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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: General Information: Rules of Court: Department Rules: Department 70
Department 70 Policies and Procedures - Honorable Randa Trapp
Central - Hall of Justice
Rev. April 16, 2013
 

Honorable Randa Trapp, Presiding

Department Staff
Court Clerk: (619) 450-7070
Calendar Clerk: (619) 450-7325- Phone hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  1. Ex Parte. Ex Parte. Ex parte appearances are scheduled on Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 a.m., by reservation only. Papers are due by noon the day prior to the hearing, with the appropriate fee. To reserve an ex parte hearing, contact the calendar clerk at the number provided above.  If you find that you will not be appearing after reserving your date, please contact the Department to cancel.

    Petitions for appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem and applications for orders for publication of summons may be made ex parte without the necessity of an appearance. The moving papers shall be submitted for review by the court and the court may set a hearing if such hearing is deemed necessary.

  2. Law and Motion. Noticed motions hearing are by reservation only. To reserve a date contact the calendar clerk at the number provided above. Motions are set on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. Tentative rulings are normally available after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, one day prior to the hearing.  At the conclusion of the Law and Motion hearing, the Court's Minute Order is the final order of the Court unless the Court directs counsel to prepare and submit an order.

    Captions. The Court requests that the captions of all motion papers clearly identify the document. For instance, in filing a moving points and authorities, the caption should begin “memorandum of points and authorities in support of . . . .” In filing an opposing points and authorities, the caption should begin “Opposing memorandum of points and authorities . . . .” or “Opposition to . . . . “ In filing a reply points and authorities, the caption should begin “Reply memorandum of points and authorities . . . .” or “Reply to . . . .” Captioning papers in this fashion allows the Court to easily discern the purpose of the paper submitted. Counsel should refrain from the use of captions such as “Plaintiff’s memorandum of points and authorities in support of Plaintiff’s reply to Defendant’s opposition to Plaintiff’s motion.” 

    Exhibits / BindingThe court requests that all exhibits be attached to a Notice of Lodgment, rather than to a Request for Judicial Notice or declaration.  Exhibits shall be bound pursuant to CRC 3.1110(e),(f). The court further requests that any binding method allow the court to easily review the documents without releasing the binding.

  3. Case Management Conference. Case management conferences are heard on Fridays from 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

  4. Trial Readiness Conference. Trial readiness conferences are heard on Fridays at 9:00 a.m., unless otherwise designated by the court.

  5. Trial Call.   Trials calls are set on Fridays at 8:45 a.m., unless otherwise designated by the court.

  6. Trial. Trial hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am until 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm unless otherwise ordered.

  7. Telephonic Appearance. The California Rules of Court shall govern telephonic appearances.

    Dept. 70 - Advance Trial Review Order

    Pre-Trial Checklist - Department 70


Policies and Procedures

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Department 46 
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Department 48 
Hon.Lorna A. Alksne
Department 52 
Hon. William R. Nevitt, Jr

Central Division - Hall of Justice
Department 61 
Hon. John S. Meyer
Department 62 
Hon. Ronald L. Styn
Department 65 
Hon. Joan M. Lewis
Department 66 
Hon. Joel M. Pressman
Department 67 
Hon. Eddie C. Sturgeon
Department 68 
Hon. Judith F. Hayes
Department 69 
Hon. Katherine A. Bacal
Department 70 
Hon. Randa Trapp
Department 71 
Hon. Ronald S. Prager
Department 72 
Hon. Timothy B. Taylor
Department 73 
Hon. Joel R. Wohlfeil
Department 74 
Hon. Kevin A. Enright
Department 75 
Hon. Richard E. L. Strauss

Madge Bradley
Probate Department PC 1 
Hon. Jeffrey S. Bostwick
(Probate)
Probate Department PC 2 
Hon. Julia Craig Kelety
(Probate)

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Department N-26 
Hon. Sim von Kalinowski
Department N-27 
Hon. Jacqueline M. Stern
Department N-28 
Hon. Earl H. Maas, III
Department N-29 
Hon. Robert P. Dahlquist
Department N-31 
Hon. Timothy M. Casserly
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