Times They Are A Changin – For The Alameda County Superior Court

Alameda County Superior Court changes and consolidations for 2016 and beyond

In an interview published in a recent edition of ACBA News, Alameda County Superior Court Presiding Judge Morris Jacobson discussed with Tiela Chalmers, the Alameda County Bar Associations’s CEO, the changes planned in the coming years for the court.

The overview is:

  • Family Law is consolidating in Hayward
  • Criminal Law matters are being divided into felony courthouses (Dublin and Rene C. Davidson) and misdemeanor courthouses (Wiley Manuel and Fremont)
  • Probate and unlawful detainers and stand-alone domestic violence restraining orders are being consolidated into a General Civil court with five judges in Hayward.

The exact timetable has not yet been announced.

Here is an infographic showing the changes –


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