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This section provides information and links to view probate notes pertaining to matters on the court's calendar.
Email probate notes questions. Your email must contain the following information:
- The subject line of the e-mail must be completed as follows: hearing date, department, case number and case caption (Example: 02-06-2018, S37, PROPS123456, SMITH)
- The e-mail message must contain the requestor's name.
- Do not include attachments.
Probate Notes Email Guidelines:
- Question must be from the attorney or party on the case.
- This email is not for confirming that a document has been filed with the court.
- Disputes regarding requirements set forth in the notes may not be made via email.
- Advice regarding specific procedural direction for curing Probate Note "requirements" may not be given.
- This service is not intended to be used in lieu of legal advice.
- Email advising the court of possible oversights may be sent.
- Responses to notes may not be emailed or attached to the email message.
Every effort will be made to respond to email questions.
Your computer must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in order to view any these documents. Download Acrobat Reader
Downloading & Viewing Directions
- You will need to follow the installation instructions on Adobe's web site to properly install and configure the Acrobat Reader.
- Second, once you have the viewer properly installed, you can view any of the documents by clicking on its file name from the above table.
TIP: To open Probate Notes in a new window, right mouse click the file name and select Open in New Window.
Directions for finding a case listed on the Probate notes
(Please note: These directions are for Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.01 or greater)
You will need to have the case number to find the notes for the case.
- Click on the "Binocular" icon of the Adobe Acrobat Toolbar
- You will then get "Acrobat Find" window
- Type in the Probate Case Number in the "Find What" text box (e.g. SPR 12345)
- Click on "match whole word only"
- Click find
or using your keyboard:
- Press and hold the “ctrl” key and the “F” key to get a Find box
- Enter your case number and it will go to your case
The probate examiner’s notes will be available on this web site approximately 2 weeks prior to the day of hearing through the close of business on the hearing day. Updates to these notes typically will be posted 3 court days prior to the hearing. Later-filed documents might not be reviewed prior to the hearing prior to the hearing and could result in a continuance of your case.
Note: These notes are provided as a courtesy. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the documents placed on the Court website; however the court is not responsible for delays, errors or omissions on these web pages. The official court document is filed with the court and any questions regarding the document should be directed to the Probate Unit of the Clerk's Office at (909) 521-3388.
Contacting the Probate Examiners
Emails must have the case identification information and hearing time/date in the subject line. No attachments will be opened. Probate Examiners can only respond to inquiries regarding the meaning of comments in the notes. Please do not email to notify that documents have been filed, to request a confirmation whether documents have been received, or to request the clearing of notes. No legal or procedural advice may be given by examiners in response to your email.
Contacting the Research Attorneys
Email service is not available for cases referred to Legal Research. Legal Research Attorneys do not respond to emails.