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.)

Civil

  • Department 7 – Hon. Barry Baskin
  • Department 9 - Hon. John Devine
  • Department 21 – Hon. Jill Fannin
  • Department 36 – Hon. Clare Maier
  • Department 39 – Hon. Ed Weil
  • Department 57 - Hon. Gina Dashman

Probate

  • Department 15 – Hon. Susanne Fenstermacher
  • Department 30 – Hon. Virginia M. George

Please email your request for Discovery Facilitator to: ADRDiscoveryFacilitator@contracosta.courts.ca.gov