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Local Rules of Court Glossary of Abbreviations

Abbreviations Used in the Local Rules of Court, by Division

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Civil -- Criminal -- Family -- Juvenile -- Probate -- General

CIVIL:

  • ADR = Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • CMC = Case Management Conference
  • CRC = California Rules of Court

CRIMINAL:

  • CCP = Code of Civil Procedure
  • FAR = Felony Advanced Resolution
  • MTC = Master Trial Calendar
  • NCR = Narcotics Case Review

FAMILY:

  • APJ = All-Purpose Judge
  • CASA = Court Appointed Child Advocate
  • CLETS = California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (a Protective Order in Criminal Proceeding or Criminal Protective Order)
  • CMC = Case Management Conference
  • CP = Custodial Parent
  • CRC = California Rules of Court
  • CSC = Custody Settlement Conference
  • DCSS = Department of Child Support Services
  • ENE = Early Neutral Evaluation
  • EPRO = Emergency Protective Restraining Order
  • FC = Family Code
  • FCS = Family Court Services
  • FCSO = Family Court Settlement Officer
  • JCC = Judicial Custody Conference
  • MSC = Mandatory Settlement Conference
  • NCP = Non-Custodial Parent
  • OSC = Order to Show Cause
  • SOC = Settlement Officer Conference
  • TRO = Temporary Restraining Order
  • UFC = Unified Family Court
  • UIFSA = Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

JUVENILE:

  • APD = Adult Probation Department
  • APO = Adult Probation Officer
  • CASA = Court Appointed Child Advocate
  • CDCA = Court Designated Child Advocate
  • CLETS = California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (a Protective Order in Criminal Proceeding or Criminal Protective Order)
  • DFCS = Department of Family and Children’s Services
  • DOB = Date of Birth
  • FCS = Family Court Services
  • JPD = Juvenile Probation Department
  • MCLE = Minimum Continuing Legal Education
  • PCI = Probate Court Investigator
  • USC = United States Code
  • VOMP = Victim-Offender Mediation Program
  • W&I = Welfare and Institutions Code

PROBATE:

  • CCR = California Code of Regulations
  • CPS = Child Protective Services
  • GSC = Guardianship Settlement Conference
  • HIPAA = Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • IAEA = Independent Administration of Estate Act
  • LPS = Lanterman-Petris-Short
  • PPC = Private Professional Conservator
  • UCCJEA = Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

GENERAL:

  • PIO = Public Information Officer
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