Grand Jury Recruitment - Deadline Extended

San Diego County Grand Jury Application Period Extended

January 18, 2023

The San Diego Superior Court is extending the application period for those wanting to serve on the County Grand Jury to February 3, 2023, to encourage additional citizens from throughout the county to apply. Less than half of the expected number of applications have been received to date.

The Grand Jury investigates citizen complaints and performs its traditional function as a “watchdog” over government agencies. It does not conduct criminal investigations.

Court Services Update

North County Courthouse in Vista Closed Today, Thursday, January 12, 2023

January 12, 2023

Due to an unexpected power outage, the North County Courthouse in Vista is closed  Thursday, January 12, 2023. The courthouse will  re-open Friday, January 13.

All hearings were canceled for Thursday, January 12, and will be re-scheduled. Notices will be sent out to parties with the re-scheduled date.


Judge Laura W. Halgren

San Diego Superior Court Judge Laura W. Halgren Retires

January 11, 2023

The Honorable Laura W. Halgren recently completed her last day on the San Diego Superior Court bench, capping more than 20 years as a judge with assignments across criminal, civil, and family courts. Much of Judge Halgren’s time was spent in the criminal courts including trials, sentencings, and the unique experience of overseeing a criminal calendar during the COVID-19 pandemic when remote appearances were coordinated for defendants to handle courtroom matters without leaving the jails.

Court closure

San Diego Superior Court Closed Monday, January 16, 2023

January 3, 2023

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. statewide holiday, the San Diego Superior Court will close all courtrooms and business offices on Monday, January 16, 2023.

The public is urged to visit the Court’s website at to handle traffic tickets or obtain court information.