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Judicial Assignments

2021 Current Assignments

Hon. Timothy Volkmann
Presiding Judge

Hon. Syda Cogliati
Assistant Presiding Judge

Santa Cruz

Department 1

Judge Nancy A. de la Peña

Department 2

Judge Stephen S. Siegel
Misdemeanor, PACT court

Department 3

Judge Paul Burdick

Department 4

Judge Rebecca Connolly
Civil, Probate (Mornings Only), Felony and Misdemeanor Domestic Violence (Afternoons Only)

Department 5

Judge Timothy Volkmann
Civil, LPS, Unlawful Detainer cases, Petitions for Name or Gender Change, CEQA, Writ of Mandates, and Complex Litigation

Department 6

Judge Syda Cogliati

Department 7

Judge John Salazar
Felonies/Veterans Court

Department 10


Department 11

Judge Denine Guy
Behavioral Health Court


Department A

Judge Timothy Schmal
Dependency, Small Claims Court Lead Judge

Department B

Judge Denine Guy
Juvenile Justice, Misdemeanors/Traffic

Department C

Judge Paul Marigonda
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