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Office Closure:

The Traffic Court clerk's office and courtroom Dept 20 at 2260 Floyd Ave in Modesto are temporarily closed as of 9/27/2023. We will provide more information soon.


Overview of The Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus

The Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus is the 16th-largest court statewide.

We have 26 authorized judicial positions (23 Judges and 3 Commissioners). Statewide, there are 7 justices on the Supreme Court, 105 justices in the Courts of Appeal, and approximately 2,175 judges, commissioners, referees, assigned judges, and temporary judges in the trial courts. We have an approximate $41 million budget and approximately 260 employees. Our operating budget is State-supported while the Judicial Council of the State of California is responsible for the maintenance and support of facilities. We receive, on average, approximately 65,000 filings per year.

In January 2001 the Court separated from the County due to the passage of SB2140 legislation. Prior to this legislation, all Court staff, with the exception of the judges, were County employees. Following this legislation, employees of the Court are now considered Trial Court Employees.

This Court and its administrators are actively involved with the local community, the California Legislature, other county departments, especially those involved directly with the civil, criminal and juvenile justice system, and on committees established by the Judicial Council of California, including the Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee and the Court Executives Advisory Committee.

The Court is also involved on a national level with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the National Association of Court Managers (NACM).

Administrative Staff

Hugh K. Swift
Court Executive Officer

Ronna Uliana
Assistant Executive Officer

Stephanie Kennedy
Chief Operations Officer

Brandi Christensen
Facilities Support Services Manager

Anthony Paradiso
Technology Manager

Tracie Maguire
Human Resources Manager

Ana Valencia
Courtroom Services Manager

Reena Amin
Fiscal Services Manager

Sandy Lucas
Director of Family Court Services

Julie Dodge
Managing Self Help Attorney

Joe Yniquez
Deputy Jury Commissioner

Heidi Scott
Supervising Court Reporter

Kimberly Ringer
Supervising Research Attorney

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