All Western Slope civil filings subject to the provisions of the Trial Court Delay Reduction Act, writs of mandate or prohibition, civil harassment restraining orders, small claims appeals, probate, and conservatorships shall be filed at 3321 Cameron Park Dr., Cameron Park, CA 95682. All of the mentioned filings shall be automatically assigned upon filing to Commissioner Gary S. Slossberg, Department 9, for all purposes. This assignment shall apply to all pretrial matters and trial.
All Western Slope guardianships shall be filed at 295 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667. All of the mentioned filings shall be automatically assigned to Department 8, for all purposes. This assignment shall apply to all pretrial matters and trial.
South Lake Tahoe
All South Lake Tahoe civil filings subject to the provisions of the Trial Court Delay Reduction Act and probate shall be filed at 1354 Johnson Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. All of the mentioned filings shall be automatically assigned upon filing to Judge Michael J. McLaughlin, Department 4, for all purposes. This assignment shall apply to all pretrial matters and trial.
Civil and probate tentative rulings will be posted to this website after 2:00p.m. on the day before the hearing date.
- Department 1 - Criminal
- Department 2 - Criminal
- Department 3 - Civil / Criminal
- Department 4 - Civil / Criminal / Family / Juvenile / Probate
- Department 5 - Family Law
- Department 6 - Misc assigned hearings
- Department 7 - Criminal / Traffic
- Department 8 - Guardianship / Juvenile
- Department 9 - Civil / Conservatorship / Probate
- Department 10 - Civil
- Department 11 - Misc Assigned Hearings
- Department 12 - Civil / Family / Traffic
Law and Motion Tentative Ruling Appearances
No appearances are necessary unless the tentative ruling states that appearances are required. If the ruling requires appearances, telephonic appearances are permitted unless the ruling indicates that personal appearances are required.
If a telephonic appearance has been permitted by the ruling or otherwise authorized by the Court, the telephonic appearance may be arranged through the Court’s vCourt telephonic appearance system which you can access here: Telephonic Appearances
Request Oral Argument
No oral argument will be permitted unless counsel has read the full text of the tentative ruling. Any party objecting to the tentative ruling and requesting oral argument must notify the Court by 4:00 PM on the day prior to the hearing by calling the Court Department where the matter is scheduled to be heard. For West Slope Civil hearings call: 530-621-6551 for West Slope Family Law hearings call: 530-621-6725 for South Lake Tahoe hearings call: 530-573-3042. Parties objecting to the tentative ruling shall also notify all parties of the objection and the intent to appear and argue by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the hearing. If you are requesting oral argument regarding the tentative ruling, you must either appear in person or telephonically.
Oral argument will generally be permitted only where the ruling sustains a demurrer without leave to amend, rulings on motions for summary judgment or summary adjudication, rulings dismissing an action, writ petitions, default prove-ups, or rulings in which sanctions have been imposed.
Argument on discovery motions is ordinarily not permitted unless sanctions have been imposed.
Argument in all other cases is discretionary with the Court; if the Court requests to hear oral argument, the tentative ruling will state that appearances are required. Matters on the Law and Motion Calendar are set for no more than a total of fifteen (15) minutes for argument. If a party is requesting oral argument that will last more than 15 minutes, please call the Court and provide the clerk with three (3) mutually agreed upon dates. Time permitted, the Court may also hear arguments lasting more than 15 minutes on the Law & Motion calendar. If the Court is unable to hear arguments, a further hearing will be set. Parties and counsel should have calendars available to confirm upcoming dates.