Can you share some Los Angeles probate case numbers?

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I am visiting the courts directly rather than subscribing to a service, and in other counties I ask for the most recent case number and work backwards.  However, in Los Angeles the case number formats for certain courts were apparently changed at some point in 2013 and the old case numbering system no longer works for tracking newly filed cases.

So for those of you that subscribe, can anyone share one case number for Los Angeles probate, 2014 or later case, that starts in each of the following letters?  It does not matter at all what the case is, I am just trying to figure out the number system







Thanks so much!


If you enter the downtown LA Superior courthouse from the South entrance, you'll find the desk where new cased are filed. You should be able to find a "starter" case number. 

Or, buy one of the legal papers such as The Daily Journal (their courthouse rep is named Arnie) or the Long Beach Reporter (which I now receive a free subscription, for some reason). You can also find a starter via California Newspaper Service Bureau or Bond Services (rep is Bruce Sussin). 

The courthouse community is, in actuality, very small. 

@Rick Harmon I took a look at the rate for The Daily Journal.  Looks like about 60 to 80 dollars per month for subscription.  Is this or the other services you mentioned the best way to get new probate leads besides going to the courthouse myself?

P.S.  How is your Probate course coming along?  If you would like a proof reader or beta tester from a novice perspective, I'm all in!!

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