Dec 04, 2022



Thursday, October 20, at 3:00 p.m. VIA ZOOM and IN COURT

Courtroom 23 – Hon. Lawrence E. Ornell


PLEASE NOTE:  Masks need not be worn in the courthouse if you are fully vaccinated.


Persons are considered vaccinated two weeks after the final dose in a primary series of vaccinations.


All unvaccinated persons entering any Sonoma County Superior Courthouse, including any remote jury selection location, shall wear a face covering at all times compliant with all California State Health Orders and CAL/OSHA standards which must completely cover both the nose and mouth. 


Court Call is not permitted for this calendar.

If the tentative ruling is accepted, no appearance by Zoom is necessary unless otherwise indicated. You must notify the probate clerk at (707) 521-6893 if you wish to be heard in response to the tentative ruling. You must inform the clerk concerning your appearance choice: Zoom or in person. 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 3:15 p.m. on the day of the hearing. 
Use a web browser of your choice and navigate to the following URL/web address on the World Wide Web:
When prompted, enter the following information:
Meeting ID: 854-4114-2253
Password: 611386

Call 1-669-900-6833 (San Jose) and enter same meeting ID and password as listed above.

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.
1.   In re the Matter of Thomas P. Kelly, JR Trust, SPR095583
Tentative Ruling: NO APPEARANCES REQUIRED. The hearing on the motion filed August 20, 2022 is DROPPED as MOOT. Respondent’s opposition states he does not intend to offer any testimony from retained experts.

2.   In re the Matter of Justin Joseph Amburn, SPR096793

3.   In re the Matter of Daniel Lankhorst, SPR096845

End of Tentative Rulings
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