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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Response Information


For news and announcements concerning COVID-19, Please visit our COVID-19 information page.

Appearing before the Court?  Learn about Remote Appearances
Face Coverings at the Courthouse: The County Health Officer is re-instituting a face-covering requirement beginning on Monday, November 22. Face masks will be required in all Court facilities regardless of vaccination status.

Judicial Assignments

2021 Current Assignments

Hon. Timothy Volkmann
Presiding Judge

Hon. Syda Cogliati
Assistant Presiding Judge

Santa Cruz

Department 1

Judge Jerry Bustos Vinluan

Department 2

Judge Stephen S. Siegel
Misdemeanor, PACT court

Department 3

Judge Paul Burdick

Department 4

Judge Nancy A. de la Peña
Criminal Domestic Violence, Felony and Misdemeanor

Department 5

Judge Timothy Volkmann
Civil, LPS, Unlawful Detainer cases, CEQA, Writ of Mandates, and Complex Litigation

Department 6

Judge Syda Cogliati

Department 7

Judge John Salazar
Felonies/Veterans Court

Department 10

Judge Marigonda
Civil, Petitions for Name or Gender Change, Probate


Judge Denine Guy
Behavioral Health Court

Department 11



Department A

Judge Timothy Schmal
Dependency, Small Claims Court Lead Judge

Department B

Judge Denine Guy
Juvenile Justice, Misdemeanors/Traffic

Department C

Judge Rebecca Connolly
Family Law

Department D

Judge Gallagher
Family Law, Family Preservation Court, Domestic Violence Restraining and Civil Harassment Restraining Orders

Commissioner Jana Kast-Davids
Department of Child Support Services Cases


Juvenile: Judge Denine Guy

Juvenile Justice Court


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