Public Notice: San Joaquin County Superior Court Seeks Public Comment re FY 2022-2023 Proposed Budget

Pursuant to Government Code section 68511.7, the Superior Court of California, County of
San Joaquin is providing the public with notice and opportunity for comment prior to
adoption of the trial court’s Proposed Baseline Budget Plan for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

The Court will accept written comments on the Proposed Baseline Budget Plan (attached)
through 5 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022. Per Government Code section 68511.7(d), the
Court is not obligated to provide responses to the comments received. Please submit your
comments electronically to or by mail to:

Stephanie Bohrer
Assistant Court Executive Officer
180 E. Weber Ave., Ste. 1306E
Stockton, CA 95202

The proposed budget will be adopted by the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court five (5)
business days following the posting of this notice.


National Adoption Day

NOVEMBER 19, 2022, 9 a.m.

Stockton Courthouse – Jury Assembly Room

180 E. Weber Ave., Stockton, CA

Stockton, CA — On Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 9 a.m., the Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin, will host National Adoption Day with San Joaquin County Human Services Agency,  Wayfinder Family Services Lilliput, Triad Family Services, Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, and Project Linus. This year’s event will celebrate and finalize adoptions for 27 families and 36 children.

This event will be presided over by Judges Barbara A. Kronlund, Anthony P. Lucaccini, Michael D. Coughlan and Erin Guy-Castillo and will begin with a brief welcome and introduction. Also, a couple adoptive families will share their own personal story.

Upon reflection of this eventful day, Judge Erin Guy-Castillo said, “The Court is honored to again host this special event filled with love, warmth, and gratitude.  Our County is better because of the people who step up and help children in their time of need.”

Volunteers from the court and agencies participate in this special day by working together to celebrate the joys of adoption and encourage more families and individuals to give children permanent families through adoption.

National Adoption Day has been celebrated across the nation on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and to raise awareness of the more than 113,000 children and youth in foster care waiting to find a permanent and loving family. Over the past 23 years, the nationwide collective effort of judges, lawyers, court staff, foster professionals, child advocates, sheriff personnel, and many others has made the dreams of over 75,000 children and youth come true by working on this one special day to finalize adoptions for children and youth in foster care.

For your convenience, here is information regarding the event:
– Begins at 9:00 a.m., Jury Assembly Room 12th floor
– Court opens to families at 8:15 a.m.
– Welcome/Introduction: Judges Barbara A. Kronlund, Anthony P. Lucaccini, Michael D. Coughlan and Erin Guy-Castillo
– Stockton Courthouse – 180 E. Weber Ave., Stockton, CA
– Members of the public and press are invited to attend court in person. Press interested in recording court proceedings via TV camera and recorder, still camera, and/or audio must complete required paperwork. Please send requests to


Jonathan W. Fattarsi Appointed to San Joaquin County Superior Court Bench

Judge Jonathan W. Fattarsi

Stockton, CA — The San Joaquin County Superior Court is pleased to announce Governor Newsom’s interim appointment of judge-elect Jonathan W. Fattarsi as a Judge. Judge Fattarsi was elected to the bench by the voters of San Joaquin County during the primary election this past June. The Governor’s appointment allows him to immediately assume the position he was otherwise elected to begin in January 2023.

Judge Fattarsi served as a Commissioner at the San Joaquin County Superior Court since 2019 before his appointment as Judge. Judge Fattarsi came to the bench with extensive criminal law experience. He began his work for the San Joaquin County Public Defender’s Office in 2005, including as a deputy public defender and a supervisor. In thirteen years of practice, he has handled a wide variety of cases from misdemeanors to complex criminal cases.

Judge. Fattarsi was admitted to the California State Bar in June 2004. He received his Juris Doctorate from Santa Barbara College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from California State University, Stanislaus.

“I am truly honored to have been elected by the people of this community and to have this appointment from Governor Newsom. I look forward to serving San Joaquin County as a Superior Court Judge,” said Judge Fattarsi.

Judge Fattarsi fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Richard Giuliani.



Starting November 1, 2022, Municipal Services Bureau (MSB) will no longer be accepting payments for court ordered debt.  Payments are to be made directly to the Court.  During this transition, the Court is providing MSB clients a one-time 60-day grace period to make their current payment. No late fees will be charged to MSB clients during November and December 2022.  

MSB clients need to continue making their agreed upon monthly payments. Checks, money orders or cashier’s checks should be made payable to San Joaquin County Superior Court.  

If submitting payment by mail, please send check, cashier check or money order (NO CASH) to:

San Joaquin County Superior Court, 180 E. Weber Ave, Suite 203, Stockton, CA  95202

If making a payment in person, you can pay with cash, credit, debit, check, cashier check or money order.