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Court News & Notices
12/29/2021 - Local Rules Effective January 2022
12/28/21 - In Observance of New Year's Day, the Superior Court of Sonoma County will be closed on Friday, December 31, 2021
12/20/2021 - In Observance of Christmas, the Superior Court of Sonoma County will be closed on Friday, December 24, 2021.
11/15/2021 - Notice of Nonavailability of Court Reporters
10/4/2021 - Public Notice: Temporary Closure Empire Annex
10/1/2021 - Invitation to Comment on Proposed Amendments to Local Rules Effective January 2022
10/1/2021 - Summary of Proposed Changes to Local Rules - Effective January 2022
8/19/2021- Public Notice: Judicial Council Allocations to Trial Courts for Fiscal Year 2021-2022
4/2/2021- July 2021 Notice of Revisions to the Uniform Local Rules of Court
4/2/2021- Clerks Notice Proposed Rules Forms Changes
3/1/2021- Notice: Mandatory Civil Settlement Conference Progam
2/24/2021- Restoration Of Clerks Office Business Hours
2/23/2021- AB-1950 Defendant-Misdemeanor Petition Response and Order
1/19/2021- Clerk's Notice Re: Odyssey Guide and File
12/31/2020 - Notice from the Clerk of the Court re: Change in Location for filing of Petitions for Name and Gender Change Effective Jan 1, 2021
11/10/2020 - Emergency Bail Schedule
10/30/2020 - Bail Schedule Adopted and Filed October 30, 2020
10/7/2020 - Clerks' Notice Re Unlawful Detainer Filings
10/3/2020 - Clerk’s Notice of Proposed Changes to the Local Rules Effective January 1, 2021—Invitation to Comment
8/26/2020 - Bail Schedule Adopted and Filed August 26, 2020
8/14/2020 - Notice of 2020 - 21 Trial Court Allocations
6/19/2020 - Emergency Bail Schedule Updated June 19, 2020
8/1/2019 - Grant - Pretrial Program Funding
Judge Wick Temporary Appointment to First District Court of Appeals
6/10/2019 - Family Law Facilitator Expanded Hours
5/17/2019 - Civil Family Courthouse Public Lactation Room
3/27/2019 - Change in Ex Parte Review Days
1/1/2019 - Temporary Emergency Gun Violence Restraining Orders(GVRO) AB 2526
3/1/2019 - Court Adopts Electronic Process For Law Enforcement During Daytime Court Business Hours
1/2/2019 - Notice of Reassignments to All Parties
(Effective January 2, 2019)
6/18/2018 - Notice of 18-19 Trial Court Allocations
5/10/2018 - Court Reporter Fees For Civil Cases (Eff, 05/10/2018)
6/30/2017 - Notice of Unauthorized Calls and Jury Scam
Why Does Sonoma Superior Court Need A New Criminal Courthouse?
Grand Jury Information
All persons seeking entry to the second floor of the Hall of Justice, the Court Annexes, the Juvenile Court facility and Family Court Services must first pass through the security checkpoint to be screened for weapons or sharp objects.
ORDERS, NOTICES & PRESS RELEASES
01/03/2022 - Order of the Presiding Judge
11/1/2021 - Clerk's Notice: The Civil Clerk's Office will return to the Hall of Justice effective Tuesday, November 2, 2021
7/29/2021 - General Order Re: Modification and Extension of Self-Surrender Date at the Sonoma County Detention facilities for Defendants ordered to report to the Jail from July 30, 2021 through September 10, 2021
7/19/2021 - Press Release Dedicated Probate Department
7/02/2021 -Judge Nancy Case Shaffer to Retire
6/14/2021 - Order of the Presiding Judge Regarding COVID-19
3/30/2021 Press Release Judge Troye Shaffer
1/12/2021 Standing Order Re: Small Claims Trials
11/13/2020 - Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, the Juvenile Justice Center will re-open to the public after being evacuated on September 28, 2020 as a result of the Glass fire. All matters calendared in Departments 24 and 25 will be heard in Courtrooms 24 and 25.
11/12/2020 - Courtroom Proceedings
10/15/2020 - Juror Advisement
9/28/2020 - Emergency Court Closures
7/01/2020 - Press Release: Pretrial Pilot Program Launch
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PRESIDING JUDGE, BRAD DEMEO
The Sonoma County Superior Court is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community while performing our constitutional duties!
June 4, 2020
We at the Sonoma County Superior Court are mindful of the health and safety of all persons at our courthouses. We continue to balance our duty to provide a place of justice with the very real threat to our health posed by the COVID-19 virus. We have sought and received guidance from Sonoma County Public Health and the Public Health Officer. We have relied on the expertise and experience of those who know more about the COVID-19 virus than we do. We will continue to follow the orders, directions and guidelines from these experts for the safety and welfare of our employees, judicial officers and those who must come to our courthouses.
Message from the Presiding Judge, Brad Demeo
Sonoma County Superior Court is increasing court services and operation
June 1, 2020
It is time for the Sonoma County Superior Court to expand services. Our experience in the last two months has reminded us that our courts provide essential services to the people of Sonoma County. From custody orders impacting the lives of small children to the constitutional rights of litigants in all areas of the law, we impact thousands of lives every day. We take great pride in our work. Every person employed by the Superior Court of Sonoma County performs valuable duties as a part of our team. We are required to continue our services to those who need us most in the face of adversity. Even with partial operations, we continue to have an impact on the lives of thousands. As we expand services to the public, we will ensure a safe, healthy, and clean working environment for our employees, our judicial officers, and all persons in and around the courthouses. Only people with matters before the court or required to be present will be permitted to enter the courthouses at this time to comply with the requirements of the public health orders. When you come to court, you are required to observe the CDC's health guidelines and Governor and the local Public Health Officer's orders during the shelter in place. All persons entering any of our courthouses are required to wear a face-covering and maintain six-foot social distancing at all times. Gathering in groups, leaving designated areas without permission, and close personal contact is prohibited in and around the courthouses. Instructions and messages will be posted throughout the courthouses with these and other rules, included. Any violation of these rules may result in removal from the premises at the discretion of the court administration or a judicial officer. Please anticipate delays in processing filings, calendars, and other matters each day. We ask for your patience and understanding as we progress into the new normal in Sonoma County.
Be well, and welcome back to the courthouse!
6/19/2020 - Emergency Bail Schedule - Updated June 19, 2020
To view the press release, click the link above
3/16/2020 - Due to the Court Closure, all Traffic trials, Further proceedings (Adult & Juvenile). Motion hearings and Juvenile araignments have been canceled effective March 16, 2020 until further notice. Notices will be sent regarding new court dates once court operations resume.
3/16/2020 - Clerk’s Notice Regarding Jurors
Due to the Court Closure, Jury service has been deferred for all potential jurors who have been summoned to appear for jury service between March 16, 2020 until further notice.
Empaneled jurors currently assigned to a courtroom will be contacted directly regarding the status of your service.
COURT OPERATIONS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
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