourts.gov/

State Courts

Los Angeles Superior Court: http://www.lacourt.org/newsmedia/ui/covid19NewsCenter.aspx

Orange County Superior Court: https://www.occourts.org/media-relations/CoronaVirusUpdate.html

Riverside Superior Court: https://www.riverside.courts.ca.gov/PublicNotices/COVID-19-Court-Operations.php

San Bernardino Superior Court: https://www.sb-court.org/general-information/covid-19-courthouse-closure-and-hearing-information

San Diego Superior Court: http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov/portal/page?_pageid=55,2053814&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Ventura Superior Court: http://www.ventura.courts.ca.gov/

Law Firms with Covid-19 Information

Law firm websites can be a great resource for recent coronavirus updates.  Below are few with some great articles, resources, and information:





Below are some other websites with useful COVID-19 information:

Useful for the PPP loans and other SBA loan info: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

City of LA site: https://corona-virus.la/


By Lucas Messenger, Robins Kaplan LLP

COVID-19 has thrown quite the wrench in all of our best-laid plans for 2020, and we here at the CCBA hope that you and yours remain healthy and safe. To comply with applicable stay-at-home orders, the CCBA has taken all of its events off calendar, and is working hard to reschedule them, including the 52nd Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony, for some time in the Fall, COVID-permitting.

At this year’s Banquet, the CCBA will be honoring these outstanding people and lawyers:

Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year– Michael Alder, AlderLaw, P.C.  

Corporate and Securities Lawyer of the Year– Katherine J. Blair,  Manatt, Phelphs & Phillips, LLP

Next Generation Lawyer of the Year– Teddy M. Kapur,Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year– Holly R. Lake, DLA Piper 

Entertainment Lawyer of the Year– Lee S. Brenner, Venable LLP

White Collar Lawyer of the Year– Byron J. McLain, Foley & Lardner LLP

Please watch for updates about the rescheduled Banquet and other events, and remember that you can follow the CCBA on Facebook and LinkedIn. Also, please also let us know if there’s a particular type of virtual event that you feel would be particularly helpful for our legal community.

Finally, we currently have several seats on the Board left to fill. Board service is a wonderful way to connect with other high-quality practitioners and serve the Century City legal community. If you are interested, please contact Lori Werderitch (lwerderitch@greenbergglusker.com) or me (lmessenger@robinskaplan.com) directly.

Stay safe.

Lucas Messenger 


During this unprecedented time where we are spending most (or all) of our time at home in order to protect our community, the Century City Bar Association board members have found some great take-out and delivery options to keep the stay at home menu interesting and delicious!  And to support some of our local restaurants, we thought we would share some of our favorites!

Blackbird Pizza ShopFairfax/West Hollywood


CCBA board member Rachelle Cohen has enjoyed the Chicago-style pizza from Blackbird Pizza Shop as an indulgent and heartwarming meal.

ClementineCentury City/Beverly Hills


The Century City Bar Association board members are accustomed to enjoying great sandwiches, salad, and cookies from Clementine during their monthly meetings.  And with both pick-up and delivery options, you, too, can enjoy there delicious food at home.  

Felix TrattoriaVenice


If you are in the mood for homemade pasta, Felix has you covered.  With both take away and delivery, enjoy some of their “Pasta Fresca Kits for 2.”  CCBA Board member Brett Taylor recommends the “Rigatoni Cacio e Pepe Kit”.

Primo Passo Coffee Co.Santa Monica


CCBA board member Ashley Bowman enjoys Primo Passo Coffee Co. on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.  It is great for curbside coffee, and Ashley thinks it has the best espresso in Santa Monica.  The baristas are still preparing the full drink menu (and snack menu) for take-away, and they’re enforcing social distancing best practices for employees and folks waiting for their drinks.

Maple BlockCulver City


CCBA board member Camilla Chan enjoys Maple Block in Culver City.  They have delicious barbecue, and their biscuits are amazing.  Maple Blocks does both delivery and curbside pick-up. 

Mastro’sBeverly Hills

If you are celebrating a special occasion during this time, Mastro’s is a great option to treat yourself with both pick-up and delivery menus.  Whether you want a delivered already prepared steak, or if you want to try to cook it yourself at home with one of Mastro’s “Dine at Home Steak Kits,” Mastro’s will not disappoint.  CCBA Board Member Brett Taylor suggests not skipping dessert and trying their butter cake to go.

Pitfire PizzaWest Los Angeles, Mar Vista/Venice, Costa Mesa, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena, Westlake Village, and North Hollywood 


Pitfire Pizza is open for lunch and dinner for take away, pickup and delivery.  In addition to their normal menu of great pizzas, pastas, and salads, Pitfire’s “Provisions” menu has some fun options such as the “Kids Pizza Making Kit.”  And if you are running out of some essentials, their “rescue kit” has 2 cloth face masks, 2 rolls of toilet paper, 1 bottle of hand sanitizer, and 1 pack of sanitizer wipes.   

The Semi-TropicSilver Lake/Echo Park


The Semi-Tropic is a neighborhood favorite in the Silver Lake/Echo Park area and was started by recovering attorneys.  Like other small restaurant owners in our community, the owners have been doing what they can to adapt to the times and weather the storm. Their efforts include selling some delicious food and cocktails to-go if anyone lives in the area and is looking for good take out options. They are also offering a generous 50% discount on the bar’s wine inventory. CCBA board member Michael Seiden purchased some bottles a few weeks ago and was definitely impressed by the quality.

Tangaroa Fish Market & Raw BarCulver City


If you are in the mood for some seafood, Tangaroa’s fresh and frozen market is still open.  You can order some fresh seafood to cook at home, or enjoy already prepared fish tacos, ceviche, or even oysters shucked on the ½ shell.