SUPERIOR COURT OF ORANGE COUNTY - HEARING SCHEDULE
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 Dept  Civil
 Judges
 Noticed Motions
 Heard
 EX Partes Heard:  Telephonic Notice to
 Courtroom no later than:
 EX Parte Application
 Presented in Courtroom
 no later than:
C33 Crandall,
(657) 622-5233
L&M Thurs. 10AM. Tentative Rulings posted on Internet by 4:00 P.M. day prior to motion. Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date. MSJ

General Policies and Procedures 

Remote Video Appearance
M, T, W, & F, 9:00 a.m. Noon, day before Ex Parte Hearing 3:00 P.M. day before the Ex Parte hearing
C14 Dourbetas,
(657) 622-5214
Fri 9:30 A.M., *Note: Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date. MSJ are exempt from the mandatory 24 hour filing rule in this dept.Filing is per code.

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General Policies and Procedures 
M-TH 1:30 P.M. Must be E-Filed 12:00 P.M., day before Ex Parte hearing. Any party opposing the Ex Parte Application will make a telephonic call to the courtroom no later then 4:00 PM the day before the hearing. 1:30 P.M., day before Ex Parte hearing
N16 Gaffney,
(657) 622-5616
Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. Tentative Rulings posted by Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date.

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Remote Video Appearance
M – Th, 9:00 a.m. Reservation must be made with the department, and notice given to all parties, no later than 10 a.m., day before Ex Parte hearing. Filed by 12:00 p.m. Opposition papers due by 4:00 p.m. – Both court day before the hearing.
C11 Gastelum,
(657) 622-5211
Tuesday 2:00 p.m. Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date. NOTE: Motion for Summary Judgments for this department does not have the mandatory 24 hour filing rule.

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Remote Video Appearance
M-Th 1:30 p.m. Reservations Required for Ex Partes by Noon the day before Ex Parte hearing. Must be eFiled by 2:00 p.m. day before Ex Parte hearing, including all oppositions and replies. Courtesty copies required by 3:00 p.m. day before Ex Parte hearing.
C24 George,
(657) 622-5224
Motions will be heard Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date. Motions for Summary Judgment are exempt from the mandatory 24 hour filing rule.

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Remote Video Appearance
Monday -Thursday 1:30 PM Reservations Required for Ex partes by Noon the day before an Ex Parte Hearing 3:00 PM day before the Ex Parte Hearing
C31 Gooding,
(657) 622-5231
Motions will be heard Mondays at 1:30 P.M. Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date. Motions for Summary Judgment are exempt from the mandatory 24 hour filing rule.

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Remote Video Appearance
T-F, 8:45 A.M. Reservation Required for Ex Partes by Noon, day before Ex Parte Hearing E-Filing and Courtsey copy delivered to Courtroom no later than 2:00 P.M., the day before the Ex Parte hearing.
N17 Griffin,
(657) 622-5617
Mondays at 2:00 p.m. Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date. Courtesy copies of motions and their related documents are to be delivered to Dept. N17.

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Remote Video Appearance
Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are not required for Ex Partes 11:00 a.m. the day prior to the Ex Parte hearing. Courtesy copies required by 11:30 a.m. the day prior to the Ex Parte Hearing.
C16 Hoffer,
(657) 622-5216
Monday, 1:30 P.M. Tentative Rulings posted on Internet by 3:00 P.M. day prior to motion. Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date.

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Remote Video Appearance
M - F, 1:30 P.M. No later than noon day before Ex Parte hearing.
C18 Howard,
(657) 622-5218
Motions will be heard Thursdays at 1:30 P.M. Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date. In this department, Motions for Summary Judgment are exempt from the mandatory 24 hour filing rule.

Tentative Rulings

General Policies and Procedures 

Remote Video Appearance
M-F, 8:30 A.M. Noon, day before Ex Parte hearing 3:00 P.M., day before the Ex Parte hearing
C23 Hunt,
(657) 622-5223
Friday 1:30 P.M. This court routinely takes discovery motions under submission without oral argument and will rule on the papers.

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Remote Video Appearance
Monday - Friday, 1:30 P.M./Proposed Orders Required No Telephonic Notice to Department Noon, day before Ex Parte Hearing
C20 Hurwitz,
(657) 622-5220
Motions are heard on Wednesday at 1:30 P.M. Use the online reservation system to reserve a motion date.

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Remote Video Appearance
M - Th, 1:30 p.m. 12:00 P.M. day before Ex Parte hearing- Reservation must be made with courtroom prior to hearing being set E-filing and courtesy copy delivered to courtroom no later than 3:00 P.M. the day before the Ex Parte hearing.
W15 Lee,
(657) 622-5915
Motions are heard every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Please use the Court online reservation system to reserve a motion date.

General Policies and Procedures 

Stipulation to Allow Trial Judge to Conduct Settlement Conference 

Remote Video Appearance

Standing Trial Order and Trial Procedures for Jury Trial 
Heard Monday through Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Reservations must be made telephonically no later than 12:00 p.m. the day before. Papers must be electronically filed no later than 1:30 p.m. the day before. Noon, day before Ex Parte hearing 1:30 p.m. day before Ex Parte hearing
C25 Marks,
(657) 622-5225
Law & Motion will be heard Mondays at 10:00 am. Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date. Note: Motion for Summary Judgments for this department do not have the mandatory 24 hr filing rule. *Videoconferencing available

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Remote Video Appearance
M-TH 1:30 p.m. Reservation must be made with courtroom day before the hearing by noon. 3:00 p.m., day before the Ex Parte hearing
C13 McCormick,
(657) 622-5213
Motions are heard Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., except for motions to be relieved as counsel and applications to appear pro hac vice which are heard Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Electronic reservations are required; please use the court’s online reservation system

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Remote Video Appearance
M-Th 1:30 p.m. Noon the day before the ex parte hearing. A reservation must be made with the courtroom before the hearing is set. 3:00 p.m. the day before the ex parte hearing
C12 Melzer,
(657) 622-5212
Motions are heard every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Please use the Court online reservation system to reserve a motion date.

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General Policies and Procedures 

Civil Remote Hearing Rules 

Remote Video Appearance
Monday through Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Reservations must be made telephonically with the department no later than 10:00 a.m. the day before. Papers must be electronically filed no later than 12:00 the day before. 3:00 P.M., the day before the Ex Parte hearing.
N6 Salter,
(657) 622-5606
Thursday,1:30 p.m - Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date. *Video Conferencing is available.

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General Policies and Procedures 

Remote Video Appearance
Monday- Friday 11:45 am No Telephonc Notice to Department. If the request is unopposed, a stipulation to continue is preferred. 12:00 P.M. the day before the Ex Parte Hearing
VCC3 Schumann,
(714)371-9121


VCC3 Trial Guidelines 
C32 Schwarm,
(657) 622-5232
Tuesday, 9:00 A.M. Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date.

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Remote Video Appearance
M-Th, 8:30 A.M. Noon, day before Ex Parte hearing 2:00 P.M., day before Ex Parte hearing, courtesy copies due the day before by 3 P.M.
W2 Scott,
(657) 622-5902
Motions are heard Fridays, 10:00 A.M. Rulings posted on Thursdays. Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date. MSJ are exempt from the mandatory 24 hour filing rule in this dept. Filing is per code.

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OCBA Civility Guidelines 2020 

Remote Video Appearance
M.-.Th, 1:30 P.M. 10:00 am, day before Ex Parte hearing.Reservations must be made directly with the courtroom prior to hearing being set. 3:00 P.M., the day before the Ex Parte hearing. Courtesy copies in court are appreciated.
C21 Servino,
(657) 622-5221
Friday 10 AM. Tentative Rulings posted by 3pm on Thursday-Reservations required. Please visit on-line Reserve a Motion Date. MSJ and CCP 128.5 or 128.7 Sanctions Motions are exempt from the mandatory 24-Hr rule.

Tentative Rulings

General Policies and Procedures 

Remote Video Appearance
M-F 1:30 P.M. 12 pm day before Ex Parte hearing-Reservation must be made with courtroom prior to hearing being set. Ex Parte Applications shall be filed electronically by 3 pm day before Ex Parte Hearing. Courtesy copies in court are appreciated.
C15 Strickroth,
(657) 622-5215
Mondays at 1:45 p.m. Tentative Rulings posted on internet by 10:00 a.m. day of motion. Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date.

Tentative Rulings

General Policies and Procedures 

Remote Video Appearance
Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Reservations Required for Ex Partes by 10:00 a.m., day before Ex Parte hearing. Filed by 1:30 p.m. Opposition papers due by 3:00 p.m. – Both day before.
N15 Vu,
(657) 622-5615
Monday, 10:30 A.M. (Rulings posted on Internet 12:00, Friday prior to Monday hearing date)Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date.

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T - Fri, 9:00 A.M. 10:00 A.M., day before Ex Parte hearing 2:00 P.M., day before Ex Parte hearing with reservations required by 10:00am the day before.