CIVIL LAWSUIT NOTICE
Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara CASE NUMBER:
191 North First St., San José, CA 95113
PLAINTIFF (the person suing): Within 60 days after filing the lawsuit, you must serve each Defendant with the Complaint,
Summons, an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Information Sheet, and a copy of this Civil Lawsuit Notice, and you must file
written proof of such service.
RULES AND FORMS: You must follow the California Rules of Court and the Superior Court of California, County of
<_CountyName_> Local Civil Rules and use proper forms. You can obtain legal information, view the rules and receive forms, free
of charge, from the Self-Help Center at 201 North First Street, San José (408-882-2900 x-2926).
State Rules and Judicial Council Forms: www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms and www.courtinfo.ca.gov/rules
Local Rules and Forms: http://www.sccsuperiorcourt.org/civil/rule1toc.htm
CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE (CMC): You must meet with the other parties and discuss the case, in person or by
telephone at least 30 calendar days before the CMC. You must also fill out, file and serve a Case Management Statement
(Judicial Council form CM-110) at least 15 calendar days before the CMC.
You or your attorney must appear at the CMC. You may ask to appear by telephone – see Local Civil Rule 8.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR): If all parties have appeared and filed a completed ADR Stipulation Form (local
form CV-5008) at least 15 days before the CMC, the Court will cancel the CMC and mail notice of an ADR Status Conference.
Visit the Court’s website at
www.sccsuperiorcourt.org/civil/ADR/ or call the ADR Administrator (408-882-2100 x-2530) for a list of
ADR providers and their qualifications, services, and fees.
WARNING: Sanctions may be imposed if you do not follow the California Rules of Court or the Local Rules of Court.
Your Case Management Judge is: Department:
CMC is scheduled for: (Completed by Clerk of Court)
Date: Time: in Department:
The next CMC is scheduled for: (Completed by party if the 1
CMC was continued or has passed)
Date: Time: in Department:
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DEFENDANT (The person sued): You must do each of the following to protect your rights:
1. You must file a written response to the Complaint, using the proper legal form or format, in the Clerk’s Office of the
Court, within 30 days of the date you were served with the Summons and Complaint;
2. You must serve by mail a copy of your written response on the Plaintiff’s attorney or on the Plaintiff if Plaintiff has no
(to “serve by mail” means to have an adult other than yourself mail a copy); and
3. You must attend the first Case Management Conference.
Warning: If you, as the Defendant, do not follow these instructions, you may automatically lose this case.
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