Family Law Hearings

Family Law and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Hearings

How to Appear for Your Hearing

In certain circumstances, the San Diego Superior Court may allow appearances for hearings to be either in-person or remote.

To Appear In-Person:
Please arrive at the courthouse at least 30 minutes before your scheduled hearing and report directly to the assigned courtroom.

To Appear Remotely:
You can attend the hearing by video or audio conference using the free Microsoft Teams App, unless otherwise ordered by the court.

Family Departments Virtual Hearing Links and Conference Phone Numbers

For tips on how to prepare for a virtual hearing, please refer to the Appearing for Hearings page for general information on using Microsoft Teams and continue reading below for information specific to Family Law virtual hearings.

Family Departments Virtual Hearing Links and Conference Phone Numbers

Location Courtroom MS Teams Link MS Teams Conference Number Zoom Link Zoom Conference Number
Central Courthouse Presiding
C-1002
C-1002 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 933 161 941#
C-1002 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 6871880355
Central Courthouse C-601 C-601 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 218 771 265#
C-601 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 3896576167
Central Courthouse C-602 C-602 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 956 240 761#
C-602 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 7462794308
Central Courthouse C-603 C-603 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 656 250 218#
C-603 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 6606849199
Central Courthouse C-604 C-604 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 448 059 761#
C-604 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 5978820187
Central Courthouse C-701 C-701 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 778 603 378#
C-701 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 2291353688
Central Courthouse C-702 C-702 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 974 078 768#
C-702 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 8899797867
Central Courthouse C-703 C-703 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 337 148 29#
C-703 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 9994321256
Central Courthouse C-704 C-704 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 521 271 754#
C-704 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 4656262261
Central Courthouse C-801 C-801 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 385 927 471#
C-801 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 9701873454
Central Courthouse C-802 C-802 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 328 843 933#
C-802 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 7285489951
Central Courthouse C-803 C-803 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 169 173 868#
C-803 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 4911815233
Central Courthouse C-804 C-804 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 151 510 869#
C-804 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 3122666119
Central Courthouse C-901 C-901 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 503 688 950#
C-901 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 9968127632
Central Courthouse C-902 C-902 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 408 957 613#
C-902 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 2824818059
Central Courthouse C-903 C-903 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 786 553 920#
C-903 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 4705284675
Central Courthouse C-904 C-904 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 681 598 668#
C-904 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 9617857124
Central Courthouse C-1501 C-1501 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 691 062 335#
C-1501 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 3223980761
Central Courthouse C-1603 C-1603 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 893 346 895#
C-1603 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 8362806920
Central Courthouse C-1604 C-1604 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 425 971 355#
C-1604 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 8802360789
North County Regional N-8 N-8 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 441 435 460#
N-8 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 6971137353
North County Regional N-15 N-15 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 121 056 564#
N-15 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 4135566604
North County Regional N-16 N-16 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 468 636 021#
N-16 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 3709302172
North County Regional N-17 N-17 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 943 007 414#
N-17 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 9484647781
North County Regional N-18 N-18 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 994 688 169#
N-18 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 9534871097
North County Regional N-19 N-19 Video Hearings

Remote appearances are required for Dept. 19 for those that have the capability until further notice.
+1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 664 444 853#
N-19 Video Hearings

Remote appearances are required for Dept. 19 for those that have the capability until further notice.
+1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 3514366546
North County Regional N-34 N-34 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 590 299 727#
N-34 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 7678615129
South County Regional S-4 S-4 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 939 481 030#
S-4 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 5617952165
South County Regional S-6 S-6 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 688 549 048#
S-6 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 4474242272
South County Regional S-17 S-17 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 912 138 287#
S-17 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 7284011436
East County Regional E-5 E-5 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 720 260 45#
E-5 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 9207164416
East County Regional E-6 E-6 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 775 482 231#
E-6 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 4589172023
East County Regional E-7 E-7 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 212 408 369#
E-7 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 4348149647
East County Regional E-8 E-8 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 810 939 08#
E-8 Video Hearings +1 669 900-6833
Meeting ID: 4741690504

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that the virtual hearing links may change. Please check and refer to this page on the date of your hearing to ensure that you are using the most current department conference link or telephone conference ID number.


Procedures During the Hearing

  1. At the beginning of a calendar being called, the Judges will set forth guidelines for the proceedings. Listen closely for further direction.
     
  2. Hearings may be called out of numerical order so be sure to pay attention as the calendar is being called. You’ll need to answer “present” at the appropriate time.
     
  3. All participants shall place their microphones on mute unless they are speaking or wish to make an objection.
     
  4. All efforts shall be undertaken not to interrupt other speakers during the hearing, unless it is necessary to assert an objection. Please speak clearly and slowly. Do not interrupt when another party or the judge is speaking.
     
  5. If an interpreter is necessary, all participants shall speak slowly, in short complete sentences or questions, and allow time for translation. No one shall respond to a question posed by another participant until the question has been translated. For information on requesting an interpreter, please refer to the Court’s Language Access page.
     
  6. Participants SHALL NOT record the video conference. ADVISORY: This virtual hearing MAY NOT be photographed, recorded (audio or video), or re-broadcast without prior written judicial authorization consistent with California Rules of Court, rule 1.150, and San Diego Superior Court General Order of the Presiding Department, Order No. 010121-02.
     
  7. All participants are required to ensure that no minor children are able hear or see the videoconference hearings.
     
  8. All participants are required to identify anyone who may be observing the proceedings with them. This is essential to ensure the credibility of testimony.

Guidelines for Participants

  1. For the purpose of this guidance, a participant includes a party, an attorney or a witness.
     
  2. This information is provided as guidance. The conduct of the hearing remains a matter for the presiding judicial officer. Participants should follow any direction given by the judicial officer.
     
  3. The behavior, manner and presentation of a participant should be the same as if they were attending the Court hearing in person. This includes addressing the Judge correctly as “Your Honor” and addressing Counsel politely and courteously.
     
  4. The participant is to ensure that there will be no interruptions or distractions for the duration of their appearance at the hearing.
     
  5. If participants are unable to give uninterrupted evidence, they should advise the clerk or their attorney as soon as practical.
     
  6. A participant should have a copy of all pleadings and documents necessary for the hearing.
     
  7. A participant that plans to examine a witness must ensure the witness has a copy of documents to which they may be referred.
     
  8. Participants are not permitted to use or access their phones during the hearing except to communicate with their attorney of record as permitted by the judge.
     
  9. If an objection is made all participants must stop speaking and wait for the Court’s ruling on the objection. An attorney or self-represented party can ask to be heard on the objection after it is made. The Court may also request a response to an objection.
     
  10. Where an objection is made and discussions are required in the absence of the witness, the witness may be asked to mute their computer or otherwise be virtually ejected from the meeting space and invited to re-join when the objection has been dealt with.
     
  11. The Court will hold all hearings to a strict time estimate. It is best not to repeat arguments in the written pleadings as the Court has read and reviewed those documents.
     
  12. Once the Court has heard from all litigants the matter will be submitted for decision. Once submitted the Court will make a ruling and no further argument shall be considered.