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San Diego Superior Court Closed for Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19

June 5, 2024

The San Diego Superior Court will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of the courtwide holiday commemorating Juneteenth.

The public is urged to visit the Court’s website at sdcourt.ca.gov to handle traffic tickets or obtain court information. 

Court Services Update

Civil Division Case Management System Transition - Online Services Outage July 3-8

June 3, 2024

The Civil Division of the San Diego Superior Court will transition from CCMS V-3 to the Odyssey case management system over the Independence Day holiday weekend. This will impact multiple case types, including Civil, Family, Juvenile Adoptions, Probate, Small Claims, and Traffic, and will require certain online systems to be unavailable after the close of business on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, until Monday, July 8, 2024.  

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San Diego Superior Court Closed Monday, May 27, 2024

May 14, 2024

The San Diego Superior Court will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of the courtwide holiday commemorating Memorial Day.

The public is urged to visit the Court’s website at sdcourt.ca.gov to handle traffic tickets or obtain court information. 

 

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San Diego Superior Court Closed on Monday, April 1

March 18, 2024

The San Diego Superior Court will be closed on Monday, April 1, 2024, in observance of the courtwide holiday commemorating Cesar Chavez Day.

The public is urged to visit the Court’s website at sdcourt.ca.gov to handle traffic tickets or obtain court information. 

Judge Keri Katz

San Diego Superior Court Judge Keri G. Katz Retires

March 8, 2024

The Honorable Keri G. Katz recently completed her last day on the Superior Court bench, after providing dedicated service to the San Diego legal community for over 37 years. Judge Katz began her legal career in 1987 as a deputy city attorney with the San Diego City Attorney’s Office. Since then, she has enjoyed every single day working on behalf of San Diegans as an attorney, superior court commissioner, and judge.

Court Services Update

San Diego Superior Court to Offer In-Person Assistance for Small Claims Litigants

March 4, 2024

Effective March 12, the San Diego Superior Court’s Small Claims Legal Advisory (SCLA) will resume in-person assistance for small claims litigants to explain court procedures and help with properly completing court forms in a new clinic space at the Hall of Justice. 

Judge Patricia Garcia

San Diego Superior Court Judge Patricia Garcia Retires

February 29, 2024

The Honorable Patricia Garcia recently completed 24 years on the San Diego Superior Court bench, serving as a Superior Court judge since her appointment in 2003, and as a Family Court commissioner from 2000-2003. 

Torrey Pines High School - 2024 Mock Trial Winners

Torrey Pines High School Wins 18th Annual San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition

February 28, 2024

Torrey Pines High School’s Mock Trial team topped 37 other San Diego County high school teams to win the annual legal competition. The San Diego County Mock Trial program provides high school students with the opportunity to experience the legal field in courtrooms rather than classrooms. The student teams take on the roles of lawyers and witnesses facing off on a hypothetical case in front of actual state and federal judges.

North County Courthouse

“Youth in Court Day” Returns to North County Courthouse

February 26, 2024

The San Diego Superior Court’s North County Courthouse will host 750 students for Youth in Court Day to talk about modern issues and their legal consequences. Following a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, the popular event returns for its 20th edition on Friday, March 1, 2024. The event is sponsored by the North County Division of the San Diego Superior Court in conjunction with the North County Bar Association and The Lawyer Referral Service.

Mock trial competition view from behind witness stand

18th Annual San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition Brings Nearly 750 Students to Court

February 20, 2024

The 18th Annual San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition fielded a record number of competitors with local high school students arguing a realistic criminal trial scenario. 

Juvenile Dependency Town Hall - CFWB

San Diego Superior Court to Host Virtual Town Hall on the Child and Family Well-Being Department

January 30, 2024

The San Diego Superior Court will host the third installment of its Juvenile Court-focused virtual town hall webinar series on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Executives from the Child and Family Well-Being (CFWB) Department within the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) will discuss the new CFWB and resources, supports, and services offered to children and families. By focusing on equity, prevention, and supporting working families, CFWB seeks to provide families with the support they need before foster care becomes a necessary intervention.

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San Diego Superior Court Closed February 12 & 19, 2024

January 30, 2024

The San Diego Superior Court will be closed on Monday, February 12 and Monday, February 19, 2024, in observance of the statewide holidays commemorating Lincoln’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day.

The public is urged to visit the Court’s website at sdcourt.ca.gov to handle traffic tickets or obtain court information.

Court Services Update

San Diego Superior Court Announces Planned Maintenance of Odyssey Case Management System - Friday, Jan. 26 - Sunday, Jan. 28

January 24, 2024

The San Diego Superior Court's Odyssey case management system (Family & Small Claims ROA; Odyssey e-Filing, Small Claims & Unlawful Detainer Exhibit Upload applications) will not be available due to maintenance beginning Friday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. through Sunday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m.

The court's main website and other applications are not affected by this maintenance.

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San Diego Superior Court Closed Monday, January 15, 2024

January 4, 2024

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. statewide holiday, the San Diego Superior Court will close all courtrooms and business offices on Monday, January 15, 2024.

The public is urged to visit the Court’s website at sdcourt.ca.gov to handle traffic tickets or obtain court information. 

 

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San Diego Superior Court Closed Monday, December 25, 2023 and Monday, January 1, 2024

December 11, 2023

In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day statewide holidays, the San Diego Superior Court will close all courtrooms and business offices on Monday, December 25, 2023 and Monday, January 1, 2024.

All courtrooms and business offices will provide normal business hours on the days surrounding the holidays.

The public is urged to visit the Court’s website at sdcourt.ca.gov to handle traffic tickets or obtain court information.

Jury Duty Scam Alert

San Diego Superior Court Warns Public about Scams

December 7, 2023

The San Diego Superior Court has received complaints about individuals trying to scam members of the public by pretending to be court officers or officials.

Website maintenance

San Diego Superior Court Announces Planned Website Closure on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023

November 28, 2023

The San Diego Superior Court website (sdcourt.ca.gov) will not be available due to maintenance on Saturday, December 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The website closure will affect all San Diego Superior Court webpages and applications.

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San Diego Superior Court Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 9, 2023

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the San Diego Superior Court will close all courtrooms and business offices on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2023.

The public is urged to visit the Court’s website at sdcourt.ca.gov to handle traffic tickets or obtain court information. 

Grand Jury applications open through January 12, 2024

San Diego Superior Court Looking for New Civil Grand Jury Applicants

November 1, 2023

The San Diego Superior Court is now seeking dedicated residents with sound judgment from throughout the county to serve on the 2024-2025 San Diego County Civil Grand Jury. The Civil Grand Jury investigates citizen complaints and performs its traditional function as a “watchdog” over government agencies. It does not conduct criminal investigations.

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San Diego Superior Court Closed Friday, November 10, 2023

October 27, 2023

In observance of the Veterans Day statewide holiday, the San Diego Superior Court will close all courtrooms and business offices on Friday, November 10, 2023.

The public is urged to visit the Court’s website at sdcourt.ca.gov to handle traffic tickets or obtain court information.