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Previous Orders, Notices & Press Releases By Year

ORDERS & PRESS RELEASES

2022 Orders & Press Releases

5/20/2022 - Clerk's Notice Regarding Judicial Assignment

4/5/2022 - Temporary Judge Program

4/4/2022 - Clerk’s Notice of Proposed Rules/Forms for July 1, 2022

4/4/2022 - Notice of Proposed Revisions to Local Rules of Court Effective July 1, 2022

3/29/2022 - The Court Deploys New QMATIC Customer Management System

02/07/2022 - Clerk's Notice regarding Remote Appearances

01/24/2022 - Order of the Presiding Judge

01/05/2022 - Press Release: Sonoma County Superior Court Continues some Jury Trials amid COVID-19 Surge

01/03/2022 - Order of the Presiding Judge

2021 Orders & Press Releases

12/29/2021 - Sonoma County Superior Court New Judge Karlene M.Navarro

12/16/2021 - North Bay Trial Courts Announce Judicial Mentor Program

11/1/2021 - Clerk's Notice: The Civil Clerk's Office will return to the Hall of Justice effective Tuesday, November 2, 2021

10/26/2021 - Order of the Presiding Judge concerning COVID-19 matters

10/8/2021 - Justice Partner Joint Statement Regarding Public Safety in the Sonoma County Courts

10/1/2021 - Sonoma County Superior Court Appoints Laura Passaglia as New Court Commissioner 

8/23/2021 - Press Release: All Sonoma County Superior Court Employees will be required to get Vaccinated under new Mandatory Policy

8/2/2021 - Order of the Presiding Judge concerning COVID-19 matters

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

7/16/2021 - Order of the Presiding Judge concerning COVID-19 matters

7/16/2021  - Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma e-Filing Training (Friday July 30, 2021)

7/02/2021  - Groundbreaking for new Hall of Justice in Sonoma County

7/02/2021 -Judge Nancy Case Shaffer to Retire

6/14/2021 - Order of the Presiding Judge Regarding COVID-19

6/4/2021 - Order of the Presiding Judge Affecting Family Law Division Operations Effective June 21, 2021

5/26/2021 - Order of the Presiding Judge Regarding COVID-19 Emergency Orders and General Orders

4/19/2021 - Public Notice: Pacific Gas and Electric Company First Appearance Hearing

4/1/2021 - Notice: Judicial Council of California Civil Case Coordination Proceeding 5157 Kincade Fires

3/30/2021 Press Release Judge Troye Shaffer

1/26/2021 General Order RE: Implementation Of Emergency Relief

1/12/2021 Standing Order Re: Small Claims Trials

2020 Orders & Press Releases

12/23/2020 Amended Order of the Presiding Judge re: First Appearances by Remote Technology and Domestic Violence Calendar Changes

12/14/2020 Sonoma County Superior Court makes operations adjustment in response to the County’s adoption of the California Department of Health stay home order

12/14/2020 Order of the Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court Regarding First Appearances by Remote Technology

12/10/2020 Order of the Presiding Judge Re: First Appearances by Remote Technology and Domestic Violence Calendar Changes

12/01/2020   General Order Regarding Implementation of Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code Section 68115

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

9/29/2020 - General Order Extending Criminal Jury Trials through October 31, 2020

9/28/2020 - General Order Regarding Implementation of Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code Section 68115

9/28/2020 - Emergency Court Closures

9/18/2020 - Order To Continue All Pending Small Claims Matters

8/28/2020 - General Order Regarding Implementation of Emergency Relief

8/19/2020 - Order To Continue All Pending Small Claims Matters

8/13/2020 - Notice from the Clerk of the Court regarding Probate Examiner Notes

7/29/2020 - General Order Extending Criminal Jury Trials through August 31, 2020

7/10/2020 - Notice from the Clerk of the Court regarding Criminal Calendars returning to Home Departments

7/01/2020Press Release: Pretrial Pilot Program Launch

8/19/2020 - Order To Continue All Pending Small Claims Matters

6/26/2020 - Further Court orders and clarification of Rules of Entry for Sonoma County Courthouses

6/19/2020 - Emergency Bail Schedule - Updated June 19, 2020

6/8/2020 - Order Vacating Order to Cease Transport of Inmates to Any Sonoma County Superior Courtroom

6/5/2020 - General Order Re: Implementation of Emergency Relief Extending Time Period for Holding Criminal Trials

STATEMENT  FROM
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!

6/3/2020 - Order to Cease Transport of Inmates to Any Sonoma County Superior Courtroom

6/1/2020 - 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 May 30, 2020 through July 31, 2020

5/27/2020 - Addendum to First Amended Omnibus Order of the Presiding Judge

4/28/2020 - First Amended Omnibus General Order of the Presiding Judge Re Court Operations

4/20/2020 - Addendum to the April 15, 2020, General Order Regarding the Implementation of Emergency Relief

4/17/2020 - Temporary Emergency Rule 12: Attorneys Required to Serve and Accept Papers by Electronic Services When Requested To Do So

4/16/2020 - Omnibus General Order of the Presiding Judge Re Court Operations

4/15/2020 - General Order Regarding the Further Implementation of Emergency Relief Filed on April 15, 2020

4/15/2020 - Third Amended Order Rescheduling Department 18 Matters

4/14/2020 - Second Amended Order Regarding the Expiration of Probate Letters and Rescheduling Department 18 Matters

4/13/2020 - Second Amended General Order Regarding the Rescheduling of Criminal Matters

4/10/2020 - Second Amended Emergency Adoption of a Temporary Bail Schedule

4/9/2020 - General Order Regarding the Modification and Extension of Self-Surrender Date

4/7/2020 - Amended Emergency Adoption of a Temporary Bail Schedule

4/3/2020 - Emergency Adoption of a Temporary Emergency Bail Schedule

4/3/2020 - Presiding Judge's Order Closing Sonoma County Courts to the Public Through May 3, 2020

4/2/2020 - Amended General order Regarding the Rescheduling of Criminal Matters

4/1/2020 - Second Amended Order of the Presiding Judge Regarding Criminal Matters, Civil and Probate, Family Law Matters, and General Order for Video Appearances

4/1/2020 - General Order Regarding Implementation of Emergency Relief filed on April 1, 2020

3/27/2020 - General Orders of the Presiding Judge Extending Implementation of Emergency Relief

3/24/2020Order Amending the General Order of Presiding Judge Regarding Criminal Matters, Jury Trials, Civil and Probate, and Family Law Matters

3/24/2020 - Order Amending the General Order Regarding the Rescheduling of Criminal Matters

3/23/2020 - General Order Postponing and Resetting Time for Small Claims Matters

3/23/2020 - General Order RE: Requests Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 10.500

3/23/2020 - Chief Justice’s Statewide Order Regarding the Suspension of Jury Trials, the Extension of Time Periods, and Proposed Rules

3/18/2020 - Order RE Extension of Probate Letters

3/18/2020 - Supplemental Order to General Order Regarding Implementation of Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code Section 68115

3/17/2020 - General Order Regarding Rescheduling of Department 18 Matters

3/17/2020 - General Order Regarding the Extension of Time for Expiration of Civil Harassment Restraining Orders

3/16/2020 - General Order of Presiding Judge Regarding Criminal Matters, Jury Trials, Civil and Probate, and Family Law Matters

3/16/2020 - General Order Regarding the Rescheduling of Criminal Matters

3/16/2020 - General Order Regarding Implementation of Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code Section 68115

3/16/2020 - Notice from the Clerk of the Court regarding COVID-19 Local Emergency

3/16/2020 - PRESS RELEASE - Sonoma County Superior Court Closure due to COVID-19 Local Emergency

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.

News & Notices

2022 News & Notices

**No news or notices for 2022**

2021 News & Notices

12/29/2021Local Rules Effective January 2022
11/15/2021Notice 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

2020 News & Notices

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

 

10/7/2020Clerks' Notice Re Unlawful Detainer Filings
10/3/2020Clerk’s Notice of Proposed Changes to the Local Rules Effective January 1, 2021—Invitation to Comment
8/26/2020Bail Schedule Adopted and Filed August 26, 2020
8/14/2020 - Notice of 2020 - 21 Trial Court Allocations
6/19/2020Emergency Bail Schedule Updated June 19, 2020

2019 News & Notices

2018 News & Notices

6/18/2018Notice of 18-19 Trial Court Allocations

5/10/2018Court Reporter Fees For Civil Cases (Eff, 05/10/2018)

6/30/2017Notice of Unauthorized Calls and Jury Scam
Why Does Sonoma Superior Court Need A New Criminal Courthouse?

1/1/2019Holiday Schedule
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