May 25, 2018

Tentative Rulings

Civil | Civil Settlement Conference | Family Law | Family Law Settlement Conference | Guardianship | Probate
  • All Tentative Rulings may be accessed from the Courts web site. You may also call the Alternate number listed for information regarding tentative rulings, scheduling and procedures for calendaring.
  • Tentative Ruling Pre – Recorded Line: (707) 521-6881

Civil

CIVIL MATTERS - Tentative Ruling Pre – Recorded Line: (707) 521-6881

  • Civil Tentative Rulings are provided for:
    • Civil Collection Cases ext. 2
    • Civil Case Management Calendar ext. 4
    • Civil Law and Motion ext. 3
    • Civil Order to Show Cause ext. 5
  • Civil Law and Motion Tentative Rulings are usually available the day before the hearing after 2:00 PM
  • Civil Order to show Cause Tentative Rulings are usually available two days before the hearing after 2:00 PM
  • Civil CMC and Collection CMC Tentative Rulings are usually available three days before the hearing after 2:00 PM
  • If the tentative ruling is accepted, no appearance is necessary unless otherwise indicated.
  • Oral Argument - If you wish to be heard in response to the tentative ruling, you must call the department (as listed below) and leave a brief message that includes the case name and number and the party requesting argument. Any interested party who wishes to be heard in opposition must also notify all other parties of your intent to appear, or the attorney for all other parties of your intent to appear. Both notifications must be completed no later than 4:00 PM on the court day immediately preceding the day of the hearing.
  • Unless notification has been given as provided above, the tentative rulings shall become the rulings of the court on the day of the hearing.
  • Parties in small claims cases and motions for claims of exemption are exempt from this requirement
     
  • No Tentative Rulings provided for:

 

The following paragraph refers to Civil Law & Motion:
In order for the research attorney and judge to have adequate time to prep for your L&M matter, please comply with SCR 5.2E by delivering on the date of filing courtesy copies (need not be file-endorsed) to the chambers of the moving papers, reply or opposition.

Dropping a Civil Law & Motion Matter:
If a matter scheduled for the Law and Motion calendar settles or is dismissed, the moving party is responsible for notifying the Judicial Assistant in the department to which you are assigned.

Judge Patrick Broderick – Courtroom 16

Empire Annex – 3035 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 200
(707) 521-6729

Judge Arthur A. Wick – Courtroom 17

Empire Annex – 3035 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 200
(707) 521-6725

Collections Case Management Conference Calendar – Courtroom 17

Empire Annex – 3035 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 200
(707) 521-6725

Judge Rene Auguste Chouteau – Courtroom 18

Civil and Family Law Courthouse – 3055 Cleveland Avenue
(707) 521-6730

Judge Allan D. Hardcastle – Courtroom 19

Civil and Family Law Courthouse – 3055 Cleveland Avenue
(707) 521-6730

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Civil Settlement Conference

Coordinator: Missy Lemley, Dept 17 CFC 521-6729

 

Settlement Conference Statements shall be lodged with the Settlement Conference Coordinators no later than five (5) court days prior to the hearing. Failure to comply may result in monetary sanctions being imposed of not less than $250.00. It is the responsibility of the parties to coordinate delivery of late statements directly to the pro tems.

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Family Law

FAMILY LAW MATTERS - Tentative Ruling Pre – Recorded Line:

  • Family Law Tentative Rulings are provided for:
    • Family Law - Law & Motion
    • Domestic Violence & Ex Parte Results

 

Family Law Calendars: (707) 521-6500 ext. 4 then ext. 2 – Operator available 8:00 AM to Noon

The following paragraph refers to the Law & Motion Tentative rulings for Family Law:

Tentative rulings will become the ruling of the Court unless a party desires to be heard. If you desire to appear and present oral argument as to any motion, or REQUEST A COURT REPORTER, it will be necessary that you contact the judge's office by telephone at the number indicated below, no later than 4:00 PM on the day before the hearing. Any party requesting an appearance must notify all other opposing parties of their intent to appear.

Commissioner Becky Rasmason – Courtroom 20

(707) 521-6732

Judge Robert S. Boyd – Courtroom 21

(707) 521-6732

Judge James Bertoli – Courtroom 22

(707) 521-6723

Judge Shelly J. Averill – Courtroom 23

(707) 521-6723

Domestic Violence & Ex Parte Results

 

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Family Law Settlement Conference

Coordinators: Jean Coyston & Ana Topete 521-6732 & 521-6723
3055 Cleveland Avenue, 2nd floor chambers

Effective January 1, 2013

Please Note: The ORIGINAL Family Law Settlement Conference Statement shall be submitted to the Family Law Clerk's Office to be received. The cases will be assigned to a panelist by the settlement conference coordinator.  Please check with the coordinator for assignments.

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Guardianship

The following paragraph refers to Tentative rulings for the Guardianship Calendar.

Pursuant to Local Rule 6.2 F.3, the tentative ruling shall become the ruling of the Court at the call of the Guardianship Calendar. If the tentative ruling is accepted, no appearance is necessary unless otherwise indicated.

(707) 521-6881

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Probate

  • Probate Calendar: Probate matters requiring notice to be placed on the calendar must be filed by 4:00 PM on Tuesday three weeks prior to the assigned hearing date.

PROBATE MATTERS - Tentative Ruling Pre – Recorded Line: (707) 521-6881 ext. 1

The following refers to Tentative rulings for the regular Probate Calendar.
  • Probate Tentative Rulings and Limited Conservatorship Tentative Rulings are usually available the day before the hearing after 11:00 AM.
  • If the tentative ruling is accepted, no appearance is necessary unless otherwise indicated.
  • Oral Argument - If you wish to be heard in response to the tentative ruling, you must call (707)521-6893 and leave a brief message that includes the case name and number and the party requesting argument. Any interested party who wishes to be heard in opposition to a petition must also notify all other parties of your intent to appear, or the attorney for all other parties of your intent to appear. Both notifications must be completed no later than 4:00 PM on the court day immediately preceding the day of the hearing.
  • Unless notification has been given as provided above, the tentative rulings shall become the rulings of the court at 10:45 a.m. on the day of the hearing.
  • Probate Tentative Rulings are provided for:
    • Regular Probate Calendar
    • Limited Conservatorship Calendar

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No Tentative Rulings provided for:

CRIMINAL MATTERS

  • Criminal Calendar Information: No Tentative Rulings provided (707) 521-6500 ext. 3 then ext. 5 – Operator available 8:00 AM to Noon

JUVENILE MATTERS

  • JUVENILE DELINQUENCY INFORMATION: (707) 521-6700
  • JUVENILE DEPENDENCY INFORMATION: (707) 521-6770

 

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