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2018 Judicial Assignments

(UPDATED 1/2/18)

JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2, 2018

Judge Ginger E. Garrett will be the Presiding Judge for 2018.  Judge Jacquelyn H. Duffy will be the Assistant Presiding Judge and act as Presiding Judge in Judge Garrett’s absence.  The following are the assignments effective January 2, 2018: 

 

CRIMINAL TEAM

 

Judge Jacquelyn H. Duffy, Department 1

Judge Ginger E. Garrett, Department 3

Judge Dodie A. Harman, Department 5

Judge Hernaldo J. Baltodano, Department 6

Judge Craig van Rooyen, Team Leader, Department 7

Judge Matthew G. Guerrero, Department 8

Judge Jesse J. Marino, Department 10

Judge Charles S. Crandall, Supervising Juvenile Judge, Juvenile Services Center (JSC)
and Department 12

Commissioner Timothy S. Covello, Veterans Memorial Building (SLO)

and Paso Robles Branch Court

 

 

DUTIES:        The criminal team will handle all felony and misdemeanor criminal cases from arraignment to disposition, along with criminal writs, and Mentally Disordered Offender petitions (P.C. 2960).  All felony and misdemeanor pretrial hearings, motions, and trials will be heard in the department where the defendant’s case is assigned following arraignment.  The judge presiding in that department will be assigned for all purposes for the balance of the case.    Motions should be noticed at least ten (10) days in advance of the hearing date, trial or preliminary hearing.  Applications for criminal writs on actions taken by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) should be filed with the Civil Department and will be assigned to a criminal bench officer based on the surname of the petitioner.  Ex parte applications should be presented to the Criminal Department, Room 220.  All juvenile delinquency and dependency calendars and contested hearings will be heard in Department 12 and at the Juvenile Services Center.  Juvenile traffic will be called by a designated hearing officer at the Juvenile Services Center and by Commissioner Covello at the Paso Robles Courthouse.  Traffic calendars will be called at the SLO Veterans Memorial Building and the Paso Robles Courthouse.

 

 

 

Criminal Calendar – San Luis Obispo

Adult Drug Court

Department 5, 8:25 a.m. Fri.

Behavioral Treatment Court/ATCC

Department 6, 9:00 a.m. Fri. (to be heard in D4 by Peron until June Graduation)

Veterans Treatment Court

Department 8, 2:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Mon.

Arraignments, Sentencings, Pretrials/
Pre-Preliminary Hearings

8:30 a.m. Mon. through Fri.

 

Preliminary Hearings, Contested Probation Violation Hearings & Evidentiary Motions

TBA

MDO Petitions (P.C. 2960)

Department 1   1:30 p.m. Wed. & Thurs.

Department 5   1:30 p.m. Tues. & Wed.

Department 7   1:30 p.m. Mon. & Tues.

Jury Trials

TBA

PC270 In- Custody Arraignments
Return on Bench Warrants

 

8:30 a.m. Mon. Tues. Wed. & Thurs. in
appropriate misdemeanor criminal courtroom

Department 1      8:30 a.m. Fri.

Qawi Hearings

Department 10    8:00 a.m. 3rd Fri.

Parole Revocation Hearings (Contested)

Department 6     8:30 a.m. Tues. (To be heard in D1 on Tues. at 8:30 a.m. until further notice)

 

All cases will be assigned equitably from the following electronic wheels:  Misdemeanor, Felony, Multi-Defendant, SVP & Sex Cases and Homicide.

 

Judge/Dept.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

 

Friday

Judge J. Duffy  D1

Felony

(Evidentiary Hrgs only)

D1

 

Felony/Parole Hrgs

(Evidentiary Hrgs only)

From D6

Felony/2960

D1

Felony/2960

From D6

All Criminal Calendars

& Parole Hrgs

Judge Garrett D3

Felony Arraign/EDP/

Prop. 36 1 yr Review

Felony

Arraign/EDP/

Prop. 36 1 yr Review

Felony Arraign/EDP/

Prop. 36 1 yr Review

Felony Arraign/EDP/

Prop. 36 1 yr Review

Judge Set Only

Judge Harman  D5

Felony

(Evidentiary Hrgs only)

From D10

 

Felony/2960

D5

Felony/2960

From D10

Felony

(Evidentiary Hrgs only)

From D5

 

Drug Court

 

Judge Baltodano D6

Misd.

D6

Misd.

From D1

Misd.

D6

Misd.

From D1

BHTC/

ATCC

 

 

Judge van Rooyen D7

Felony/2960

D7

Felony/2960

From D8

Felony

(Evidentiary Hrgs only)

From D7

 

Felony

(Evidentiary Hrgs only)

From D8

 

Judge Set Only

 

 

Judge Guerrero D8

Misd.

D8

Misd.

From D7

Misd.

D8

Misd.

From D7

Judge Set Only

 

 

Judge Marino D10

Misd.

From D5

Misd.

D10

Misd.

From D5

Misd.

D10

Judge Set Only

 

 

 

   

 

Juvenile Calendar – Juvenile Services Center (JSC) and Department 12

 

Dependency (300) Calendars

1:30 p.m. Wed. Dept. 12

1:30 p.m. Thurs. Dept. 12

 

Delinquency (602) Calendars

8:30 a.m. Mon. JSC

8:30 a.m. Tues. JSC

8:30 a.m. Thurs. JSC

 

Dependency (300) Contested Hearings

8:30 a.m. Wed. Dept. 12

8:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Fri. Dept. 12

 

Delinquency (602) Contested Hearings

1:30 p.m. Mon. JSC

1:30 p.m. Tues. JSC

 

 

Dependency(300)/Delinquency(602) Detention Hearings

11:00 a.m. Fri.   Dept. 12

 

 

All traffic, minor misdemeanors, infractions, juvenile traffic and juvenile drug court will be called by Commissioner Covello at the Veterans Memorial Building and Paso Robles Courthouse.

 

Traffic Calendars

Adult Traffic Arraignments

 

 

Walk-in Warrants

9:00 a.m. Tues.– Veterans Memorial Building

1:30 p.m. Wed.– Paso Robles Dept. P-1

9:00 a.m. Thurs.– Veterans Memorial Building

 

11:00 a.m. Tues. & Thurs. – Vet’s Memorial Building

1:30 p.m.  Wed. – Paso Robles Dept. P-1

Adult Traffic Trials

1:30 p.m. Tues.– Veterans Memorial Building

9:00 a.m. Wed.– Paso Robles Dept. P-1

1:30 p.m. Thurs.– Veterans Memorial Building

 

  Informal Juvenile and Traffic Arraignments

 

   

 

2:30 p.m. Wed.– Paso Robles Dept. P-1

 

1:30 p.m. Fri. – Veterans Memorial Building

(Called by a Deputy Probation Officer sitting as a

hearing officer)

Informal Juvenile Contested Hearings

10:30 a.m. Wed.– Paso Robles Dept. P-1

 

Family Treatment Court

1:00 p.m. Mon. – Veterans Memorial Building

 

Delinquency Drug Court

1:00 p.m. Fri. – JSC

 

Education Code Arraignments

10:30 a.m. 3rd Wed. of Month–Paso Robles Dept. P-1

3:00 p.m. 3rd Thurs. of the Month- Veterans Memorial Building

Education Code Trials

8:45 a.m. Mon. – Paso Robles Dept. P-1

1:30 p.m. Thurs. – Veterans Memorial Building

 

 

 

CIVIL TEAM

 

Judge Barry T. LaBarbera, Team Leader - SLO Department 2

Judge Tana L. Coates, SLO Department 9

Judge Linda D. Hurst, Paso Robles Department P-2

Commissioner Timothy S. Covello – Veterans’ Memorial Building/Paso Robles Department P-1

 

DUTIES:        The civil team will hear civil matters, probate, mental health, adoptions and small claims trials de novo.  All proceedings will be heard by the judge who has been assigned to manage the case for all purposes.  All motions should be calendared for that department after a date has been secured from the Clerk’s Office.  Jury trials, court trials and other contested hearings may be conducted Monday through Friday on a schedule determined by the judicial officer.  Judges LaBarbera and Crandall will be the designated CEQA judges for 2018.

 

 

Civil Calendars

PASO ROBLES DEPARTMENT  P-2

 

Ex Parte Hearings

Probate Calendar

(Guardianships, Conservatorships, Minor Compromise, Special Needs & Trust)

LPS Conservatorship

Probate Trials/Ex Partes

 

  8:30 a.m.       Mon. & Wed.

 9:00 a.m.        Fri. in SLO – Dept. 8

 

 

  9:30 a.m.       Fri. in SLO – Dept. 8

10:00 a.m.       Fri. in SLO – Dept. 8

 

  Case Management Conferences

  Small Claims/Trials de Novo

  Short Cause Court Trials

  Temporary Restraining Order Hearings

  9:00 a.m.        Mon. & Wed.

10:00 a.m.        Mon.

10:00 a.m.        Mon.

  8:30 a.m.        Wed.

 

  Mediation/Settlement Conferences

  Law & Motion

10:30 a.m.       Mon. – Thurs.

  9:00 a.m.       Tues.

 

  Trials

  Unlawful Detainer Trials

 

10:30 a.m.        Mon. – Thurs.

  8:30 a.m.        Thurs.


SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT 9

 

Ex Parte Hearings

 

Temporary Restraining Order Hearings,  Small Claim DQs, OSC re Name Change, Unlawful Detainer Trials   

 

 

8:30 a.m.        Mon. & Thurs.

  

9:30 a.m.        Thurs.

 

 

Law & Motion

Trial Calendar

   Case Management Conferences

   Readiness Conferences

  

 9:00 a.m.       Wed.

 1:30 p.m.      Mon. – Fri.

 9:00 a.m.       Mon. & Thurs.

 10:00 a.m.      Mon.

   Probate Calendar (Estates & Trusts)

 

 9:00 a.m.       Tues.

 

   Adoptions

 

  9:00 a.m.       Fri. (1st & 3rd)

SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT 2

 

Ex Parte Hearings

 

 

8:30 a.m.        Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri.

 

 

 

Law and Motion

Readiness Conferences

Case Mgmt. Conf.

Pretrial Disc. Conf.

Small Claims/Trials de Novo

Unlawful Detainer Trials

Trials

Minor’s Comp

 

 

 9:00 a.m.       Thurs.

 9:00 a.m.       Mon.

 9:00 a.m.       Mon., Tues. & Wed.

  9:00 a.m.       Mon., Tues. & Wed.

 9:00 a.m.       Mon.

  9:00 a.m.       Mon., Tues.

 10:00 a.m.      Mon.

  9:00 a.m.      Thurs.

Settlement Conferences

Mental Health Calendar

  9:00 a.m.       Frid.

  9:00 a.m.       Mon., Tues., Wed. & Frid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Claims Calendar

 

Small Claims Calendar

 8:45 a.m.       Fri. – Veterans Memorial Building

 

Small Claims Calendar

 9:00 a.m.       Mon. – Paso Robles - Dept. P-1

 

 

 

            NOTES ON CIVIL: Counsel requesting a court reporter for civil law and motion matters must make arrangements to bring their own court reporter. Local Rule of Court 18.00(c) may be invoked due to a current shortage of certified shorthand reporters. Counsel should expect to be prepared for trial on the assigned date.

 

 

FAMILY LAW TEAM

Judge Gayle L. Peron, Team Leader - SLO – Department 4
Judge Rita Federman, Paso Robles, Department P-1
Commissioner Erin Childs, SLO – Department 11

San Luis Obispo – Department 4 – Judge Peron

 

Monday

Peron

Tuesday

Peron

D11- Wednesday

Peron

Thursday

Peron

Friday

Peron

8:25

Ex partes

Ex partes

Ex partes

Ex partes

Judge Set Only

9:00

RFO Calendar

Trials/RFO’s

Trials/RFO’s

Status Conference

Clerk set 2nd /Court Set 4th Wed. Dept. 11

Trials

Judge Set only

12:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

 

1:30

Trials/RFOs

Trials/RFOs

Trials/RFOs

Dept. 11

Trials

 

Judge Set Only

San Luis Obispo – Department 11 & 12 - Commissioner Childs

 

D12- Monday

Childs

D12- Tuesday

Childs

D4- Wednesday

Childs

D11- Thursday

Childs

D11- Friday

Childs

8:25

Ex partes

 

Ex partes

Ex partes

 

Ex partes

Ex partes

8:30

Family Support  Calendar

RFO Calendar

 

 

DV Calendar

Trials

Dept. 4

Trials/Mediation

 

Trials/Mediation

 

12:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

 

1:30

Trials/Mediation

 

 

Trials/Mediation

 

 

Trials/Mediation

Status Conference

2nd Wed. Clerk set Dept. 4

Trials/Mediation

Status Conference

3rd Thursday

Court Set

Trials/Mediation

 

Paso Robles – Department P1 – Judge Federman

 

Monday

Federman

Tuesday

Federman

Wednesday

Federman

Thursday

Federman

Friday

Federman

8:25

Ex parte

Ex parte

Ex parte

 

Ex parte

8:30

Trials/Hearings

 

Trials/Hearings

 

Trials/Hearings

1st & 3rd Wed Status Conference

RFO Calendar

 

Trials/Hearings

12:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:30

Trials/Hearings

 

DV Calendar

Trials/Hearings

(Paso Hearing Rm)

 

Trials/Hearings

 

 

Trials/Hearings

 

NOTES ON FAMILY LAW:

  • No court reporter will be provided by the Court in any Family Law calendar; parties desiring a court reporter should make arrangements for a pro tem reporter
  • Commissioner Childs will call the AB1058 Family Support calendar in Department 12.

 

 

 

APPELLATE DIVISION

 

Judge Barry T. LaBarbera (Presiding Judge)

Judge Tana L. Coates

Judge Linda D. Hurst

Judge Charles S. Crandall (Alternate)

 

CALENDAR:  Oral Argument - 4:00 p.m. First Thursday of Each Month