Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado

Our Mission

To preserve and enhance the rule of law in El Dorado County by providing all persons a fair, efficient, and accessible forum for resolving disputes, protecting public safety, and righting wrongs.

Adoptions Court

The Adoptions Court processes four types of adoptions: stepparent adoptions, independent adoptions, agency adoptions and inter-country adoptions.  Adoptions Court is held in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe.

Hours of Operation

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, (excluding holidays and Court Closures).

Placerville Adoptions

Department 5

Judge Vicki Ashworth - Family Law
Commissioner Douglas R. Hoffman - DCSS
495 Main Street
Placerville, CA  95667

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:15 A.M.
Ex-Parte Hearings Ex-Parte Hearings Ex-Parte Hearings   Ex-Parte Hearings
8:30 A.M.
PLACERVILLE DCSS (1ST, 2ND AND 4TH MONDAYS)
ADOPTIONS (3RD MONDAY)
FAMILY LAW TRIALS FAMILY LAW TRIALS; TRIAL SETTING CONFERENCES LAW & MOTION

Attorney Matters
TRIAL OVERFLOW; DISMISSAL CALENDARS (1ST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH);

QUARTERLY JURY OSC (JAN; APR; JUL; OCT.)
11:30 A.M.
      Fee Waiver Hearings  
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00 P.M.
DEPENDENCY DRUG COURT (12:30 P.M. DDC TEAM MEETS W/JUDGE) (30 MINUTES) (1st & 3RD MONDAY)        
1:30 P.M.
PLACERVILLE DCSS (1ST, 2ND AND 4TH MONDAYS) FAMILY LAW TRIALS FAMILY LAW TRIALS LAW & MOTION

Pro Per Matters

(INTERPRETER MATTERS SCHEDULED ON THE 1ST THURSDAY)
CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES
3:00 P.M.
        MENTAL HEALTH
(Dept 5 calendar 02/09/2015)
South Lake Tahoe Adoptions

Department 12

Commissioner Douglas R. Hoffman
1354 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:30 A.M.
DCSS (SLT-15) (3rd Monday) Ex parte

Unlawful Detainers
Ex parte

Dependency Adoptions
Ex parte

TROs (pro per & attorneys)
Ex parte

Jury OSC's (Quarterly)(Mar/Jun/Sept/Dec)
9:00 A.M.
  Fam Law & Motion w/attys (1st,3rd)

Fam Law & Motion w/Pro Pers (2nd, 4th, 5th)
    Traffic infractions (1st, 3rd)
10:00 A.M.
Family Law Settlement Conferences conducted by Pro Tems (2ND Monday)     Contested 300/FL Contested 300/FL
Noon
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00 P.M.
    Juv 300 Drug Court
Meet and Confer
(2nd,4th)
   
1:15 P.M.
Reserved for Criminal In-Custody Hrgs if no Judge is available
1:30 P.M.
  300 Detentions 300 Detentions

Drug Court
(2nd, 4th)

Contested Juv300
(1st, 3rd, 5th)

300 W&I Case Plan(4th)
300 Detentions

Contested 300/FL
300 Detentions

Contested 300/FL

MSCs (4th)
2:00 P.M.
Small Claims (3rd Monday)        
(Dept 12 calendar effective 05/06/2015)

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Locations for Filing

Placerville Main Street Branch
495 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 621-6426

South Lake Tahoe Branch
1354 Johnson Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 573-3075

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