SUPERIOR COURT OF ORANGE COUNTY - HEARING SCHEDULE
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 Dept  Civil
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 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's for this dept doesn't have mandatory 24hr filing rule.

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
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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General Policies and Procedures 

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
C32 Gooding,
(657) 622-5232
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
M-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.
C42 Hoffer,
(657) 622-5242
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 9:00 A.M.(Friday 1:30 P.M. effective 1/17/2020). 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 - T, 1:30 p.m. Friday at 9:00 AM 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
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 3 p.m. the day before with a courtesy copy delivered to the department. Noon, day before Ex Parte hearing 3 p.m. day before Ex Parte hearing with a courtesy copy delivered to department the day before
C26 Lewis,
(657) 622-5226
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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Remote Video Appearance
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.
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 of Record and Pro Hac Vice Applications which are heard Thursdays at 10:00 A.M. Electronic Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date.

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General Policies and Procedures 

Remote Video Appearance
M-Th 1:30 P.M. Noon, day before Ex Parte Hearing. Reservation must be made with the courtroom prior to hearing being set. 3:00 P.M. Day before 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.
C14 Moss,
(657) 622-5214
Fri 9:00 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. *Videoconferencing is available as of June 1, 2015.

Tentative Rulings

Remote Video Appearance
M-F 8:30 A.M. Must be E-Filed 11:30 A.M., day before Ex Parte hearing. No telephonic notice to department. 2:00 P.M., day before 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 
W8 Schwarm,
(657) 622-5908
Tuesday, 1:30 P.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
Mondays, 2:00 P.M. Rulings posted on Fridays. 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 10:00 A.M. Tentative Rulings posted by 3 pm on Thursday-Reservations required. Please visit on-line Reserve a Motion Date. Motions for Summary Judgment are exempt from the mandatory 24-hour rule.

Tentative Rulings

General Policies and Procedures 

Remote Video Appearance
M-F 1:30 P.M. 12:00 p.m. 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.
N15 Slaughter,
(657) 622-5615
Wednesdays at 10:00 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 - F, 8:45 A.M. Not Required - Receipt of Ex Parte papers constitutes notice to the Court 2:00 P.M., Day Before Ex Parte hearing
C34 Zeltzer,
657-622-5234
Mondays at 1:30 pm. Tentative Rulings posted on Internet by 5:00 PM one day prior to motion. Reservations required, please visit our on-line Reserve a Motion Date.

Tentative Rulings

General Policies and Procedures 

Stipulation to Allow Trial Judge to Conduct Settlement Conference 

Remote Video Appearance
Monday through Thursday at 1:30 pm 12:00 PM, day before Ex Parte Hearing 3:00 PM the day before the Ex Parte hearing