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Announcement: Tulare County Superior Court Introduces Our Virtual Public Counter -

The Tulare County Superior Court is excited to announce our new service, the Virtual Public Counter.  Accessed via mobile device or computer, our virtual public counter offers real-time, face-to-face interactions with our Superior Court support team, potentially alleviating the need for a physical visit to the court. They assist with a variety of services like court records requests, payments, and self-help.  Due to procedural logistics some services may require an in-person visit.  Click here to try it now.

Judicial Assignments

Judicial assignments for each department are listed below, organized by division.

Visalia - Civil, Criminal, & Family Law

Current assignments:

Civil- North County Jurisdiction assigned for all purposes upon filing the initial pleading according to first plaintiff’s last name that begins with the letter A, B, C, S.  

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Case Management Conferences, Order to Show Cause Hearings, Fee Waiver Hearings, Minor’s Compromise, Bench Warrant Hearings, Guardianships Hearings (including Ex-Parte), Civil Ex-Parte Hearings, Civil Harassment Hearings, Unlawful Detainer Trials, and miscellaneous matters

9:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Case Management Conferences, Order to Show Cause Hearings, Fee Waiver Hearings, Minor’s Compromise, Bench Warrant Hearings, Guardianship Hearings (including Ex-Parte), Civil Ex-Parte Hearings, Civil Harassment Hearings, Unlawful Detainer Trials, and miscellaneous matters

10:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Case Management Conferences, Order to Show Cause Hearings, Fee Waiver Hearings, Minor’s Compromise, Bench Warrant Hearings, Guardianship Hearings (including Ex-Parte), Civil Ex-Parte Hearings, Civil Harassment Hearings, Unlawful Detainer Trials and miscellaneous matters

10:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Civil Law & Motion, Case Management Conference Hearings, Order to Show Cause Hearings, Bench Warrant Hearings, Guardianship Hearings (including Ex-Parte), Civil Ex-Parte Hearings, Demurrers, Summary Judgments, Civil Harassment Hearings, and Unlawful Detainer Trials

10:00am Jury Trials and Family Law Contested Hearings

2:00pm Family Law Contested Hearings

8:30am Readiness Conferences, Short Cause Trials, Petitions to Declare Minor Free from Custody, Fee Waiver Hearings, Bench Warrant Hearings, Guardianship Hearings (including Ex-Parte), Civil Ex-Parte Hearings, Civil Harassment Hearings, and Unlawful Detainer Trials

10:00am Jury Trials

Current assignments: 

Civil- North County Jurisdiction assigned for all purposes upon filing the initial pleading for cases where the Plaintiff/Petitioner’s name begins with the letters D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, R.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Case Management Conferences, Short Cause Matters, Bench Warrant Hearings, Guardianship Hearings (including Ex-Parte), Unlawful Detainer Trials, and Probate and Conservatorship Hearings

9:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Civil Law & Motion, Case Management Conferences, Bench Warrant Hearings, Guardianship Hearings (including Ex-Parte), Demurrers, Summary Judgment Hearings, and Unlawful Detainer Trials

9:00am/10:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Case Management Conferences, Short Cause Matters, Petition to Declare Minor Free from Custody, Bench Warrant Hearings, Fee Waiver Hearings, Guardianship Hearings (including Ex-Parte), Probate Hearings, Conservatorship Hearings, and Unlawful Detainer Trials

10:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Settlement Conferences, Case Management Conferences, Adoptions, Petitions for Name Change, Minor’s Compromise, Bench Warrant Hearings, Fee Waiver Hearings, Small Claims Trial de Novo Hearings, Guardianship Hearings (including Ex-Parte), and Unlawful Detainer Trials

10:00am Family Law Contested Hearings and Jury Trials

2:00pm Family Law Contested Hearings

8:30am Readiness Conferences, Adoptions, Petitions for Name Change, Minor’s Compromise, Bench Warrant Hearings, Small Claims Trial de Novo, Guardianship Hearings (including Ex-Parte), and Unlawful Detainer Trials

10:00am Jury Trials

Current assignments:

Criminal- North County Jurisdiction (Visalia/Exeter/Dinuba) Felony Complaints according to first defendant's last name beginning with letter B, C, D, G, I, J, O, P, Q, R, U, V, W, X, Y, Z.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint, Sentencings, and Preliminary Hearings

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint, Sentencings, and Preliminary Hearings

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint, Preliminary Hearing Settings, Motions, and Walk-ins

1:30pm Recovery and Drug Court

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint, Preliminary Hearing Settings, Motions and Preliminary Hearing Confirmations

1:30pm Settlement Conferences

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint, Preliminary Hearing Settings and Preliminary Hearing Confirmations

Current assignments:

Criminal- North County Jurisdiction (Visalia/Exeter/Dinuba) Felony Complaints according to first defendant's last name beginning with letter A, E, F, H, K, L, M, N, S, T.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint, Preliminary Hearing Confirmations, Preliminary Hearing Settings, Sentencings, and Motions

1:30pm 

Mental Health Court

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint, Preliminary Hearing Confirmations, Preliminary Hearing Settings, Sentencings, and Motions

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint, Sentencings, Preliminary Hearing Settings, and Motions

10:00am Preliminary Hearings

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint

10:00am Preliminary Hearings

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint 

10:00am Walk-ins

Current assignments:

Criminal- North County Jurisdiction (Visalia/Exeter/Dinuba) Misdemeanor Complaints assigned for all purposes upon filing the initial pleading according to defendant’s last name beginning with the letters, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, R, U and Z.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am

Misd. Arraignments, Motions, Pre-Trials, Trial Settings, Misd. Petitions, Walk-Ins and misc. matters

1:30pm

PC1538.5 motions

8:30am 

Misd. Arraignments, Motions, Pre-Trials, Trial Settings, JTC’s, Misd. Petitions, Walk-Ins and misc. matters

1:30pm

PC1538.5 motions

8:30am 

Misd. Arraignments, Motions, Pre-Trials, Trial Settings, Misd. Petitions, Walk-Ins and misc. matters

8:30am

Misd. Arraignments, Pre-Trials, Jury Trials. 

8:30am

Misd. Arraignments, Pre-Trials

Current assignments:

Criminal- North County Jurisdiction (Visalia/Exeter/Dinuba) Felony Informations according to first defendant's last name beginning with letter D, E, F, G, I, J, M, N, O, P, Q, S and V.  

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Information, Pretrial Conferences, Sentencings, Motions, and Trial Confirmation Hearings

9:30am Jury Trials

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Information, Pretrial Conferences, Sentencings, Motions, and Trial Confirmation Hearings

9:30am Jury Trials

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Information, Pretrial Conferences, Sentencings, Motions, and Trial Confirmation Hearings

9:30am Jury Trials

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Information, Pretrial Conferences, Sentencings, Motions, Trial Confirmation Hearings, and Walk-ins

9:30am Jury Trials

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Information, Pretrial Conferences, Sentencings, Motions, and Trial Confirmation Hearings

9:30am Jury Trials

Current assignments:

Civil- North County Jurisdiction assigned for all purposes upon filing the initial pleading according to first plaintiff’s last name that begins with the letter M, N, O, P, Q, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z. 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Civil Law and Motion, Case Management Conferences, Civil Ex-Parte Hearings, Petitions Transfer Structured Settlement, Demurrers, Summary Judgments, Guardianship Hearings (including Ex-Parte) Hearings, and Unlawful Detainer Trials

9:00am Jury Trials

8:30am LPS Conservatorships, Public Guardian Petitions, Guardianship Hearings, Petitions to Declare Minor Free from Custody, and Relief from Firearm Prohibition Hearings

10:00am Family Law Contested Hearings and Jury Trials

2:00pm Family Law Contested Hearings

8:30am Case Management Conferences, Settlement Conferences, Civil Ex-Parte Hearings, Claim of Exemption Hearings, Order of Examination Hearings, and Unlawful Detainer Trials

10:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Order to Show Cause Hearings, Case Management Conferences, Minor’s Compromise, Petitions for Name Change, Fee Waiver Hearings, Small Claims Trial De Novo, Bench Warrant Hearings, Guardianship Hearings (including Ex-Parte), Civil Ex-Parte Hearings, Unlawful Detainer Trials, and Petitions to Declare Minor Free from Custody

10:00am Jury Trials and 

Guardianship Contested Hearings

8:30am Order to Show Cause Hearings, Case Management Conferences, Minor’s Compromise, Petitions for Name Change, Fee Waiver Hearings, Small Claims Trial De Novo, Bench Warrant Hearings, Guardianship Hearings (including Ex-Parte), Civil Ex-Parte, and Unlawful Detainer Trials

10:00am Jury Trials

Current assignments:

Family Law- North County Jurisdiction assigned for all Purposes upon filing the initial pleading according to first petitioner’s last name that begins with the letter A, B, C, D, E, F, I, J, K, U.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00am Request for Orders and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders with Custody/Visitation issues, Matters involving DCSS. 

9:00am Notice of Motions, Contempt Hearings, and Request for Order Hearings w/Child Support issues

10:00am Review Hearings following mediation with child support issues and open DCSS case. 

11:00am Family Law Ex-Parte Hearings

1:30pm Contested Hearings

8:00am Request for Orders and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (Custody/Visitation)

9:00am Request for Orders (Non- Custody/Visitation), Contempt Hearings, and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders 

10:00am Review Hearings following mediation

11:00am Ex-Parte Hearings

1:30pm Contested Hearings

8:00am Request for Orders and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (Custody/Visitation)

9:00am Request for Orders (Non- Custody/Visitation), Contempt Hearings, and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders 

10:00am Review Hearings following mediation

11:00am Ex-Parte Hearings

1:30pm Contested Hearings

8:00am Request for Orders and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (Custody/Visitation)

9:00am Request for Orders (Non- Custody/Visitation), Contempt Hearings, and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders 

10:00am Review Hearings following mediation

11:00am Ex-Parte Hearings

1:30pm Contested Hearings

1st Friday

9:00am Domestic Violence Restraining Order Contested Hearings

1:30pm Domestic Violence Restraining Order Contested Hearings

All other Fridays

9:00am Case Management Conferences

11:00am Ex-Parte Hearings

1:30pm Contested Hearings

Current assignments:

Family Law- North County Jurisdiction assigned for all Purposes upon filing the initial pleading according to first petitioner’s last name that begins with the letter P, Q, R, S, T, V, W, X, Y, Z.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00am Request for Orders, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders with Custody/Visitation issues, and Matters involving DCSS 

9:00am Notice of Motions, Contempt Hearings, and Requests for Order (Child Support Issues Only)

10:00am Review Hearings following mediation with child support issues and open DCSS case

11:00am Emergency Hearings (Ex-Parte)

1:30pm Contested Hearings

8:00am Request for Orders and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders with children (Non-DCSS Cases)

9:00am Request for Orders (Without Custody/Visitation Issues), Contempt Hearings, and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (Non-DCSS Cases)

10:00am Review Hearings following mediation

11:00am Emergency Hearings (Ex-Parte)

1:30pm Contested Hearings

8:00am Request for Orders and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders with children (Non-DCSS Cases)

9:00am Request for Orders (Without Custody/Visitation Issues), Contempt Hearings, and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (Non-DCSS Cases)

10:00am Review Hearings following mediation

11:00am Emergency Hearings (Ex-Parte)

1:30pm Contested Hearings

8:00am Request for Orders and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders with children (Non-DCSS Cases)

9:00am Request for Orders (Without Custody/Visitation Issues), Contempt Hearings, and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (Non-DCSS Cases)

10:00am Review Hearings following mediation

11:00am Emergency Hearings (Ex-Parte)

1:30pm Contested Hearings

9:00am Case Management Conferences

10:00am Case Management Conferences

11:00am Ex-Parte Hearings

2:00pm Contested Hearings

Current assignments:
Criminal- North County Jurisdiction (Visalia/Exeter/Dinuba) Felony Informations according to first defendant's last name beginning with letter A, B, C, H, K, L, R, T, U, W, X, Y and Z.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Information, Pretrial Conferences, Sentencing Hearings, Motion Hearings, Trial Confirmation Hearings,  Walk-ins and Jury Trials

1:30pm Military Diversion and Veteran’s Court

(2nd Monday Monthly)

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Information, Pretrial Conferences, Sentencing Hearings, Motion Hearings, Trial Confirmation Hearings, Walk-ins and Jury Trials

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Information, Pretrial Conferences, Sentencing Hearings, Motion Hearings, Trial Confirmation Hearings, Walk-ins and Jury Trials

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Information, Pretrial Conferences, Sentencing Hearings, Motion Hearings, Trial Confirmation Hearings, Walk-ins and Jury Trials

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Information, Pretrial Conferences, Sentencing Hearings, Motion Hearings, Trial Confirmation Hearings, Walk-ins and Jury Trials

Current assignments:

Criminal- North County Jurisdiction Misdemeanor Complaints assigned for all purposes upon filing the initial pleading according to defendant’s last name beginning with the letters, A-D, J, P, Q, S, T, V, W-Y.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Misd. Arraignments, Motions, Pre-Trials, Trial Settings, Misd. Petitions, Walk-Ins and misc. matters

1:30pm PC1538.5 Motions

8:30am Misd. Arraignments, Motions, Pre-Trials, Trial Settings, Misd. Petitions, Walk-Ins and misc. matters

 

1:30pm PC1538.5 Motions

8:30am Misd. Arraignments, Motions, Pre-Trials, Trial Settings, JTC’s, Misd. Petitions, Walk-Ins and misc. matters

1:30pm PC1538.5 Motions and Motions in Limine

8:30am Misd. Arraignments, Motions, Pre-Trials, Trial Settings, Misd. Petitions, Walk-Ins and misc. matters

10:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Misd. Arraignments, Motions, Pre-Trials, Trial Settings, Misd. Petitions, Walk-Ins and misc. matters

 

10:00am Jury Trials

Current assignments:

Visalia- Northern Jurisdiction Family Law assigned for all purposes upon filing the initial pleading according to first petitioner’s last name that begins with the letter G, H, L, M, N and O:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00am Request for Orders, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders with Custody/Visitation issues, and Matters involving DCSS 

9:00am Notice of Motions, Contempt Hearings, and Requests for Order (Child Support Issues Only)

10:00am Review Hearings following mediation with child support issues and open DCSS case

11:00am Emergency Hearings (Ex-Parte)

2:00pm Contested Hearings

8:00am Request for Orders and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders with children (Non-DCSS Cases)

9:00am Request for Orders (Without Custody/Visitation Issues), Contempt Hearings, and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (Non-DCSS Cases)

10:00am Review Hearings following mediation

11:00am Emergency Hearings (Ex-Parte)

2:00pm Contested Hearings

8:00am Request for Orders and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders with children (Non-DCSS Cases)

9:00am Request for Orders (Without Custody/Visitation Issues), Contempt Hearings, and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (Non-DCSS Cases)

10:00am Review Hearings following mediation

11:00am Emergency Hearings (Ex-Parte)

2:00pm Contested Hearings

8:00am Request for Orders and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders with children (Non-DCSS Cases)

9:00am Request for Orders (Without Custody/Visitation Issues), Contempt Hearings, and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (Non-DCSS Cases)

10:00am Review Hearings following mediation

11:00am Emergency Hearings (Ex-Parte)

2:00pm Contested Hearings

9:00am Case Management Conferences

10:00am Case Management Conferences

11:00am Ex-Parte Hearings

2:00pm Contested Hearings

Current assignments:

Traffic, Criminal Infractions and Small Claims- All North County (Visalia/Exeter/Dinuba) filings.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00am Small Claims Court Trials, Requests to Cancel or Vacate, Bench Warrant Returns and Order for Examinations

1:00pm Small Claims Court Trials, Requests to Cancel or Vacate, Bench Warrant Returns and Order for Examinations

Traffic/Infractions

All County Agencies (California Highway Patrol, Lake Patrol, Tulare County Sheriff and Fish and Game)

8:30am Arraignments

1:30pm Court Trials

Traffic/Infractions

All City Agencies (Visalia, Woodlake, Farmersville, Dinuba and Exeter Police Departments) and Infraction Complaints

8:30am Arraignments

10:00am SARB Arraignments, Court Trials, and Reviews

1:30pm Court Trials

Vacant

Vacant

Juvenile Division

Current assignments:

Assigned for All Purposes upon filing the initial pleading- All North County EVEN numbered delinquency cases and any North County dependency cases set for initial hearing on the dependency calendar as reflected below.  

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30am Delinquency matters 

8:30am Dependency matters

8:30am Delinquency matters 

8:30am Delinquency matters

10:30am Trials

1:30pm Trials

8:30am Dependency matters

 

Current assignments:

Assigned for All Purposes upon filing the initial pleading- All North County ODD numbered delinquency cases and any North County dependency cases set for initial hearing on the dependency calendar as reflected below.  

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

8:30am Dependency matters

8:30am Delinquency matters

8:30am Dependency matters

8:30am Delinquency matters

10:30am Trials

1:30pm Trials

8:30am Delinquency matters

Dinuba Division

Current assignments:

Child Support- North County Jurisdiction (Visalia/Exeter/Dinuba) DCSS (AB1058) filings.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Matters set by Visalia Bench

(Max of 20 Cases) 

9:00am  12 Hearings Max 

1:30pm  8 Hearings Max 

VACANT

Alpha A-L

(Max of 39 Cases) 

8:00am  7 NOM or Public RFO Hearings Max 

10:30am  5 NOM Hearings Max 

1:30pm  7 NOM or Public RFO Hearings and 20 OSC Hearings Max 

Alpha M-Z and overflow  

1st and 3rd Thursday  

(Max of 39 Cases) 

8:30am  7 NOM or Public RFO Hearings Max  

10:30am  6 NOM Hearings Max 

1:30pm  20 Pre-Trials (PD) and 6 OSC Hearings Max 

2nd and 5th Thursday  

(Max of 39 Cases) 

8:30am  7 NOM or Public RFO Hearings Max 

10:30am  6 NOM Hearings Max 

1:30pm  6 NOM Hearings and 20 OSC Hearings Max 

4th Thursday 

8:30am Contested Hearings: Non-PD and PD, staggered throughout the day. 

*December: Contested Hearings to be heard on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

8:30am Contested Hearings
as set by the Visalia Family Law Departments

South County Justice Center

Current assignment:

Commissioner Natasha Moiseyev - Tuesday

          Child Support- South County Jurisdiction (Porterville/Lindsay/Tulare) DCSS (AB1058) filings.

Commissioner David Wooten- Thursday and Friday

          Traffic, Criminal Infractions and Small Claims- All South County (Porterville/Lindsay/Tulare) filings.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Vacant

1st Tuesday 

Public Defender Pre-Trials (Max of 40 Cases) 

8:30am  7 NOM or Public RFO Hearings and 5 OSC Hearings Max 

10:30am  20 Pre-Trials 

1:30pm  8 NOM Hearings Max 

4th Tuesday 

8:30am Contested Hearings: Non-PD and PD, staggered throughout the day 

2nd, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays  

(Max of 30 Cases) 

8:30am  7 NOM or Public RFO Hearings Max  

10:30am 6 NOM Hearings Max 

1:30pm  7 NOM Hearings and 5 OSC Hearings Max 

Vacant

Commissioner David Wooten

8:30am Small Claims Court Trials, Requests to Cancel or Vacate, Bench Warrant Hearings, and Order for Examinations

1:00pm Small Claims Court Trials, Requests to Cancel or Vacate, Bench Warrant Hearings, and Order for Examinations

Commissioner David Wooten

8:30am Arraignments

9:00am Traffic Infraction

Walk-in's

10:00am SARB Arraignments, Court Trials, Reviews and Walk-ins

1:30pm Court Trials

Current assignment:

Criminal - All North County and South County Jurisdiction In-Custody Arraignments (Last Day Arraignments) and Southern Jurisdiction Out of Custody Misdemeanor Arraignments (all alpha).

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Out of custody arraignments

10:00am In-Custody Arraignments

1:30pm In-Custody Arraignments

8:30am Out of custody arraignments

10:00am In-Custody Arraignments

1:30pm In-Custody Arraignments

8:30am Out of Custody Arraignments 

9:00am Walk-ins

10:00am In-Custody Arraignments

1:30pm In-Custody Arraignments

8:30am Out of Custody Arraignments 

9:00am Walk-ins

10:00am In-Custody Arraignments

1:30pm In-Custody Arraignments

8:30am Out of custody arraignments

10:00am In-Custody Arraignments

1:30pm In-Custody Arraignment

Current assignment:

Criminal - South County Jurisdiction (Porterville/Lindsay/Tulare) Felony Criminal Information according to first defendant’s last name beginning with letters D, K, M-P and R-W.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Pretrial Conferences,

Trial Settings, Sentencing and miscellaneous matters

10:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Arraignment on Information, Pretrial Conferences and Motions

10:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Pretrial Conferences,

Trial Settings, Sentencings, Motions and miscellaneous matters

10:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Arraignment on Information, Trial Confirmations and Sentencings

10:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Pretrial Conferences,

Trial Settings, Sentencings, Motions and miscellaneous matters

9:00am Walk-Ins

10:00am Jury Trials

Current assignment:

Criminal- South County Jurisdiction (Porterville/Lindsay/Tulare) Criminal Felony Complaints according to first defendant’s last name beginning with letters A-C, E-J, L, Q, X, Y and Z.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint, Preliminary Hearings, and Sentencings

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint, and Preliminary Hearings

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint, Sentencings, Motions and Long Cause Preliminary Hearings

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint, Preliminary Hearing Confirmations, Preliminary Hearing Settings, Pretrial Conferences, and No Complaints with Bonds

10:00am Felony Porterville Developmental Center cases

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaint, Preliminary Hearing Confirmations, Preliminary Hearing Settings, Pretrial Conferences, and No Complaints with Bonds

9:00am Walk-Ins and miscellaneous matters

Current assignment:

Criminal- South County Jurisdiction (Porterville/Lindsay/Tulare) Criminal Felony Complaints according to the first defendant's last name beginning with the letters D, K, M-P and R-W.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaints, Preliminary Hearing Confirmations, Preliminary Hearing Settings, Sentencing Hearings, Parole/Mandatory Supervision/Violation of Probation Pre-Trials, and miscellaneous matters.

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaints, Preliminary Hearing Confirmations, Preliminary Hearing Settings, Sentencing Hearings, Parole/Mandatory Supervision/Violation of Probation Pre-Trials, and misc. matters.

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaints, Long Cause Preliminary Hearings, Motions and misc. matters. 

9:00 am Walk-Ins

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaints, Preliminary Hearings, Sentencing Hearings, and Parole/Mandatory Supervision/Violation of Probation Hearings.

8:30am Arraignment on Felony Complaints, Sentencing Hearings, and Preliminary Hearings.

Current assignment:

Criminal – South County Jurisdiction (Porterville/Lindsay/Tulare) Misdemeanor Pretrial Conferences according to first defendant’s last name beginning with letters O through Z. All Misdemeanor Court Trials and Misdemeanor Jury Trials (all alpha).

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Pretrial Conferences

and Violation of Probation Hearings

9:00am Walk-Ins

8:30am 1203.4 Petitions 

9:00am Walk-Ins

10:00am Serna Motions

1:30pm 1538.5 Motions

8:30am Pretrial Conferences

and Violation of Probation matters

9:00am Walk-Ins

1:30pm Overflow Civil Cases

8:30am Motions and Court/Jury Trials

8:30am Motions and Court/Jury Trials

Current assignment:

Criminal – All South County Jurisdiction (Porterville/Lindsay/Tulare) Misdemeanor Pretrial Conferences according to first defendant’s last name beginning with letters A through N.

Juvenile – Assigned for all purposes upon the initial pleading- South County Jurisdiction Dependency and Delinquency cases.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Pretrial Conferences and Violation of Probation Hearings

9:00am Walk-ins

1:30pm Misdemeanor Porterville Developmental Center cases

8:30am Pretrial Conferences and Violation of Probation Hearings

9:00am Walk-ins

1:30pm Southern Jurisdiction Drug and Recovery Court cases

8:30am Delinquency (South County matters)

8:30am Dependency (South County matters)

8:30am Pretrial Conferences and Violation of Probation Hearings

9:00am Walk-ins

10:00am Military Diversion (last Friday monthly)

Current assignment:

Criminal- South County Jurisdiction (Porterville/Lindsay/Tulare) Felony Criminal Information according to first defendant’s last name beginning with letters A-C, E-J, L, Q, X, Y and Z.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Pretrial Conferences, Trial Settings, Sentencings and miscellaneous matters

9:00am Walk-Ins

10:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Arraignment on Information, Pretrial Conferences and Motions

10:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Pretrial Conferences, Trial Settings, Sentencings and miscellaneous matters

10:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Arraignment on Information, Trial Confirmations and Sentencings

10:00am Jury Trials

8:30am Pretrial Conferences, Trial Settings, Motions and Sentencings

9:00am Walk-Ins

10:00am Jury Trials

Current assignment:

Civil and Family Law- South County Jurisdiction (Porterville/Lindsay/Tulare) Assigned for All Purposes upon filing the initial pleading.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am Request for Order: Non-Custody/ Child Custody/ Visitation/Support, Domestic Violence Requests for Restraining Orders.

OSC Hearings: Contempt, Family Law Early Case Dispositions, Fee Waivers

9:30am Ex-Parte Hearings including Unlawful Detainers, Family Law, Guardianship, and Conservatorships

10:00am, 11:00am 

and 1:30pm
Contested Hearings and Settlement Conferences

8:30am Civil Case Management Conference, Order to Show Cause-Dismissals, Name Changes, Court Trials-Unlawful Detainer, Request for Restraining Orders: Civil Harassment, Elder Abuse and Workplace Violence, Civil Law & Motions, Claim of Exemptions/Order of Examinations, Minor Compromises & Request for Orders with DCSS Only

9:30am Ex-Parte Hearings
including Unlawful Detainers, Family Law, Guardianship, and Conservatorships

10:00am Small Claims Trial de Novo, Contested Hearing or Civil Settlement Conference

11:00am and 1:30pm
Contested Hearings and Settlement Conferences

8:30am Request for Order: Non-Custody/ Child Custody/ Visitation/Support, Domestic Violence Requests for Restraining Orders.

OSC Hearings: Contempt, Family Law Early Case Dispositions, Fee Waivers

9:30am Ex-Parte Hearings
including Unlawful Detainers, Family Law, Guardianship, and Conservatorships

10:00am, 11:00am and 1:30pm 

Contested Hearings and Settlement Conferences

8:30am Probate, Civil Law & Motion, Guardianships, Conservatorships, 
Declare Free from Custody Petitions

9:30am Ex-Parte Hearings including Unlawful Detainers, Family Law, Guardianship, and Conservatorships

10:00am 

1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursday Contested Hearings (set by the court)

4th Thursday
Adoptions 

11:00am Contested Hearings and Settlement Conferences

1st and 3rd Thursday

1:30pm W&I 6500 hearings- In Re: HOP

8:30am Request for Order: Non-Custody/ Child Custody/ Visitation/Support, Domestic Violence Requests for Restraining Orders.

OSC Hearings: Contempt, Family Law Early Case Dispositions, Fee Waivers and Case Management Conferences

9:30am Ex-Parte Hearings
including Unlawful Detainers, Family Law, Guardianship, and Conservatorships

10:00am, 11:00am and 1:30pm

Contested Hearings and Settlement Conferences

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