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Happy MLK Day 2018! Today IS a Court Holiday (FYI)…

Happy Monday, dear readers, and happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of every January and is a state holiday (at least in California), so, aside from whatever personal observance we might plan, California Rules of Court 1.10, any due date or deadline from today is extended until the next working day, or tomorrow, January 16, 2018.

Now, bear in mind, dear readers, although the courts may be closed today, a lot of folks are still going to be in the office.  I know of some depositions set to go forward today and plenty of employers who are not giving their employees the day off.

For that reason, it’s always important to rely on the official court holiday list to determine if the last day to take a particular action (file an appeal, file an answer, request a panel, etc.) must be done on that day.

For example, did you work on December 31, 2017?  Well, it’s not a holiday according to the courts – only New Year’s Day is (January 1, 2018).

Whenever there seems to be a split in your social and professional circles about whether something is a holiday or not, your humble blogger respectfully suggests you confer with the court calendar to make sure you really do have the day off!

In any case, happy Martin Luther King Jr. day!

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