General Information

2022 Judicial Assignments

Effective January 1, 2022

Judge Pamela L. Butler, Presiding Judge

SALINAS COURTHOUSE

DEPARTMENT 1
3rd Floor

Visiting Judge

Prison Cases
Parole Petitions & Post Release Community
Supervision (PRCS)
SVP & MDO
Criminal Writ Department
Felony Arraignments

DEPARTMENT 2
3rd Floor

Judge Stephanie E. Hulsey

Felony Trial Department (AAA-COR)
Grand Jury Legal Advisor
Felony Arraignments

DEPARTMENT 3
3rd Floor

Hon. Pamela L. Butler

Presiding Judge
Felony Trial Department (COS-HAR)
Appellate Division
Judicial Administration

DEPARTMENT 4
2nd Floor

Hon. Jennifer O'Keefe

Felony Trial Department (HAS-MEN)
Felony Arraignments

DEPARTMENT 5
2nd Floor

Hon. Rafael Vazquez

Felony Trial Department (MEO-ROM)
Felony Arraignments

DEPARTMENT 6
2nd Floor

Hon. Mark E. Hood

Supervising Judge, Criminal Division
Felony Trial Department (RON-ZZZ)
Felony Arraignments

DEPARTMENT 7
1st Floor

Hon. Robert A. Burlison

Misdemeanor Trial Department (A-G)
Appellate Division

DEPARTMENT 8
1st Floor

Hon. Heidi K. Whilden

Misdemeanor Trial Department (H-PEN)

DEPARTMENT 9
1st Floor

Judge Jared A. Jefferson

Misdemeanor Trial Department (PEO-Z)

DEPARTMENT 10
B Level

Hon. Marla O. Anderson

Juvenile Dependency Department
Combined Drug Court
DUI Treatment Court
Military Diversion & Veterans Treatment Court
Criminal Mental Health (CNC)
Withdrawal of Consent to Adopt

DEPARTMENT 11
B Level

Hon. Elisabeth K. Mineta

Misdemeanor Arraignment Department

DEPARTMENT 12
1422 Natividad Road
Salinas

Judge Sam Lavorato, Jr.

Supervising Judge, Juvenile Division
Juvenile Justice Court
Juvenile Truancy Department

MONTEREY COURTHOUSE

DEPARTMENT 13
3rd Floor

Hon. Julie R. Culver

Past Presiding Judge
Probate Department
LPS Conservatorships
Civil Harassment Restraining Order Calendar
Adoptions
Unlawful Detainers
Small Claims Appeals

DEPARTMENT 13A
3rd Floor

Hon. Vanessa W. Vallarta

Direct Calendar Civil Trial Department
Ex Parte Calendar
Labor Appeals
Collections
Fee Waiver Requests
Riese Hearings / Mental Health Writs
Civil Firearm Hearings

DEPARTMENT 14
2nd Floor

Hon. Carrie M. Panetta

Assistant Presiding Judge
Presiding Judge, Appellate Division
Direct Calendar Civil Trial Department
Complex Civil
Ex Parte Calendar

DEPARTMENT 15
2nd Floor

Hon. Thomas W. Wills

Supervising Judge, Civil Division
Direct Calendar Civil Trial Department
Complex Civil
Ex Parte Calendar

DEPARTMENT 16
1st Floor

Judge Andrew G. Liu

Family Law Department
Appellate Division

DEPARTMENT 16A
1st Floor

Comm. Katherine E. Stoner

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Family Law

DEPARTMENT 17
1st Floor

Judge Timothy P. Roberts

Family Law Department

MARINA COURTHOUSE

DEPARTMENT 20

Comm. Maria L. Mendoza

Traffic Court
Small Claims

DEPARTMENT 21

Comm. Stephen A. Sillman

Child Support Department

KING CITY COURTHOUSE

DEPARTMENT 18

Comm. Maria L. Mendoza

Traffic Court (2nd Tuesday of the month)