Family Law Court Reporter Coverage
Due to budgetary constraints and effective immediately, court reporters will no longer be supplied by the court in any family law matter at any branch of the court in San Luis Obispo County. If you have paid any fees in advance to have a court reporter available, you may fill out a “Request for Refund”  form to receive a refund. Please feel free to contact the family law department at (805) 781-5706 should you have any questions.
Proposed changes to local rules of court eff. Jan 2015
Any comments should be sent to
SLO Superior Court, Attn: Michael Powell, Court Executive Officer, 1035 Palm St, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
PR 006 San Luis Obispo First and Final report of executor_administrator 
PR 008 Order Appointing Counsel for Conservatee 
PR 009 LPS Conservatorship Petition 
PR 010 LPS Conservatorship Doctor declaration 
PR 011 LPS Conservatorship Notice 
PR 012 LPS Conservatorship Proof of Service 
PR 013 LPS Conservatorship Citation 
PR 014 LPS Conservatorship Order 
PR 015 LPS Letters of Conservatorship 
PR 016 Petition for visitation - guardianship 
PR 017 Order for Visitation 
PR 018 Verification 
PR 019 Declaration of Diligent search 
PR 020 Objection 
PR 021 Notice to Franchise Tax Board 
PR 022 Notice to Department of Health 
PR 023 Notice to Victim's Compensation Board 
PR 024 Waiver of Bond 
PR 025 Petition for order to dispense with accounting 
Notice of FY2016-2017 Court Specific Allocations Approved by the Judicial Council at their June 24 and July 29, 2016 Meetings
At its July 29, 2016 meeting, the Judicial Council made 2016–2017 Trial Court Trust Fund (TCTF) and General Fund allocations to trial courts. Tab A provides a summary of each court’s recommended base and one-time allocations for 2016–2017.
The Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee’s report to the council provides helpful discussion and detail behind the allocations (Note: the report does not reflect all council actions as $6.9 million of the FY 2016–2017 TCTF Funds Held on Behalf of the Trial Courts allocation was made on June 24, 2016).
In addition, please note the following:
An additional $10.7 million in Proposition 47 workload funding will be distributed in January 2017 based solely on each court’s share of statewide petitions for resentencing and reclassification from April 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016.
The final reduction for fund balances above the 1% cap will likely occur in December 2016 based on courts’ final 2015–2016 year-end fund balance information.
Civil Case FAX-Filing is no longer being offered
Please consider E-Filing. See the announcement below.
Civil E-Filing is now available.
E-Filing is now available for all civil case types: Unlimited, Limited, Small Claims, Probate and Guardianships, Family Law, Family Support, Adoption and Mental Health. For more information please check here 
Alert - Notice to Public of “Notice to Appear in Court” Email Scam
If you receive an email purporting to be from a clerk of the court referencing a “Notice to Appear in Court”, please delete it immediately. Do not open any attachments, click on any links, or unsubscribe. Doing so may install the malware/virus onto your computer.
San Luis Obispo Superior will never email a Notice to Appear in Court to the public.
Superior Court of California
County of San Luis Obispo
1035 Palm Street, Room 385
Michael Powell San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Court Executive Officer (805) 781-5421
fax (805) 781-1159
CONTACT: Michael Powell, Court Executive Officer (805) 781-5421
STEVEN P. ALPERT v. CUESTA TITLE COMPANY, CV 098220
PUBLIC AND MEDIA SEATING
Due to building and courtroom configuration limitations, media and public seating will be extremely limited. Although the Court anticipates opening a media availability and interview area in the courthouse, creation of an overflow room for public viewing and listening is not possible.
Because there is an overwhelming demand to view this trial, seating is at a premium. Litigants and their counsel must be accommodated which leaves six gallery seats for the media and public.
Accordingly, a media pool reporting system will be in place for the trial. Three seats will be initially allocated to the media as follows: - one seat for print pool reporter, one for broadcast; internet and cable outlets, and one for radio outlets or wire services.
At 9:25 a.m., the Public Information Officer will ask media representatives to identify their respective pool members. If no pool member comes forward, that seat will be reallocated to the public. If seats remain unclaimed after the pool members and litigants to this trial have been accommodated, there will be a drawing for the vacant seats.
For more detailed information, contact 781-5421.
Memo - Designation of Complex Cases
DATE: August 8, 2012
Use of Court Reporters in Civil Matters
November 1, 2011
Use of Court Reporters in Civil Law Matters Due to inadequate funding caused by budget cutbacks, the Court regrets that it will no longer be able to provide court reporters in civil law matters. If you wish to have a matter reported, please make advance arrangements with any licensed reporter or reporting firm. The Court maintains a list of local reporters with court experience that is available upon request. This new policy will go into effect on Monday, November 14, 2011.
EZLegalFile to be Discontinued
Effective June 30, 2011, EZLegalFile will discontinue operations and go offline.
Please make every effort to complete and print your California court forms prior to this date. If you have previously completed forms that you wish to save, please print them for your records as this information will no longer be available for your use.
It has been our pleasure to provide the California public and the California Superior Courts with this award-winning service over the past ten years. Regrettably, ongoing reductions in court funding has necessitated that we discontinue this service. We would like to thank you for your past support in using the EZLegalFile service.
Notice To Forensic Evaluators
June 6, 2011 (updated from June 3 notice)
Compensation Rate Increase
Effective June 3, 2011, the flat fee rate for Penal Code Section 1026 and 1027 evaluations has been changed from a $300 flat rate to a $500 flat rate.
All orders for evaluations made prior to May 18, 2011 and billed before June 3, 2011 shall remain payable at the $300 flat fee rate. All orders for evaluation made after May 18, 2011 and billed after June 3, 2011 shall be paid $500 flat fee.
For further information, call (805) 781-5421.
Identity Theft Scam Alert
The San Luis Obispo Superior Court has become aware of telephone scams by identity thieves targeting members of the public. Identity thieves call, claiming to be court employees in need of personal information for jury service.
Similar scams have been reported recently in other California counties as well as other states. (See more details of a similar scam  at the Los Angeles Superior Court.)
We urge all members of the public to be aware of such scams and be careful whenever you reveal confidential information over the telephone.
The San Luis Obispo Superior Court does not – and will not – telephone jurors or potential jurors to ask for personal financial information.
What To Do
The Court suggests that you hang up on any caller who claims to be a court employee seeking your financial information.