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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

California Courts and judicial branch offices will be closed Monday, October 13, 2014 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. For a schedule that lists the holidays on which the California courts will be closed, please visit

The California courts will be closed in observance of the following remaining holidays in 2014:

  • Columbus Day – Monday, October 13
  • Veterans Day – Tuesday, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 27
  • Day after Thanksgiving – Friday, November 28
  • Christmas Day – Thursday, December 25

Columbus Day in the United States celebrates the anniversary of the arrival of explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas on October 12, 1492. According to the Columbus Day page on, Columbus Day became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937 and has been fixed to the second Monday in October since 1970. For more information about Columbus Day, visit

ESR Offices Open on Columbus Day

Located in California, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is a nationwide background check firm accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). ESR’s Service Organization Control SOC 2 Audit Report confirms the company meets high standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for data security, confidentiality, and privacy. ESR offices will be open on Columbus Day. To learn more, call Toll Free 888.999.4474 or visit