Notice of How to Appear Remotely

Beginning May 4, 2020, all Civil Departments will resume hearings for all Case Management Conferences, Law and Motion matters, Settlement Conferences and Ex Parte matters.  Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the Orders of the Governor, the Orders of the Chief Justice, and the Orders of the Presiding Judge of San Joaquin County, all civil hearings will be held remotely by telephone or videoconference, no in-person appearances will be allowed. To conduct a remote appearance, follow the instructions below.  There are dedicated conference bridge lines for each civil department (see below).  Call into dedicated conference bridge lines at the time set for the hearing.

To attend the remote hearing: Call into (209) 992-5590, then follow the prompts and use the Bridge # and Pin # for the Department where your case is to be heard:

Dept. 10A (Judge Abdallah): Bridge #: 6938; Pin # 3784

Dept. 10B (Judge Holly):  Bridge # 6939; Pin # 3892

Dept 10C (Judge Lee):  Bridge # 6937; Pin # 6822

Dept 10D (Judge Kronlund): Bridge # 6940; Pin # 3782

Dept. 11B (Judge Ross): Bridge # 6941; Pin #  5564

For Case Management Conferences and Further Case Management Conferences:  The courtroom clerk will make announcements and the Judge will call the calendar.  Please mute your phones when they are not speaking, and remember to unmute your phone when you are speaking. For Law and Motion Matters:  Tentative rulings for Law and Motion will be posted electronically by 1:30 p.m. the day before the hearing.  Any party wishing to contest or argue the tentative ruling must email the court at that they intend to appear remotely no later than 4:00 PM on the day before the scheduled hearing.  The Department, Case Number, Case Name, and party’s name must be in the header of the email.  The email must include the Department, Case Number, Case Name, Motion, party’s name, and email, date and time of the hearing, issues they plan to argue, and that they have informed the opposing party.  The party must also notify affected counsel, or unrepresented parties, that they intend to appear, no later than 4:00 PM on the day before the scheduled hearing.  Unless the Court and opposing counsel have been notified, the tentative ruling shall become the ruling of the Court without oral argument. At this time, we are not able to provide information over the phone.  To communicate with the Courtroom Clerk of the Civil department to which your case is assigned, please email questions to, indicating in the title of the email the Department, Case Number, Case Name, and party’s name. The Courtroom Clerk assigned to the department handling your case will return your email. To ensure the Court has your most recent contact information, if you have not already done so, please register your email address and mobile number on the Court’s website under Online Services, Attorney Registration.  (You do not have to be an attorney to register.) All of the Civil judges of the Court thank you for your cooperation, assistance, patience, and flexibility as we maneuver around the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.