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Visalia - Civil, Criminal, & Family Law



Current Courtroom:


Department 1

Current Assignments:


Visalia-Civil-Assigned for all purposes upon filing the initial pleading


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Civil Law & Motion, Case Management Conferences, Short Cause Matters.

10:00 Jury Trials

8:30 Limited Conservatorships, LPS General Conservatorships, Probate Conservatorships involving the Public Guardian as Conservator, Unlawful Detainers (1 hour or less), Trial De Novos

Jury Trials

8:30 Civil Harassment Order to Show Cause Hearings, Settlement Conferences, Case Management Conferences, Unlawful Detainers (1 hour or less)

Jury Trials

8:30 Civil Law & Motion, Civil Harassment Order to Show Cause Hearings, Settlement Conferences, Case Management Conferences, Unlawful Detainers (1 hour or less)

Jury Trials

8:30 Civil Readiness Conferences, Short Cause Trials, Petitions to Declare Minor Free From Custody

Jury Trials


Current Courtroom:


Department 2

Current Assignments:


Visalia-Civil-Assigned for all purposes upon filing the initial pleading.


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Civil Harassment Order to Show Cause Hearings, Settlement conferences, Case Management Conferences

9:00 Jury Trials

8:30 Civil HArassment Order to Show Cause Hearings, Settlement Conferences, Case Management Conferences, Unlawful Detainers (1 hour or less)

9:00 Jury Trials

8:30 Civil Harassment Order to Show Cause Hearings, Settlement Conferences, Case Management Conferences, Unlawful Detainers (1 hour or less)

Jury Trials

8:30 Civil Law & Notice, Civil Harassment Order to Show Cause Hearings, Settlement Conferences, Unlawful Detainers (1 hour or less)

Jury Trials

8:30 Civil Readiness Conferences, Short Cause Trials, Petitions to Declare Minor Free From Custody


Current Courtroom:


Department 3

Current Assignments:


Criminal-Visalia/Tulare/Dinuba Felony Complaints according to first defendant's last name beginning with letters B, C, D, G, I, J, O, P, Q, R, U, V, W, X, Y, Z


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Sentencings, Preliminary Hearings, Arraignment on Felony Complaints

8:30 Sentencings, Preliminary Hearing Confirmations Probation Revocation Status Conferences

8:30 Sentencings, Preliminary Hearing

8:30 Sentencings, Modifications, Misc. matters scheduled by the court, Probation Revocation Status Conferences

8:30 Sentencings, Preliminary Hearing Confirmations, Misc matters scheduled by the court, Probation Revocation Status Conferences


Current Courtroom:


Department 4

Current Assignments:


Criminal-Visalia/Tulare/Dinuba Felony Complaints according to first defendant’s last name beginning with letters A, E, F, H, K, L, M, N, S and T.

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Arraignment on Felony complaints, Sentencings, Preliminary Confirmations, misc matters scheduled by the court

10:00 Preliminary Confirmations

8:30 Arraingment on Felony Complaints, Sentencings, Preliminary Hearing Settings, misc matters scheduled by the court

10:00 Preliminary Hearings

1:30 Preliminary Hearings

8:30 Arraignment on Felony Complaints, Sentencings, Preliminary Confirmations, Misc matters scheduled by the court

10:00 Preliminary Confirmations


8:30 Arraignment on Felony complaints, Sentencings, Preliminary Hearing Settings, misc matters scheduled by the court

10:00 Preliminary Hearings

1:30 Preliminary Hearings

8:30 Arraignment on Felony complaints, Parole Revocation Hearings, misc matters scheduled by the court


Current Courtroom:


Department 5

Current Assignments:


Criminal-Visalia/Tulare/Dinuba Informations according to first defendant’s last name beginning with letters E, F, H, I, Q, S, T, W and Y. Department 5 will hear Preliminary Confirmation Hearings on all Auto Insurance, Auto Theft, Elder Abuse, In Home Service Support (IHSS), Child Physical Abuse-Felony, Child Stealing-Felony, Health and Safety-Felony, Real Estate Fraud, Rural Crime, Welfare Fraud, White Collar Crime, and Worker’s Compensation grant cases. The Preliminary Confirmation Hearings will be heard on Mondays at 8:30 a.m


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Arraignment on Information, Readiness Conference, Preliminary Hearing Confirmations (Grant Cases only), Penal Code Section 995 Motions (challenging Dept 4 bind-overs)

8:30 Pre-trial motions, other misc motions

9:30 Jury Trials

8:30 Pretrial Motions, other misc motions

Jury Trials

8:30 Miscellaneous matters

Jury Trials

8:30 Miscellaneous matters, Penal Code Section 1203.4s

9:00 Walk-ins (modification requests, etc) and misc matters as needed


Current Courtroom:


Department 6

Current Assignments:


Criminal – Visalia/Tulare/Dinuba Informations according to first defendant's last name beginning with A, C, K, L, U, X and Z;


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Pretrial Motions, Misc matters

9:30 Jury Trials

Arraignment on Information, Penal Code Section 995

Jury Trials

8:30 Pretrial Motions, Misc matters

Jury Trials

8:30 Mental Health Court

Jury Trials

8:30 Readiness Conference, Penal Code Section 1203.4 Motions, Recovery Court

9:00 Walk-ins (modification requests etc)


Current Courtroom:


Department 7

Current Assignments:


Visalia-Civil- Assigned for All Purposes upon filing the initial pleading


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Probate and Conservatorships, Settlement Conferences, Case Management Conferences, Short Cause Matters

10:00 Jury Trials

8:30 Civil Law & Motion, Settlement Conferences, Case Management Conferences, Short Cause Matters, Unlawful Detainers (1 hour or less)

Jury Trials

8:30 Probate and Conservatorships, Settlement Conferences, Case Management Conferences, Short Cause Matters, Unlawful Detainers (1 hour or less), Petitions to Declare Minor Free From Custody

Jury Trials

8:30 Settlement Conferences, Case Management Conferences, Unlawful Detainers (1 hour or less), Short Cause Matters, Agency Adoptions

Jury Trials

8:30 Adoptions (step-parent, adult, other than agency adoptions), Civil Readiness Conferences


Current Courtroom:


Department 8

Current Assignments:


Family Law- Assigned for All Purposes upon filing the initial pleading


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:00 Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings

9:00 Non-Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to show Cause Hearings, Domestic Violence Prevention Act Hearings, Review Hearings

10:00 Guardianships

1:30 Emergency Hearings

2:00 Short Cause Trials, Contested Custody/Visitation Hearings

3:00 Early Disposition Conferences

8:00 Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to show cause hearings

9:00 Non-Custody/Visitation, Motions, Order to show cause hearings, Domestic Violence Prevention Act Hearings

10:00 Guardianships

1:30 Emergency Hearings

2:00 Short Cause Trials, Contested Custody/Visitation Hearings

3:00 Early Disposition Conferences

9:00 Settlement conference

10:00 Case Management Conferences

1:30 Emergency Hearings

3:00 Early Disposition Conferences

8:00 Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to show cause hearings

9:00 non-Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to show cause hearings, Domestic Violence Prevention Act Hearings, Review Hearings

10:00 Guardianships

1:30 Emergency Hearings

3:00 Early disposition Conferences

8:00 Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to show cause hearings

9:00 Non-Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to show cause hearings, Domestic Violence Prevention Act hearings

10:00 Guardianships

11:00 Emergency Hearings

Readiness Conferences



Current Courtroom:


Department 9

Current Assignments:


Family Law -Assigned for All Purposes upon filing the initial pleading


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Settlement Conferences

10:00 Case Management Conferences

1:30 Emergency Hearings

8:00 Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to show cause hearings

9:00 Non-Custody/Visitation Motions, order to show cause hearings, Domestic Violence Prevention Act hearings, Review Hearings

10:00 Guardianships

1:30 Emergency Hearings

2:00 Short Cause Trials, Contested Custody/Visitation Hearings

8:00 Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to show cause hearings

9:00 Non-Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to show cause hearings, Domestic Violence Prevention Act hearings

10:00 Guardianships

1:30 Emergency Hearings

8:00 Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to show cause hearings

9:00 Non-Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to show cause hearings Domestic Violence Prevention Act hearings, Review hearings

10:00 Guardianships

1:30 Emergency Hearings

2:00 Short cause trials, Contested Custody/Visitation Hearings

8:00 Custody/Visitation Hearings

9:00 Non-Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to show cause hearings, Domestic Violence Prevention Act hearings

10:00 Guardianships

11:00 Emergency Hearings

1:30 Readiness conferences, Early Disposition Conference

Current Courtroom:


Department 10

Current Assignments:


Criminal-Visalia/Tulare/Dinuba Informations according to first defendant’s last name beginning with letters G, M, N, and P;


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Drug Court, Arraignment on Information

8:30 Readiness conference, Penal Code Section 995 Motions (challenging Dept 4 bind-overs), Pre-trial Motions, other mis motions

9:30 Jury Trials

8:30 Pre-trial motions, other misc motions

Jury Trials

8:30 Miscellaneous matters

Jury Trials

8:30 Miscellaneous matters, Penal Code Section 1203.4s

9:00 Walk-ins (modification requests, etc.)

Miscellaneous assignments as needed


Current Courtroom:


Department 11

Current Assignments:


Northern jurisdiction Misdemeanor Complaints


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Pretrials

1:30 Pretrials

8:30 Visalia Police Department Arraignments, Pretrials

9:00 Walk-Ins

1:30 Pretrials

8:30 Tulare County Sheriff's Department, Exeter Police Department, Woodlake Police Department, Farmersville Police Department and Dinuba Police Department Arraignments

9:00 Walk-Ins

1:30 Pretrials

8:30 California Highway Patrol, Tulare Police Department Arraignments

9:00 Walk-Ins

1:30 Pretrials

8:30 Pretrials, Modifications

Miscellaneous assignments as needed


Current Courtroom:


Department 12

Current Assignments:


Criminal– Visalia/Tulare/Dinuba Informations- according to first defendant’s last name beginning with letters B, D, J, O, R and V. All requests for wiretap warrants; if unavailable, Judge Montejano or Judge Gorelick will be back-up.

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Pretrial Motions, Miscellaneous matters

9:30 Jury Trials

8:30 Arraignment on Information, Penal Code Section 995 Motions (challenging Dept. 3 bind overs)

Jury Trials

8:30 Pretrial Motions, Miscellaneous matters

Jury Trials

9:30 Veteran's Court on the second Wednesday of each month

8:30 Penal Code Section 1203.4 Motions, Miscellaneous matters

Jury Trials

8:30 Readiness Conference, Miscellaneous matters

9:00 Walk-Ins, Modifications

Miscellaneous assignments as needed

All Felony Writ of Habeas Corpus cases

All requests for wiretap warrants


Current Courtroom:


Department 13

Current Assignments:


Family Law-Assigned for All Purposes upon filing the initial pleading according to petitioner’s last name beginning with letters G, H and L through O


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:00 Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings

9:00 Non-Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings, Domestic Violence Prevention Act Hearings

10:00 Guardianships

1:30 Emergency Hearings, Readiness Conferences, Early Disposition Conferences

8:00 Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings

9:00 Non-Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings, Domestic Violence Prevention Act Hearings, Review Hearings

10:00 Guardianships

1:30 Emergency Hearings

2:00 Short Cause Trials, Contested Custody/Visitation Hearings

8:00 Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings

9:00 Non-Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings Domestic Violence Prevention Act Hearings, Review Hearings

10:00 Guardianships

1:30 Emergency Hearings

8:00 Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings

9:00 Non-Custody/Visitation Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings, Domestic Violence Prevention Act Hearings, Review Hearings

10:00 Guardianships

1:30 Emergency Hearings

2:00 Short Cause Trials, Contested Custody/Visitation Hearings

8:30 Settlement Conferences

10:00 Case Management Conferences

11:00 Emergency Hearings

Miscellaneous assignments as needed.


Current Courtroom:


Department 14

Current Assignments:


Northern jurisdiction Misdemeanor Cases


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Modifications, Contested VOPs

10:00 Miscellaneous Motions with the exception of Penal Code Section 1538.5 Motions

1:30 Jury Trial Confirmations (Thursday trials), 1538.5 Motions

8:30 Jury Selection

8:30 Jury Trial

8:30 Jury Selection

8:30 Jury Trial Confirmations (Tuesday trials)

Jury Trials

Back up requests for wiretap warrants if Judge Ferguson is unavailable

Miscellaneous assignments as needed


Visalia/Dinuba/Porterville - Small Claims & Traffic



Current Courtroom:


Monday: Small Claims (Visalia Convention Center)

Tuesday: Dinuba Division, Department 1

Wednesday: Traffic (Visalia Convention Center)

Thursday: Traffic (Visalia City Hall)

Friday: South County Justice Center, Department 15

Current Assignments:


Traffic and Small Claims


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Visalia Small Claims, Convention Center in Visalia: Court Trials, Order for Examination, Request to Cancel or Vacate Hearings and Bench Warrant Returns

1:30 Visalia Small Claims, Convention Center in Visalia: Court Trials, Order for Examination, Request to Cancel or Vacate Hearings and Bench Warrant Returns

8:30 Dinuba Jurisdiction Traffic Arraignments
9:15 Juvenile Traffic Arraignments
9:30 Traffic Court Trials
10:15 Juvenile traffic Court Trials
10:30 Small Claims/Unlawful Detainer Cases
11:00 SARB Cases

8:30 Visalia Division, Convention Center in Visalia: California Highway Patrol, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department and Department of Fish and Game, Adult Traffic/Juvenile Infractions Arraignments

9:00 Juvenile Misdemeanor/Traffic Arraignments

1:30 Adult Traffic/Juvenile Infractions Court Trials

2:00 Juvenile Misdemeanor Court Trials

8:30 Visalia Traffic- City Hall in Visalia: Visalia Police Department, Tulare Police Department, Exeter Police Department, Woodlake Police Department and Farmersville Police Department Adult Traffic/Juvenile Infractions Arraignments

9:00 Juvenile Misdemeanor/Traffic Arraignments

1:30 Adult Traffic/Juvenile Infractions Court Trials

2:00 Juvenile Misdemeanor Court Trials

8:30 Traffic Arraignments, Juvenile traffic Arraignments

10:00 Court Trials (Juvenile, Traffic, and SARB)

1:30 Small Claims


Juvenile Division



Current Courtroom:


Department A

Current Assignments:


Assigned for All Purposes upon filing the initial pleading- all even numbered delinquency cases, Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Dependency matters

8:45 Request for Disclosure pursuant to Welfare and Institution Code section 827

9:00 Emancipations and Guardianship matters pursuant to the filing of 300 Petition by CWS

8:30 Delinquency matters

9:00 Guardianship matters


8:30 Delinquency matters

9:00 Guardianship matters

8:30 Delinquency matters

9:00 Guardianship matters

Additional Juvenile matters as calendared

Miscellaneous assignments as needed


Current Courtroom:


Department B

Current Assignments:


Assigned for All Purposes upon filing the initial pleading- odd numbered M-Z delinquency cases


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Delinquency matters

8:30 Delinquency matters

Dependency Matters, other matters as scheduled by the Court

8:30 Delinquency matters

8:30 Dependency matters

Miscellaneous Assignments as needed


Current Courtroom:


Department C

Current Assignments:


Assigned for All Purposes upon filing the initial pleading - odd numbered A-L delinquency cases


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Delinquency matters

8:30 Dependency matters

Other matters as scheduled by the Court

8:30 Delinquency matters

Dependency matters

Other matters as scheduled by the Court

8:30 Delinquency matters

Miscellaneous matters as assigned


Dinuba Division



Current Courtroom:


Department 1

Current Assignments:


Family Support, Dinuba jurisdiction Traffic, Small Claims, Unlawful Detainer, and SARB cases


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

Commissioner Norma Castellanos-Perez

8:00 Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings

10:00 Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings

11:00 Reviews

1:00 Motions, Request for Orders and Order to Show Cause Hearings and Reviews

2:00 Contested Hearings

Commissioner David S. Wooten
8:30 Dinuba Jurisdiction Traffic Arraignments
9:15 Juvenile Traffic Arraignments
9:30 Traffic Court Trials
10:15 Juvenile traffic Court Trials
10:30 Small Claims/Unlawful Detainer Cases
11:00 SARB Cases

Commissioner Norma Castellanos-Perez
1:00 Motions, Request for Orders, Orders to show cause hearings and reviews
2:00 Contested Hearings

Commissioner Norma Castellanos-Perez

8:00 Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings

10:00 Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings

11:00 Reviews

1:00 Motions, Request for Orders and Order to Show Cause Hearings and Reviews

2:00 Contested Hearings

 

Commissioner Norma Castellanos-Perez

8:00 Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings

10:00 Motions, Order to Show Cause Hearings

11:00 Reviews

1:00 Motions, Request for Orders and Order to Show Cause Hearings and Reviews

Miscellaneous assignments as needed


South County Justice Center



Current Courtroom:


Department 15

Current Assignments:


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

 

 

Judge Juliet Boccone

8:30 Out of Custody Delinquency matters

Commissioner Norma-Castellanos-Perez

8:30 Motions, Order to show cause hearings

9:00 Public Defender Pretrials

10:00 (1st and 3rd Thursdays only) Review, motions, order to show cause hearings

11:00 Public Defender trials

1:30 (1st and 3rd Thursdays only) Reviews, motions, order to show cause

2:00 Contested Hearings

Commissioner David S. Wooten

8:30 Traffic Arraignments, Juvenile Traffic Arraignments

10:00 Court Trials (Juvenile Traffic, and SARB)

1:30 Small Claims


Current Courtroom:


Department 16

Current Assignments:


Porterville Civil-Assigned for All Purposes upon filing


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Civil Harassment Restraining Order, Probate, Guardianship, Termination of Parental Rights, Adoptions, Misc matters as scheduled by the court

10:00 Recovery Court Calendar

1:30 WIC 6500s/In Re Hop

3:00 Recovery Court contested Hearing (1st Monday of every month)

8:30 Civil Harassment Restraining Order, Unlawful Detainer, Case Management Conference, Settlement Conferences, misc matters as scheduled by the court

10:00 Jury Trials

8:30 Civil Harassment Restraining Order, Civil Law and Motion, misc matters as scheduled by the court

8:30 Civil Harassment Restraining Order, Settlement conferences, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (without children), misc matters as scheduled by the court

10:00 Jury Trials

8:30 Civil Harassment Restraining Order, Case Management conferences, misc matters as scheduled by the court

10:00 Jury Trial

Misc assignments as needed


Current Assignments:


Southern Jurisdiction Misdemeanor Complaints - Drug Court


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Arraignments, Modifications, Pertrials, Walk-Ins

8:30 Arraignments, Modifications, Pretrial, Walk-ins, Jury Trial Confirmations

8:30 Drug Court, Walk-ins (including Drug Court)

8:30 Jury Trials

8:30 Jury Trials


Current Assignments:


Southern Jurisdiction Felony Complaints/Information according to first defendant's last name beginning with M through Z


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Felony Complaint Arraignments, Preliminary Hearings, Readiness Conference, Walk-ins, Jury Trials

8:30 Felony Walk-ins, Pretrial Motions

10:00 Jury Selection

8:30 Felony Information Arraignments, Felony Walk-ins, misc motions

10:00 Jury Trials

8:30 Preliminary Hearing Settings, Preliminary Hearing Confirmations, Sentencings

10:00 Jury Trials

8:30 Preliminary Hearing Settings, Preliminary Hearing confirmations, Sentencings, 995 Motions, challenging Department 19

10:00 Jury Trials

Misc assignments as neeeded


Current Assignments:


Supervising Judge of the South County Justice Center - Southern Jurisdiction Felony complaints/Information according to first defendant's last name beginning with A-L)


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Walk-ins, Felony Complaint Arraignments, Prelims, Jury Trials, Readiness Conferences

8:30 Felony Walk-ins, Pretrial Motions

10:00 Jury Trial Selection

8:30 Felony Information Arraignments, Felony Walk-ins, misc motions

10:00 Jury Trials

8:30 Preliminary Hearing Settings, Preliminary Hearing Confirmations, Sentencings

10:00 Jury Trial

8:30 Preliminary Hearing Settings, Preliminary Hearing Confirmations, Sentencings

10:00 Jury Trial


Pretrial Facility



Current Assignments:


Drug Court, Recovery Court, and Limited Civil


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30 Early Case Disposition Conferences

1:30 Last Day Arraignments

8:30 Early Case Disposition Conferences

1:30 Last Day Arraignments

8:30 Early Case Disposition Conferences

1:30 Last Day Arraignments

8:30 Early Case Disposition Conferences

1:30 Last Day Arraignments

8:30 Early Case Disposition Conferences

1:30 Last Day Arraignments

Miscellaneous assignments as needed




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