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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: General Information: Rules of Court: Department Rules: Department 46
Department 46 Policies and Procedures - Honorable Lisa Schall
Central - Main Courthouse
Revised January 28, 2016

Honorable Lisa Schall, Presiding

Department 46 Staff:


As of Nov. 5, 2012, this department will no longer be providing a court reporter on all Civil and Family Law matters.

1. Ex Parte. Ex parte appearances are scheduled Monday through Thursday, beginning at 8:30 a.m., by reservation only.  Papers must be filed  by noon on the court day prior to the hearing, with the appropriate fee.  With notice to the opposing party by 10 am the previous court day. To reserve an ex parte hearing, contact the calendar clerk at the number provided above.

2. 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 normally set on Thursday or Friday afternoons.

3. Motions for Reconsideration: A party may  file a motion for reconsideration seeking to modify, amend, or revoke a prior order of Judge Lisa Schall, pursuant to CCP 1008. All motions for reconsideration must be filed directly in Judge Schallís Department. If Judge Schall is no longer assigned to the Central Division at the time the motion is to be filed, the motion must then be filed in the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court ,to be reassigned.

4. Telephone Appearance.  The California Rules of Court shall govern telephonic appearances.

5. Trial. Court hours for trials are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. until noon, and 1:30 until 4:15 p.m. for jury trials and until 4:30 p.m. for bench trials, unless otherwise ordered.

  • Code of Civil Procedure, sections 187, 1008
  • California Rules of Court, rules 10.603, 10.610
  • Government Code, section 70677
  • The authority referenced in this document may not include all law that is applicable to the subject.

Policies and Procedures

Central Division - Main Courthouse
Department 46 
Honorable Lisa Schall
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. Gregory W. Pollack
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 Department PC 2 
Hon. Julia Craig Kelety

East County Division
Department 21 

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. Robert P. Dahlquist
Department N-31 
Hon. Timothy M. Casserly
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