Nov 30, 2022
Probate Limited Conservatorship Calendar – Tentative Rulings
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. 
Honorable Lawrence E. Ornell - Courtroom 23 
If the tentative ruling is accepted, no appearance is necessary unless otherwise indicated.  You must notify the Judicial Assistant at (707) 521-6893 if you wish to be heard in response to the tentative ruling.  Any interested party who wishes to be heard in opposition to a petition must notify all other parties of the intent to appear.  Both notifications must be completed no later than 4:00 p.m. on the court day immediately preceding the day of the hearing.
Unless notification to the probate clerk has been given as provided above, the tentative rulings shall become the rulings of the court at 1:45 p.m. on the day of the hearing. 
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TO APPEAR VIA ZOOM:                                    
MEETING ID: 854 4114 2253                             PASSWORD: 611386
1.        Please go to shortly before the start time of your scheduled hearing.
2.  Enter the meeting ID: 854 4114 2253     Password:  611386
1.     Please dial 1 669 900 6833 shortly before the start time of your scheduled hearing.
     2.   Enter the meeting ID: 854 4114 2253    Password:  611386            

Guide for participating in court proceedings via Zoom for Department 23.
  • 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.
  • Be patient. Check in will take more time and the experience from those who have tried this before is that proceedings are a little slower generally.

TENTATIVE RULING:   Absent objections, the petition for appointment of limited conservator of the person is approved with the powers pursuant to PrC§ 2351.5(b) (1) (2) (3) (4) and (6).  The request for medical powers pursuant to PrC§2355 and 2351.5 (b) (5) are denied.
The matter is set on Thursday March 30, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. in Department 23 for review of compliance with the Probate Code sections listed below:
-Probate Code § 1830 Notice of Conservatee’s Rights (Judicial Council Form GC-341) and a copy of the Order Appointing Conservator shall be mailed on or before the 30th day following the filing date of the Order Appointing Conservator.
-Probate Code § 2352.5 Determination of Conservatee’s Appropriate Level of Care (Judicial Council Form GC-355) shall be filed with the court within 60 days of the date of the court’s order appointing conservator.
If the limited conservator complies with all requirements above, no appearance shall be required, and a date for the annual review and report of the court investigator shall be set on the LPS calendar for one year after the establishment of the limited conservatorship.
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