Traci L. McDonald, Judge

Motions Court Practice

  • Until further notice, contested motions will be heard by telephone and should be scheduled by contacting chambers. The filing party must notify all necessary parties and the court via e-mail that a motion is being filed. The Court will reply by e-mail with a date and time. Proof of consent must accompany all consent motions.
  • Argument on motions will be scheduled to be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • All motions must be e-mailed to: and

Case Assignments

Judge McDonald presides over the following:

  • Juvenile Dependency
  • Termination of Parental Rights and Adoptions brought through the Dependency Court

Judge McDonald is the alternate judge, should the assigned judge be out or unavailable, for the following:

  • Protection from Abuse Act Actions
  • Juvenile Delinquency