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Hall of Justice

Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: General Information: Rules of Court: Department Rules: Department 65
Department 65 Policies and Procedures - Honorable Joan M. Lewis
Central - Hall of Justice
Rev: March 29, 2013



Honorable Joan M. Lewis, Presiding


Department 65 Staff:


 Bailiff:                         (619) 450-7065

 Court Clerk:                (619) 450-7065 (courtroom)

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



1. Ex Parte appearances are by reservation only on Tuesday, Wednesday, 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 12 noon of 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.


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


3. Law and Motion  hearings are held on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. or on such other days and times as the court may designate.  This department follows the tentative ruling procedure of the CRC.  Tentative rulings are posted on the Internet at  and are available by telephone at (619) 450-7381 by 4 p.m. the day preceding oral argument.


4. Trial Readiness Conferences are heard on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. 


5. Trial Calls are held on Fridays at 9:45 a.m.


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. Joan M. Lewis
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-26 
Hon. Sim von Kalinowski
Department N-27 
Hon. Jacqueline M. Stern
Department N-28 
Hon. Earl H. Maas, III
Department N-29 
Hon. Ronald F. Frazier
Department N-31 
Hon. Timothy M. Casserly
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