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Tentative Rulings

About Tentative Rulings

Several judicial officers provide tentative rulings on the Court’s website for the convenience of attorneys and parties. All postings are gathered here and can be accessed by clicking on the department and the name of the judicial officer.

Tentative rulings are typically posted by 3 PM on the day before the scheduled hearing date. They are available for 5 business days.

Local Rule 7.111

Prior to the day of the hearing, any civil department may issue a tentative ruling on any law and motion matter, in the sole discretion of the assigned judge.  If a tentative ruling is issued prior to the day of the hearing it will be issued in conformance with the tentative ruling procedures set forth in California Rules of Court, rule 3.1308 (a) (2). The tentative ruling, if any, will be available at the court’s website no later than 4:00 PM the day prior to the hearing.

This rule does not preclude posting a tentative ruling the day of the hearing pursuant to CRC Rule 3.1308(b), nor does it mandate a tentative ruling be issued on all law and motion matters.