These local rules are intended to supplement state statutes which are principally found in the Welfare and Institutions Code. In addition they supplement the California Rules of Court relating to Juvenile Court matters (see CRC 1400 et seq.).
There are two sections to these local rules. The first includes general provisions which apply to all Juvenile Court matters. The second applies to dependency proceedings (Welfare and Institutions Code Section 300, et cetera).
To the extent that any of these rules conflicts with either state statute or Rule of Court, the local rule is of no legal effect.
These rules cover Juvenile Court law, but not Juvenile traffic hearings or traffic hearing appeals.
These rules adopt the rules of construction and the severability clause in CRC 1400 (c) and (d).