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2017 Judicial Assignments
JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017

Judge Barry T. LaBarbera will be the Presiding Judge for 2017. Judge Ginger E. Garrett will be the Assistant Presiding Judge and act as Presiding Judge in Judge LaBarbera’s absence. The following are the assignments effective January 1, 2017:

CRIMINAL TEAM

Judge Jacquelyn H. Duffy, Team Leader, Department 1
Judge Dodie A. Harman, Department 3
Judge Gayle L. Peron, Department 5
Judge John A. Trice, Department 6
Judge Craig van Rooyen, Department 7
Assigned Judge, Department 8
Assigned Judge Michael L. Duffy, Department 10
Judge Linda D. Hurst, 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 3, 8:25 a.m., Fri.
Behavioral Treatment Court/ATCC
Department 5, 9:00 a.m. Fri.
Veterans Treatment Court
Department 6, 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.
Department 5 1:30 p.m. Tues.
Department 6 1:30 p.m. Thurs.
Department 7 1:30 p.m. Mon.
Department 8 1:30 p.m. Wed.
Department 10 1:30 p.m. 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
Qawi Hearings
Department 10 8:00 a.m. 3rd Fri.
Parole Revocation Hearings
Department 10 10:00 a.m. 3rd Fri.

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
Misd
Felony
Judge Set Only
All Criminal Calendars
Judge Harman 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/

Drug Court
Judge Peron D5
Misd
Felony
Judge Set Only
Felony
BHTC/
ATCC

Judge Trice D6
Veteran’s Court
Felony

Misd
Felony

Judge Set Only

Judge van Rooyan D7
Felony
Judge Set
Only
Felony
Misd
Judge Set Only

Judge Vacancy D8
Felony
Judge Set Only
Felony
Misd
Judge Set Only

Judge Duffy D10
Misd

Felony
Judge Set Only
Felony
Judge Set Only
Qawi 3r Fri.

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 Charles S. Crandall, Team Leader – SLO Department 9
Judge Barry T. LaBarbera, SLO Department 2
Assigned Judge, 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 2017.

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.
9:00 a.m. Fri. in SLO – Dept. 10

9:30 a.m. Fri. in SLO – Dept. 10
10:00 a.m. Fri. in SLO – Dept. 10

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. Tues.

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

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 p.m. Mon.
Mediation/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
Team Leader, Judge Ginger Garrett, SLO – Department 4
Judge Rita Federman, Paso Robles, Department P-1
Commissioner Erin Childs, SLO – Department 11
San Luis Obispo – Dept. 4 – Judge Garrett

Monday
Garrett
Tuesday
Garrett
D11- Wednesday
Garrett
Thursday
Garrett
Friday
Garrett
8:30
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 – Depart. 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 Wednesday Clerk set
Dept. 4
Trials/Mediation
Status Conference
3rd Thursday
Court Set
Trials/Mediation

Paso Robles – Dept. P1 – Judge Federman

Monday
Federman
Tuesday
Federman
Wednesday
Federman
Thursday
Federman
Friday
Federman
8:30
Ex parte
Ex parte
Ex parte
Judge Set Only
Ex parte
9:00
Trials/Mediation

Trials/Mediation

Trials/Mediation

RFO Calendar

Trials/Mediation
12:00
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
1:30
Trials/Mediation
1st Mon Status – Court Set
3rd Mon Status –
Clerk Set
DV Calendar
Trials/Mediation
To be heard in Paso Hearing Room
Trials/Mediation

Trials/Mediation

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 Charles S. Crandall
Judge Ginger E. Garrett
Dodie A. Harman (Alternate)

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

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