Items of Interest


  • The Passing of Retired Superior Court Judge Thomas Douglass, Jr.

    The Honorable Thomas N. Douglass, Jr., retired Superior Court Judge and former Assistant District Attorney for Riverside County, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 23, 2018.  Tom was born January 7, 1947 to Tom, Sr. and Polly Douglass in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Because his dad...

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  • Mock Trial Attorney Coaches Needed!

    Shadow Hills High School - located at 39225 Jefferson St, Indio, CA 92203 - has started a mock trial program this year!  Attorney coaches are needed in ord...

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  • NEW CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR FAMILY LAW CASES

    NEW CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR FAMILY LAW CASES Effective August 6, 2018, the Family Law Divisions with the Riverside Superior Court will launch the use of a new case management system called eCourt®. The new system will provide efficiencies for staff and enhance the court’s...

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  • The Passing of Justice Doug Miller’s wife Phyllis on Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Our deepest condolences go out to Justice Miller and his family.   Phyllis Miller’s memorial service information is as follows: Date: Friday, June 29th, 2018 Time: 3:00 pm Location: Tamarisk Country Club (clubhouse) Address: 7024...

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  • Passing of Darryn Jeanne Martin Magee, daughter of Doug and Donna Martin

    Daryn Jeanne Martin Magee(1962 - 2018) South Pasadena - Daryn Jeanne Martin Magee passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 while visiting her parents' home in La Quinta, CA at the age of 55. Born in Los Angeles, CA, to P. Douglas Martin and Donna Reed Martin she was raised in So...

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  • Passing of Attorney John R. Marcus

    For those who have not heard, it is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of attorney JOHN R. MARCUS on Thursday, March 8, 2018. He passed on in the company of his family. He will be remembered for his...

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  • The Passing of Retired Superior Court Judge John P. Carroll

    Alexandria, VA - Retired Superior Court Judge John Patrick Carroll died peacefully at home in Alexandria, Virginia, on November 16, 2017, after a long and accomplished life. He was born on March 25, 1921, in Helena, Montana, the youngest of seven children of James Tilden Carroll and Mary Jane Con...

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  • 2018 Court Identification Card Information

    Please be advised that as of February 1st, the Riverside County Superior Courthouses no longer accept the 2017 Court Identification Cards.   In order to obtain a 2018 Court Identification Card please obtain the request form at the criminal clerk’s office window at the Lars...

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  • President's December Update

    Congratulations to all of the Hall of Fame Awards winners, presented at the fourth annual DBA-Inn of Court Judge and Lawyer Hall of Fame Event on December 14th.   Martin Nethery, Esq., recipient of the DBA’s 2018 Distinguished Lawyer Award Christy Holstege...

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  • Civil Master Calendar and New Mediation Program for Desert Civil Courtrooms – Applications Requested

    The Riverside Court is implementing a new mediation program for the Desert connected with Trial Call/Trial Assignment Conferences. Please read the following information carefully and decide promptly whether you could apply to be a...

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  • The passing of Thomas Eckhardt

    Thomas “Tom” Eckhardt passed away on September 18, 2017, leaving behind his loving wife, Yvonne, and daughter, Elena.  Tom was a graduate of the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a well-known criminal law attorney in the Coachella Valley.  His wife states she...

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  • New Case Management System For Probate Cases

    Effective December 1, 2017, the Probate Divisions with the Riverside Superior Court willlaunch the use of a new case management system called eCourt®.   eCourt® will initiallymanage probate and mental health cases and is expected to be fully functional in court...

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  • Barbara Kristal of Rancho Mirage, Cal. passed away on November 5th, 2017

    Barbara Kristal of Rancho Mirage, Cal. passed away on November 5th, 2017 of a long illness. She was born on May 12th, 1945 to Eli and Mildred Kristal in Miami Beach, FL. Barbara graduated law school from the University of San Diego in 1983 and was a lawyer in Palm Desert, Cal. for 33 years and a...

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  • Congratulations are in order!

    Congratulations are in order! The DBA is thrilled to announce that Martin Nethery, Esq. is the recipient of the DBA’s 2018 Distinguished Lawyer Award; Christy Holstege, Esq. is the recipient of the Joint DBA-Inn of Court 2018 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award; and the Honorable Harold Hopp wil...

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  • A past DBA President, Tom Anderson, passed away on October 20th

    Past DBA President, Tom Anderson, passed away on October 20th. Tom Anderson, our past Desert Bar Association president, former deputy Public Defender for Riverside County,  founding father and past president of the California Trial Lawyers Association, and one of the most outstanding...

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