In an attempt to avoid protracted, costly and unnecessary discovery disputes, effective February 11, 2013, the following Departments are requiring parties to participate in the Discovery Facilitator Program prior to filing a motion in Court to compel discovery, unless the judge specifically orders otherwise.
(See Local Rules of Court, Rule 3.300, et seq.)


  • Department 9 – Hon. Judith Craddick
  • Department 12 – Hon. Charles S. Treat
  • Department 33 – Hon. Steve K. Austin
  • Department 39 – Hon. Ed Weil


  • Department 14 – Hon. John H. Sugiyama
  • Department 39 – Hon. Ed Weil

Please email your request for Discovery Facilitator to: