How to Fill Out a Case Management Statement in Sacramento
NOTE: This program only applies to unlimited cases in Sacramento. Limited cases use a different program. See our "Limited Civil Case Status Memorandum" guide for more information and instructions.
The Sacramento County Superior Court's Case Management Program is designed to secure the fair, timely, and efficient disposition of civil cases in a fair, practical, and flexible manner. Cal. Rules of Court 3.700. To that end, the parties in all unlimited civil cases (amount demanded exceeds $25,000), whether represented by counsel or by themselves (in Pro Per), are required to file a Case Management Statement (CM-110) approximately six months after the complaint is filed. A free instructional video on how to prepare your Case Management Statement (CM-110) is available on the Law Library's website at www.saclaw.org/pages/selfhelp_video.aspx.
The Court serves a Notice of Case Management Conference on all parties approximately 120 days after the complaint is filed. You are required to file a Case Management Statement (CM-110) no later than 15 calendar days before your Case Management Conference. The Court publishes Case Management Orders the day before the scheduled Case Management Conference. You may access these Tentative Rulings on the Court's website at services.saccourt.com/publicdms/search.aspx after 2:00 p.m. the day before the Case Management Conference to determine if an appearance is required. For more information on the Court's Tentative Ruling System, see http://www.saccourt.ca.gov/civil/docs/cv-190.pdf.
The Court may call for more than one Case Management Conference during the course of a lawsuit.
The Judicial Council and Local Sacramento County forms commonly used in this procedure are:
Click here to download this Guide, with step-by-step instructions, including sample forms.
 Limited civil cases (amount demanded is $25,000 or less) are excluded from the Sacramento County Superior Court's Civil Case Management program. Sacramento County Local Rule 2.21. It is the Court's expectation that parties will adhere to all timelines pursuant to established statutes, codes, and rules; however, the Court will not actively monitor limited civil case timelines. All trials on limited civil cases shall be set pursuant to the filing of a Limited Civil Case Status Memorandum (CV\E-202). When all parties have answered and/or been dismissed and the relevant documents have been processed by the Court, the case is at-issue, and a Limited Civil Case Status Memorandum (CV\E-202) shall be filed with the Court. Opposing counsel has 20 days to file a Limited Civil Case Status Memorandum (CV\E-202), marking the box "Counter Case Status Memorandum" on the form, indicating any objections. Limited Civil Case Status Memorandums shall be served on all parties or their counsel of record, unless otherwise directed by the Court. The Court may set a hearing in the Limited Civil Pretrial department to determine disputed matters. Short cause civil cases will be set for trial in Department 47 at 8:30 a.m. on Fridays. All long-cause limited civil cases will be referred to the Court's Trial Setting Process according to Rule LC-C of the Limited Civil Case Program (LC) Rules, which also address arbitration and mediation for limited civil cases.
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