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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: General Information: Rules of Court: Department Rules: Department 65
Department 65 Policies and Procedures - Honorable Ronald F. Frazier
Central Civil Division - Hall of Justice
Rev: January 19, 2019

Honorable Ronald F. Frazier, Presiding

Phone Numbers:

Courtroom: (619) 450-7065
Calendar:   (619) 450-7304 (Phone hours: 8:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

  1. Ex Parte – Ex Parte appearances are by reservation only on Monday and Thursday at 8:30am and at any other times the court may designate. Reservations are to be made by contacting the Calendar Clerk at (619) 450-7304. All Ex-Parte papers and fees are due by 10:00 am the day before the hearing in the Department 65 drop box on the second floor of the Business Office. If you find that you will not be appearing after reserving your date, please contact the department to cancel the Ex-Parte. Please note ex parte appearances for order shortening time (OST) are strongly discouraged.

  2. Guardian Ad Litem / Publication of Summons – Petitions for appointment of 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. Guardian Ad Litem applications will not be granted ex parte unless the moving party submits a declaration showing: a) the minor is not the subject of a juvenile dependency; b) the minor is not the subject of a probate guardianship, and c) if the parents are not living together, attaching a copy of the current child custody order.

  3. Law and Motion – Noticed motion hearings are by reservation only. To reserve a date, contact the calendar clerk at the number provided above. Motions are set on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. Tentative rulings are normally available after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, one day prior to the hearing.

    Discovery Motions – The Court makes itself available to the parties during ex parte hours to discuss discovery disputes prior to the filing of motions to compel. Voluntary ex parte noticed conferences are strongly encouraged in order to reach a resolution of discovery problems as an alternative to formal motions, which remain available at any time.

  4. Case Management Conference – Case Management Conferences are heard on are heard on Friday mornings, or at such other times as the court may designate.

  5. Continuances - Stipulated requests to continue any applicable dates and deadlines may be made by written stipulation. Please provide a proposed order with any stipulation. Disputed requests for continuances should be made by way of a noticed motion or an ex parte application. Please review Rules 3.1200 through 3.1207 in connection with any ex parte application. Request to continue Trial, Trial Readiness Conference and Motion Cut-off dates may be requested by stipulation and proposed order. The Court will review the stipulation and proposed order and if necessary will call the parties to schedule an Ex-Parte hearing.

  6. Trial Readiness Conference – Trial Readiness Conferences are heard on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise designated by the court. A Joint Trial Readiness Report is to be filed at the time of the hearing. Trial counsel are to be personally present.

  7. Trial Calls – Trials calls are set on Fridays at 9:45 a.m. unless otherwise designated by the court. Trial counsel are to be personally present. At the trial call for jury trials, the parties are expected to provide the following materials: (1) the verdict form(s) in final format; (2) the jury instructions in final format; (3) the exhibit list in the format identified in the Local Rules; (4) a list of witnesses expected to be called at trial; and (5) a statement of the case to be read to prospective jurors. Counsel are to email the clerk in Word format the final joint exhibit and witness list and the motion in limine index prior to commencement of trial. The email address will be provided to counsel at trial call.

  8. Telephonic Appearances – The California Rules of Court shall govern telephonic appearances. The Court requires personal appearances for Trial Readiness Conferences and Trial Calls.

Dept. 65 - Advance Trial Review Order

Policies and Procedures

Central Division - New Courthouse
Department 903 
Hon. David M. Rubin
Department 904 
Hon. Kevin A. Enright
Probate Department 502 
Hon. Robert C. Longstreth
Probate Department 503 
Hon. Julia Craig Kelety
Probate Department 504 
Hon. Jeffrey S. Bostwick

Central Division - Hall of Justice
Department 64 
Hon. John S. Meyer
Department 65 
Hon. Ronald F. Frazier
Department 66 
Hon. Kenneth J. Medel
Department 67 
Hon. Eddie C. Sturgeon
Department 68 
Hon. Richard Whitney
Department 69 
Hon. Katherine A. Bacal
Department 70 
Hon. Randa Trapp
Department 71 
Hon. Gregory W. Pollack
Department 72 
Hon. Timothy B. Taylor
Department 73 
Hon. Joel R. Wohlfeil
Department 74 
Hon. Ronald L. Styn
Department 75 
Hon. Richard E. L. Strauss

North County Division
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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