February 28, 2020


Presiding Judge: Hon. Jonathan E. Karesh
Assistant Presiding Judge: Hon. Leland Davis, III
Court Executive Officer: Neal I Taniguchi

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Posted October 3, 2019

Posted February 10, 2020


CIVIL LAW & MOTION CALENDAR times are changing starting Monday, March 2, 2020, so that hearings on motions will now be in the afternoon at 1:30 p.m., and ex parte appearances will now be in the morning at 10:00 a.m. The times for the Presiding Judge's Law & Motion calendar, the Probate Department calendar, and the Writs and Receivers Calendar will not change.    More Info »


Parties who intend to appear in order to contest the tentative ruling in a matter calendared for hearing in the Law & Motion Department, the Department of the Presiding Judge, or the Writs and Receivers Department now have the option of giving notice to the Court by email, rather than telephone.    More Info »

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