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Changes to the Alameda County Family Law Bench 

Alameda County Family Law Bench

As Judge Thomas Nixon digs in as Supervising Judge for the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda’s Family Law, several changes are coming down the pipeline.

Judge Jennifer Madden is moving to Family Law
Toni Mims-Cochran
Commissioner Toni Mims-Cochran is moving to Family Law

In mid-November, Commissioner Toni Mims-Cochran will be taking over for Commissioner Mary Alexander, who is retiring, and Judge Jennifer Madden will be coming in to Department 522.

Nikki Clark
Nikki Clark, Alameda County’s newest Court Commissioner

ACBA member and VLSC rockstar volunteer Nikki Clark will be the new Court Commissioner.  Nikki is a long-term family law volunteer who was instrumental in growing our FLDOC program. She was named VLSC Mentor of the Year in 2010, and is a tireless supporter of access to justice.

We will update this post as any further changes are announced. Welcome to Family Law!

UPDATE (11/21/17): An updated Judicial Assignments list may be found here.

Please see below for assignments as of November 20, 2017.

HAYWARD HALL OF JUSTICE – 24405 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544 QIC: 50608 Fax: 510-690-2824
503 NIXON, THOMAS (Chief SJ-Family Law),  Family Law
504  SYREN, GREGORY,  Family Law
508  HALL, BOYDINE, Comm.,  Family Law – AB1058 Proceedings
509  MIMS-COCHRAN, TONI, Comm.,  – AB1058 Proceedings
510  CLAY, JASON, Comm.,  Family Law
515  WISE, NOËL WRIGHT,  Family Law
516  SLAVIT, PAUL, Comm.,  Family Law
521  GARCIA, LUPE,  Family Law
522  MADDEN, JENNIFER,  Family Law