Court proceedings and trials generally begin in court at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 4:30 p.m. For specific department calendar schedules, see the list of current department assignments. The Clerk’s Offices are open for business at each location from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Phone support are supported from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Courtroom clerks may be reached in their courtrooms from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Court Holiday Schedule for 2020 follows. The Courts and the Clerk’s Offices will be closed on the following dates:
|Wed, January 1||New Year’s Day **|
|Mon, January 20||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day|
|Wed, February 12||Lincoln’s Birthday**|
|Mon, February 17||President’s Day|
|Tue, March 31||Cesar Chavez Day|
|Mon, May 25||Memorial Day|
|Fri, July 3||Independence Day|
|Mon, September 7||Labor Day|
|Mon, October 12||Columbus Day|
|Wed, November 11||Veteran’s Day**|
|Thu, November 26||Thanksgiving Day|
|Fri, November 27||Day After Thanksgiving|
|Fri, December 25||Christmas Day|
** Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 1.11, when a judicial holiday specified by Code of Civil Procedure, Section 135 falls on Sunday, the courts shall observe the holiday on the following Monday. When a judicial holiday specified by Code of Civil Procedure, Section 135 falls on a Saturday, the courts shall observe the holiday on the preceding Friday.