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Phone: (415) 444-7170
Location: Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room 113
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

If all parties agree to the Court's tentative ruling, that ruling will become the order of the Court. The prevailing party or counsel shall prepare an appropriate order within five (5) court business days and submit it to the other party for approval as to form. The order shall then be submitted to the Court for signature.

If any party wishes to appear for oral argument, that party must:

  1. Telephone all other parties or their attorneys by 4:00 p.m. the day before the scheduled hearing date. It is not necessary to speak directly with counsel or the other parties; it is all right to leave a message.
  2. Then, immediately advise the law and motion clerk by leaving a message no later than 4:00 p.m. the day before the scheduled hearing at (415) 444-7046, option 5.

PLEASE NOTE: If proper notification of all parties and the Court is not made by the 4:00 deadline, no oral argument will be permitted and the tentative ruling will become the order of the Court.

To Obtain Tentative Rulings Online.

Tentative rulings are available by 2:00 p.m. on the court business day preceding the hearing date. The tentative rulings include all civil departments with matters on law and motion calendars for the following day. The date of each ruling is listed at the top of each file. Be sure to verify the date when viewing the rulings.

Each weekday's rulings are changed once a week. For example, on Monday afternoon the rulings from the previous week are cleared when Monday's new rulings are posted. Click the pertinent day's link below in order to view the tentative rulings online.

PLEASE NOTE: Unlawful Detainer cases that are designated as confidential by California law will not be posted online. For tentative rulings in those matters, please contact the judicial secretary at (415) 444-7260.


Tentative rulings are proposed decisions made by judicial officers prior to a law and motion hearing, advising the parties of how the Court intends to rule if the parties do not elect to make oral arguments. The Court's tentative rulings system complies with California Rule of Court section 3.1308. Civil tentative rulings are available the court business day before a law and motion calendar between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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