In 2016 we said goodbye to Commissioner Peter Fagan and hello to Commissioner Terrye Davis. Commissioner Fagan accepted a new position as a commissioner with the San Diego Superior Court. I’m sure all of us who have had the opportunity to get to know him over the last year will see this as a loss […]
The Supervising Judges each provide perspectives on the operations of their respective division or courthouse.
Due in part to the reduction of preliminary hearings, the staffing in the courthouse will be reduced from five to four judges effective mid-January 2016.
In the next few months, work will be completed on a new roof, siding, climate control and installation of energy efficient windows. Parking signage and security will be updated.
In these following articles, Supervising Judges each provide perspectives on the operations of their respective division.
To accommodate the expanded trial calendar, we transitioned this year from setting preliminary hearings and motions off the Master Calendar to a designated Preliminary Hearing and Motion department.
In these following articles, Supervising Judges Judy Craddick (Civil), John Kennedy (Criminal), Jill Fannin (Family), Lois Haight (Juvenile), John Sugiyama (Probate), Theresa Canepa (Pittsburg), Ed Weil (Richmond), and William Kolin (Walnut Creek-Concord) each provide perspectives on the operations of their respective division
This year, the George Carroll Courthouse in Richmond saw long-time Richmond Judge Peter Berger retire after 18 years of service to the court. His expertise and wry demeanor are missed, although he has returned periodically to hear matters in Richmond and other courts in Contra Costa County as part of the state’s Assigned Judges Program.
This year has been very busy at the George Carroll Courthouse in Richmond. Judges Peter Berger, Ed Weil, Joni Hiramoto, and our newest, Christopher Bowen, join Commissioner Broughton and me as we hear all of the West County Felony Preliminary Hearings, Misdemeanor Jury Trials, Small Claims and Appeals, Traffic and Domestic Violence cases, Unlawful Detainers and both Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency cases.