How To: Schedule a Law and Motion Hearing in Sacramento
This information is for Sacramento. If your case is in a different county, do not follow these instructions. Instead, call the clerk or visit the court website in your county to find the correct information.
Scheduling hearings for motions in Sacramento County Superior Court civil departments requires reserving a date with the court. Do this either by calling the clerk of the department where the motion will be heard, or by using Sacramento’s online reservation system.
You must make sure that the date you reserve gives you enough time to file the motion at least sixteen court (business) days before the hearing, and serve it by mail at least five calendar days before the filing deadline.
In practice, the first available date will probably be far enough away that the filing and service deadlines can be easily met.
Do make sure that you actually file and serve the motion by the deadlines — earlier is always acceptable.
Steps in Choosing and Reserving a Hearing Date
This material is intended as general information only. Your case may have factors requiring different procedures or forms. The information and instructions are provided for use in the Sacramento County Superior Court. Please keep in mind that each court may have different requirements. If you need further assistance consult a lawyer.