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Public Asked to Report to Original Court Facilities

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on July 17, 2017 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

NEWS RELEASE

Superior Court Diverts Public

From New Central Courthouse

Public Asked to Report to Original Court Facilities


Because of the delay in the opening of its New Central Courthouse, The San Diego Superior Court is asking those scheduled to appear at the new facility (1100 Union Street) to report to the older courthouses that contain the services they seek. Starting Monday, July 17th, the date court officials said the building services would begin, the Court will set up tables and staff to divert those who may not get word that the facility is not yet open. Litigants involved in Family and Probate cases will be asked to return to the old Family (1555 Sixth Avenue) and Probate (1409 Fourth Avenue) courthouses. The following week, those with Criminal cases that were assigned to the new facility will be asked to return to the Central Courthouse at 220 West Broadway. Potential jurors will be directed to Jury Services at the Hall of Justice (330 West Broadway), if they show up at the new courthouse.

“We have worked hard over the past few weeks to reach out to those who have cases or jury service assigned to the new central courthouse but we know that some people may not get the word. We are doing all we can to ensure we don’t inconvenience the public as they try to conduct their court business,” says Michael Roddy the Court’s Executive Officer.

The decision to delay the move was made because of the need for additional testing of the fire-life system in the 71-courtroom, 704,000 square foot facility. No set date has been given to restart the move process although it’s estimated operations can begin transferring services in early Fall.

Judicial Officer Moves- New Central Courthouse (1100 Union Street)

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on June 7, 2017 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)


2017 Judicial Officer Moves—New Central Courthouse (1100 Union Street)

Please note the Judicial Assignments for the relocation of your case to the new courthouse.

Judicial Officer / From Dept /T o Dept / Effective date

Commissioner White / F1 / 601 / July 17

Judge Camarena / F2 / 602 / July 17

Judge Katz / F3 / 701 / July 17

Judge Rosenstein / F4 / 703 / July 17

Judge Guerrero / F5 / 704 / July 17

Judge Link / F6/  604 / July 17

Judge Braner / F8 / 603 / July 17

Judge Parker / F9 / 702 / July 17

Commissioner Wertheimer / 42/  804 / July 24

Commissioner McLaughlin 43 803 July 24

Commissioner Roberts / 44 / 802 / July 24

Judge Berry / 45 / 801 / July 24

Judge Oberholtzer / 5 / 901 / July 31

Judge Jessop / 41 / 902 / July 31


PUBLIC NOTICE: CLOSURE OF COURTHOUSE BUILDINGS

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on June 5, 2017 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Superior Court of California

County of San Diego

CENTRAL COURTHOUSE

220 WEST BROADWAY

PO BOX 122724

SAN DIEGO CA 92112-2724

May 12, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE

CLOSURE OF COURTHOUSE BUILDINGS (FAMILY COURT AND MADGE BRADLEY)/TRANSFER OF OPERATIONS


Pursuant to Government Code § 68106 and Rule 10.620 of the California Rules of Court, the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, is providing over 60 days’ notice that it will be closing the Family Court Building at 1555 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 and the Madge Bradley building at 1409 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (including both business operations and courtrooms), and transferring the operations therein to the new San Diego Central Courthouse at 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (the “Central Courthouse”;). The Family Court Building, which currently houses courtrooms F-1 to F-6, will close at 3:30 p.m. on July 12, 2017. The Madge Bradley building, which currently houses courtrooms F-8, F-9 and PC-1, PC-2, and PC-3 will close at 5:00 p.m. on July 12, 2017.


Family and Probate court operations and hearings in Family and Probate cases will resume on July 17, 2017 in the new Central Courthouse at 1100 Union Street. Effective that same date, all probate case filings, and filings for family cases pending in the Central venue district, must be made in the new Central Courthouse.


Also moving from the Family Court and Madge Bradley Buildings and reopening in the new Central Courthouse at 1100 Union Street beginning July 17, 2017 will be Family Court services, Family Law Facilitator services, the Domestic Violence Restraining Orders clinic operated by the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, and the Children’s Waiting Room.


These actions are due to the completion of the building project to construct the new Central Courthouse.


The Court is inviting public comment on this change prior to implementation. To ensure prompt review and consideration, comments should be submitted electronically through the Court’s website at www.sdcourt.ca.gov (click on “Invitation to Comment”;). For those without easy internet access, comments may be mailed to: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 220 W. Broadway, Executive Office, San Diego, CA 92101, attention Michael Roddy, Court Executive Officer.


MICHAEL M. RODDY

Executive Officer

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Superior Court of California, Family Law JUDICIAL REASSIGNMENT

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on January 4, 2017 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Notice Date: December 30, 2016

JUDICIAL REASSIGNMENT CENTRAL DIVISION, FAMILY LAW

Effective Friday, January 27, 2017 Judge Pamela M. Parker will be assigned to Department F-9, Central Family Law Department located at 1409 4th Avenue, San Diego

Cases previously assigned to Judge Cindy D. Davis will be reassigned to Judge Pamela M. Parker in Department F-9.


 

Effective Monday, January 30, 2017 Judge Daniel F. Link will be assigned to Department F-6, Central Family Law Department located at 1555 6 th Avenue, San Diego.

Unless identified otherwise, cases previously assigned to Judge Patricia Guerrero will be reassigned to Judge Daniel F. Link in Department F-6.

 


Effective Monday, January 30, 2017 Judge Patricia Guerrero will be assigned to Department F-5, Central Family Law Department located at 1555 6th Avenue, San Diego on Monday, January 30, 2017.

Cases previously assigned to Judge Maureen F. Hallahan will be reassigned to Judge Patricia Guerrero in Department F-5.


 

Notice Date: December 29, 2016

JUDICIAL REASSIGNMENT EAST COUNTY DIVISION, FAMILY LAW

Effective Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Judge Tilisha T. Martin will be assigned to Department 5, East County Division Family Law Department located at 250 East Main Street, El Cajon.

Cases previously assigned to Judge Robert O. Amador will be reassigned to Judge Tilisha T. Martin in Department 5.


 

Notice Date: December 29, 2016

JUDICIAL REASSIGNMENT SOUTH COUNTY DIVISION, FAMILY LAW

Effective Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Judge Sharon L. Kalemkiarian will be assigned to Department 17.

Cases previously assigned to Judge Esteban Hernandez will be reassigned to Judge Kalemkiarian.


 

Effective Monday, January 30, 2017 Judge John B. Scherling will be assigned to Department 6, South County Division.

Cases previously assigned to Judge Albert T. Harutunian will be reassigned to Judge Scherling.


 

Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 170.6(a) (2), peremptory challenges are due within 15 days after notice of the case reassignment, or if the party has not yet appeared in the action, then within 15 days after the appearance.

 

NEWS RELEASE - Family Court Moves To Imaged Files

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on November 15, 2016 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

NEWS RELEASE

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA  COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO

Post Office Box 120128 San Diego, CA 92112-0128

Release: Immediately Contact: Karen Dalton

Date: 10/13/16 Phone: (619) 450-5353

San Diego Superior Court’s

Family Court Moves To Imaged Files


Electronic Documents Become Official Record on October 17th More than a year after implementing a new Family Law case management system, the Superior Court is set to designate imaged Family Court documents as the official Court record. All newly initiated cases filed on or after August 24, 2015 have been imaged, created into an electronic file, and will be the official Court record effective October 17, 2016. Those cases filed prior to August 24, 2015 will remain on paper at this time and titled as “legacy cases”.


With the new case management system, access to Family Court files will become easier. For example, Family Law cases will be accessible for public viewing via kiosks located at all Family Law Court locations. (Confidential cases and documents will not be available at the kiosks. The public must speak with the clerk concerning access to those files.) The public will be able to print copies of imaged Family Court documents, and retrieve them at the business office counter, after paying the clerk $.50/page.


“We continually strive to provide better access to our services for those involved in our Family Court cases. The imaging of case files is a critical part of our efforts. The availability of Family Court files electronically allows parties and their attorneys to view and obtain copies of Superior Court of California, County of San Diego documents in imaged cases without waiting in long lines in the business offices and reviewing cumbersome paper files to find the documents or court dates they need. We are grateful for the new imaging system and believe that it will help all parties navigate the system and obtain information more quickly and easily,” says Judge Maureen Hallahan, Supervising Judge of the Family Court.


One can determine if a Family Law case has been imaged, and turned into an electronic file, by conducting a case search on any computer. The word [IMAGED] will appear in the case title of the search results. To view the imaged file, one must use kiosks located at San Diego Family Court facilities.


The Court began implementation of the Tyler Technologies’ case management system in August 24, 2015 as it moved from an obsolete DOS-based operating system that was difficult to maintain and could not to be effectively updated.


This transition to a new computer program marks the first significant improvement in the San Diego Superior Court Family Law case management system in more than twenty years.

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RECENT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE IN SAN DIEGO

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on October 31, 2016 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Attorney disbarments, suspensions and probations in San Diego, California over the past six months (Through October 2016).

*This may not be a complete list and accuracy is not guaranteed. Please check the status of individual attorneys on the California State Bar Association website at: Calbar.gov. For a complete list of recent disciplinary actions against licensed attorneys for October 2016 please visit: http://www.calbarjournal.com/October2016/AttorneyDiscipline/Disbarments.aspx

 


October 2016

DISBARMENT

• Christopher Ramos Macaraeg, San Diego

• Angela Elizabeth Mueller, San Diego

• Andrew William Quinn, San Diego

 

SUSPENSION

• Cari Donahue, Oceanside

• Sharon Marie Drew, San Diego

• Beryl Dean Droegemueller, Vista

• Robert Sibilia, Oceanside

• Todd Albert Warshof, San Diego

 

PROBATION

• None

 

PUBLIC REPROVAL

• None

 


September 2016

DISBARMENT

• None

 

SUSPENSION

• Joseph Darrell Palmer, Carlsbad

• Manuel Luis Ramirez, San Diego

 

PROBATION

• None

 

PUBLIC REPROVAL

• None

 


August 2016

DISBARMENT

• None

 

SUSPENSION

• Kirsten Andelman, Poway

• George Harvey Bye, San Diego

• Richard Medina, San Diego

• Richard Henry Wagner, San Diego

 

PROBATION

• Lawrence Theodore Osuch, Poway

 

PUBLIC REPROVAL

None

 


July 2016

DISBARMENT

• John Douglass Jennings, Jr., San Diego

• Jessica Marie Vienna, San Diego

• James Joseph Warner, San Diego

 

SUSPENSION

• Sean Enrique O’Keefe, San Diego

• Bruce Howard Sobel, San Diego

 

PROBATION

• Nicholas Andrew Konoske, San Diego

 

PUBLIC REPROVAL

• Douglas Dale Holthaus, San Diego

 

June 2016

DISBARMENT

• Kenneth Matthew Cooke, San Diego

• Edward Medina, San Diego

 

SUSPENSION

• None

 

PROBATION

• None

 

PUBLIC REPROVAL

• None


 

May 2016

DISBARMENT

• Oscar Arturo Ruiz deChavez, Chula Vista

• Eric Francis Fagan, Chula Vista

• Joseph Giovanazzi, Vista

• Edward John Peckham, San Diego

 

SUSPENSION

• Lyndsey Michelle Heller, Carlsbad

• Ronny Mor, San Diego

• Randall Curtis Sterling, San Diego

• James Patrick Stoneman II, Claremont

 

PROBATION

• None

 

PUBLIC REPROVAL

• None


Rivka Israel Esq.

Family Legal Ease

3200 Fourth Ave, Ste 201

San Diego, CA 92103

858-487-3279

 


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