Hon. Rebecca Connolly See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Santa Cruz County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 9 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)


Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA45581
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She denies child safety and protection doesn’t take domestic violence seriously ( even when given proof ) doesn’t listen to children advocating for themselves at an age when they are legally allowed and orders children back into the custody of their abusive parents. Parental rights over child safety. She does not care if a child has an order of protection against a parent she is more than willing to place them back with their abuser unsupervised. Connolly ordered the violent removal of Sebastian and Maya, and has still not corrected herself and brought them home. Be careful who she appoints to your case, she loves using “ reunification “ therapists to help her out. She needs to step down or be recalled immediately!

Other

Comment #: CA45272
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge has zero empathy or morals. Ordering to kidnap and traffic traumatized children to bring them back to their abuser. FREE SEBASTIAN AND MAYA

Other

Comment #: CA45031
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Shame on this judge for her support of policies that violently remove kids from positive family settings. In case this sounds unlikely and harsh, simply Google the case of Sebastian and Maya Liang. The kids’ grandmother is our neighbor and we lived across the street from the family on Getchell St. PLEASE oppose Connolly’s reelection in 2023.

Other

Comment #: CA44465
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Forcing children to be with their abusers is absolutely disgusting and this "judge" should be disbarred she is a joke and cleaned has no true want to keep people safe and provide justice she chooses to neglect and cause more damage she's a disgusting "person"

Other

Comment #: CA43097
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Just saw a video were two children were forced to leave a home were they felt save. The judge ordered the children to go to a “reunification camp” with their mother, who is also their abuser, but the children begged to not be taken. You can see 2 “transporter” grabbing the 15 year old girl, one by the legs and the other by the arms, all while her shirt is being lifter. Another transporter is carrying the younger boy to the car as the boy is billing on their hair attempting to escape. The screams were horrific and I don’t understand why anyone would’ve ok with that. I googled the judges name and there is another girl who is begging to go back to live with her dad because she made a mistake and lied about an argument she had with her dad to a teacher that reported the incident. Now she is in a group home living in a bad environment and she has tried to explain how she exaggerated the incident but now no one is listening to her and forcing her to stay there. it is unacceptable to be in a position of power and not help the voiceless, but instead seem to be part of the problem.

Other

Comment #: CA42648
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I just watched judge Connelly send two kids away from safety of parents. And into the arms of child molesters. This woman does this deliberately and is sixk. She needs to be behind bars.

Other

Comment #: CA39816
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge granted an illegal ex parte that was filed to cover up a felony charge of maliciously withholding or enticing a minor under a custody order that SCPC filed against my ex after he violated our joint custody agreement for over 60 days. She ignored evidence of domestic violence that the code says a judge must consider. She would not let me speak a word, and shamed my by saying multiple times that she questioned my mental health. She refuses to allow my 15 y.o. son to be interviewed even though my ex is claiming he is the one who wants the change. She honored the ex parte to remove my joint custody because I called the police when the custody order was violated per the self-help instructions posted on ca.gov website. She threatened me with litigation abuse charges when I am the respondent. I cannot believe she is allowed on the bench in family court she is leaving my son in the care of a diagnosed clinical narcissist with BPD who had a gun removed by police and smashed my vehicle with my baby daughter in the car seat while I was carrying an active DVRO. Police came that day too, but she says I have no proof of DV.

Other

Comment #: CA39075
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is biased, condescending, irrational, racist, arrogant. Disregards reason, facts, and men. She took my legal rights to my son for not "consenting" to daycare during a pandemic! My raising a concern ( a legal effing right- given to me to co-parent in whats best for my son) with good reason was punished by taking away my legal rights. Isn't my legal right given to me for the exact reason I was punished? This person is mentally ill and incompetent. No logical reason. Does what she wants and uses the words "my concern for the child is" to undermine parents rights and do as she pleases. Power tripper and deserves. prison time at the. very least for destroying and preventing what the court is there for to forster a relationship with child. TRASH.

Litigant

Comment #: CA38118
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Connolly as a true representative of the judicial system in the State of California has helping devised an organized crime syndicate to Murder, Human Traffic and Pillage mothers and children by raping/stripping us of our rights using racial, age, and ethnic hate slurs to seize parents and children, our possessions, freedom and then ORDER to MURDER my daughter by toxic drugs far away from family in the middle of nowhere in locked psychiatric facility the close copy of a Gestapo Camp to silence us and cover up the crimes (the “California Murder for Hire[1]/Trafficking Enterprise”). Through the years, she continued set up ahead the scenarion for her hearings to harm and destroy just like Satan does destroy everying on his way, so Judge Connolly does too.

Litigant

Comment #: CA32587
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge began with significant hostility, resentment, and contempt for me as a pro per litigant. It was clear she was serious biased in favor of the County. I felt like I was being treated like a murderer in a land use violation case. SHe could not wait to punish me and it was shocking and humiliating. Recuse asap!

Other

Comment #: CA24216
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I watched with disbelief as she made decisions to keep a child from family for flimsy reasons. This causes extreme expense for our county along with the extreme distress for children kept in terrible foster conditions, made worse by the piled on months of waiting between hearings. This judge seemed as intent on stretching out time between "hearings" as the family court system. We The People need to become more familiar with the harm befalling children and families in Santa Cruz County who are forcibly separated at great taxpayer expense, such as this judge aids happening.

Other

Comment #: CA22281
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Conolly is evil, short tempered, power-hungry, negligent, nasty, after having a priest, people from the church, several friends that are respectful and respectable completely disrespected by this horrible person for no reason. She is snappy and just watch the show everybody she has power. She is disgusting

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA21120
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is incredibly temperamental, does not listen to reason, cannot finish a sentence. Appears to be intoxicated. Makes no proper judgment when listening to opposing side, CPS Appears to be intoxicated on the bench. Does not pay attention to reason, commonsense, or respect anything 12-year-old child has to say.

Other

Comment #: CA20387
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Case scheduled to be heard at 10:00 took place at 8:30 without informing plaintiffs. Therefore, judgement was made without plaintiffs presence or testimony.

Other

Comment #: CA15395
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Horrible judge absolutely just honest and biased

Other

Comment #: CA15164
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Connolly is biased and guilty of child abuse by ordering forced family separation without a requested bonding study or taking evidence in consideration. One victim appealed one of her decisions and won.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7218
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Connolly is rude and generally legally incorrect. She has no interest in hearing either parties argument nor does she have any interest in considering the applicable law. Her goal in every hearing is to assert her power over the attorneys in the court room. Definitely pro-defense.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7177
Rating:2.5
Comments:
Rarely prepared, frequently late, always confused and hides her lack of understanding with a brusque manner. Her reputation as an attorney was poor and it followed her into the courtroom.