Next Monday is another state court holiday, so don't forget to add a day to all your oppositions due this week. For future reference, here is a list of the California codes regarding dates to perform acts when the date falls on or after a court holiday.
- Code of Civil Procedure § 135. Judicial holidays; alternate day of observance from Saturday or Sunday
Every full day designated as a holiday by Section 6700 of the Government Code, including that Thursday of November declared by the President to be Thanksgiving Day, is a judicial holiday, except September 9, known as "Admission Day," and any other day appointed by the President, but not by the Governor, for a public fast, thanksgiving, or holiday. If a judicial holiday falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the Judicial Council may designate an alternative day for observance of the holiday. Every Saturday and the day after Thanksgiving Day is a judicial holiday. Officers and employees of the courts shall observe only the judicial holidays established pursuant to this section.
- Government Code § 6700. State holidays; memorandum of understanding
The holidays in this state are:
(a) Every Sunday.
(b) January 1st.
(c) The third Monday in January, known as "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day."
(d) February 12th, known as "Lincoln Day."
(e) The third Monday in February.
(f) March 31st known as "Cesar Chavez Day."
(g) The last Monday in May.
(h) July 4th.
(i) The first Monday in September.
(j) September 9th, known as "Admission Day."
(k) The second Monday in October, known as "Columbus Day."
(l) November 11th, known as "Veterans Day."
(m) December 25th.
(n) Good Friday from 12 noon until 3 p.m.
(o) Every day appointed by the President or Governor for a public fast, thanksgiving, or holiday.
Except for the Thursday in November appointed as Thanksgiving Day, this subdivision and subdivisions (c) and (f) shall not apply to a city, county, or district unless made applicable by charter, or by ordinance or resolution of the governing body thereof.
If the provisions of this section are in conflict with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 3560) of Division 4 of Title 1, the memorandum of understanding shall be controlling without further legislative action, except that if those provisions of a memorandum of understanding require the expenditure of funds, the provisions shall not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act.
- Code of Civil Procedure § 12. Computation of time
COMPUTATION OF TIME. The time in which any act provided by law is to be done is computed by excluding the first day, and including the last, unless the last day is a holiday, and then it is also excluded.
- Code of Civil Procedure § 12a. Computation of time; holidays; application of section
(a) If the last day for the performance of any act provided or required by law to be performed within a specified period of time is a holiday, then that period is hereby extended to and including the next day that is not a holiday. For purposes of this section, "holiday" means all day on Saturdays, all holidays specified in Section 135 and, to the extent provided in Section 12b, all days that by terms of Section 12b are required to be considered as holidays.
(b) This section applies to Sections 659, 659a, and 921, and to all other provisions of law providing or requiring an act to be performed on a particular day or within a specified period of time, whether expressed in this or any other code or statute, ordinance, rule, or regulation.
- Code of Civil Procedure § 12b. Computation of time; day on which public office closed considered holiday
If any city, county, state, or public office, other than a branch office, is closed for the whole of any day, insofar as the business of that office is concerned, that day shall be considered as a holiday for the purposes of computing time under Sections 12 and 12a.
- Code of Civil Procedure § 13. Holidays; postponing performance
CERTAIN ACTS NOT TO BE DONE ON HOLIDAYS. Whenever any act of a secular nature, other than a work of necessity or mercy, is appointed by law or contract to be performed upon a particular day, which day falls upon a holiday, such act may be performed upon the next business day with the same effect as if it had been performed upon the day appointed.
- Code of Civil Procedure § 13a.. Special holidays; optional performance or postponement
Any act required by law to be performed on a particular day or within a specified period of time may be performed (but is not hereby required to be performed) on a special holiday as that term is used in Section 6705 of the Government Code, with like effect as if performed on a day which is not a holiday.
Any act required by law to be performed on a particular day or within a specified period may be performed (but is not hereby required to be performed) on a Saturday, with like effect as if performed on a day which is not a holiday.
Regrettably, we owe someone attribution for this list, but as it was passed on to us, it was without attribution. We're passing it along anyway, because one of our opposing counsel, and you know who you are, just can't keep these rules straight.