Open Court Records

(Complete legal authorities and analysis in The CalAware Guide to Public Records and Private Information in California)

Civil Proceedings/California Courts

Constitutional Presumption of Access
Common Law Presumption of Access

Statutory Exceptions

 Application for Waiver of Court Fees and Costs
Address of Parent in Sole Custody Application
Child Custody Evaluators’ Reports
Child Custody Mediators’ Reports
Support Enforcement and Abduction Records
Tax Returns Filed in Support Proceedings
Records of Paternity Proceedings
Paternity Case Filings re Artificial Insemination
Records of Family Conciliation Proceedings
Records of Adoption Proceedings
Records of Proceedings to Terminate Parental Rights
Identity of Alleged Molester until Corroborated
Reports on Proposed Guardianships
Reports on Proposed Conservatorships

Civil Proceedings/Federal Courts

Common Law Presumption of Access

Criminal Proceedings/California Courts

Common Law Presumption of Access

Statutory Exceptions

Indigent Defendants’ Financial Statements (Assigned Counsel)
Indigent Defendants’ Financial Statements (Public Defender)
Capital Murder Defendants’ Financial Records
Defendant-Requested Psychiatric Reports
Criminal Defendants’ Statements of Assets
Jail Inmates’ Mental Diagnostic Reports
Presentencing Mental Diagnostic Reports
Sex Crime Victims’ Identities
Jurors’ Names and Contact Information

Criminal Proceedings/Federal Courts

Constitutional Presumption of Access

Common Law Presumption of Access

Juvenile Court Proceedings/California

Dependency  Hearings Presumed Closed

Conditional Press Access

 Delinquency Hearings Presumed Closed

Access in Most Serious Criminal Cases

Juvenile Court Proceedings/Federal

Delinquency Hearings Presumed Closed

Grand Jury Proceedings

Sessions Presumed Closed/California

Records Closed or Closable

Civil Investigative Evidence Materials
Criminal Investigative Materials absent Indictment
Session Transcripts after Indictment

Sessions and Records Closed/Federal

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