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Probate Calendar – ESTATES
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
Hon. Jennifer V. Dollard - Courtroom 18 via Zoom
PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the Order of the Presiding Judge, a party or representative of a party may appear personally in Courtroom 18 or may appear remotely through Zoom. Social distancing among members of the public is no longer required and capacity shall be the normal courtroom capacity.
Masks are required at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Compliant mask coverings do not include; 1) neck gaiters; 2) masks with valves or other holes; 3) bandanas; or 4) face shields. This order applies to all interior spaces of the courthouse. CourtCall is not permitted for this calendar.
Probate Matters Will be Heard as Follows:
If the tentative ruling does not require appearances, and is accepted, no appearance is necessary.
The 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, YOU MUST NOTIFY Judge Dollard’s Judicial Assistant by telephone at (707) 521-6893 and all other opposing parties of your intent to appear, and whether that appearance is in person or via Zoom, no later 4:00 p.m. the court day immediately preceding the day of the hearing.
Unless notification of an appearance has been given as provided above, the tentative ruling shall become the ruling of the court at 9:45 a.m. on the day of the hearing, absent an objection from an interested party per Probate Code section 1043.
To Access the Probate Examiner Notes:
· Navigate to the Home page of the Sonoma Superior Court website: www.sonoma.courts.ca.gov.
· Choose Court Case Portal
· Choose “Click here to access the Portal”
· Accept the Terms
· Choose Smart Search, insert your case number, and follow all instructions.
To Join “Zoom” Online
D18 – Probate 9:30am Friday
To Join “Zoom” By Phone:
By Phone (same meeting ID and password as listed for each calendar):
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Guide for Participating in Court Proceedings via Zoom for Dept 18:
-After joining the meeting and checking in with the clerk, please mute your audio when not speaking. This helps keep background noise to a minimum.
-Be mindful of background noise when your microphone is not muted. Avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers.
-Position your camera properly if you choose to use a web camera. Be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible. Make sure everything visible in the frame is appropriate for an appearance in court.
-If a confidential session becomes necessary it is incumbent on you to ensure you are able to participate from a private location so that unauthorized people cannot overhear or see the proceedings.
-Chat is enabled for the sharing of documents among participants and the court and to allow attorneys to communicate individually with each other or their clients only. No chat messages should be sent privately to the court as it would amount to an unauthorized ex parte communication. Neither should chat messages be sent to all participants unless directed by the court.
-The recording function has been disabled. Remember, the prohibition against recording court proceedings, even remote ones, remains.
*This is the end of these Tentative Rulings*