PARTIES INTENDING TO APPEAR AND CONTEST A TENTATIVE RULING ON THE LAW AND MOTION CALENDAR MUST CALL (650) 261-5019 TO NOTIFY THE COURT OF SUCH INTENT BEFORE 4:00 P.M. ON THE FIRST COURT DATE PRECEDING THE HEARING. You must also give notice before 4:00 p.m. to all parties of your intent to appear pursuant to California Rules of Court 3.1308(a)(1). Your hearing time will be noted on the tentative ruling, as well as by case number via Open Access.
View the Law & Motion Department Tentative Rulings
- Law & Motion Department Tentative Rulings are retained on this site for 5 calendar days.
- Rulings are displayed by the day of the week of the scheduled hearing via the links below.
Please Note: The California Rule of Court, rule 3.1308 was amended on January 1, 2007 and the Superior Court, County of San Mateo's Local Rule of Court, rule 3.10 was amended on July 1, 2007.
As stated in California Rule of Court No. 3.1308 and Local Rule of Court 3.10, parties satisfied with the tentative ruling need not appear at the scheduled hearing. Parties intending to appear and contest the tentative ruling must notify both the court and opposing counsel of such intent by 4:00 p.m. on the first court date preceding the hearing. To state to the court your intent to appear on the matter call the phone number for the department listed on your tentative ruling notice.
Unless the court and opposing counsel have been notified of such intent, the tentative ruling shall become the ruling of the Court without oral argument.
You must appear at the hearing if you are so directed by the court in the tentative ruling and be prepared to address those issues set forth by the court in that ruling.
Law & Motion Calendar Availability: View near real time Law and Motion calendar availability.
CourtCall: If an appearance is required or if a party has provided timely notice of intent to appear, any party may appear telephonically through CourtCall. To do so, you must contact CourtCall at (888) 882-6878 no later than 4:30 p.m. on the court day prior to the hearing. Please visit their website for more information.
Telephonic Appearances: Please see California Rule of Court No. 3.670.