Alameda County
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Court News: Week of 8.28.23 
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Court News

Our weekly roundup of local court news. This post will be updated as new information comes across our desks.

Alameda County

eCourt Starts Next Week in Alameda County!

The Alameda County Superior Court will be rolling out the new eCourt case management system and e-filing for all Family, Probate, Mental Health (LPS) and Adoptions cases on September 5, 2023. DomainWeb and fax filing will no longer be available starting September 1st.  The eCourt Public Portal will provide improved remote case access and offer new services such as hearing reservations, online payments and remote case access for parties of record.  E-filing will be permissive until October 23, 2023, when mandatory e-filing takes effect. For more information on e-filing visit the court’s e-filing webpage at

Judicial Mentor Program

The purpose of the Alameda County Superior Court Judicial Mentor Program is to assist in the recruitment and development of a qualified judicial applicant pool that is reflective of California’s rich diversity. Through mentorship and outreach, the program is designed to both increase the pipeline of applicants and to demystify the judicial application process. Learn more

Contra Costa County

The Contra Costa Superior Court invites comment for proposed changes to its Local Rules to be effective January 1, 2024.  Please see this announcement concerning the process for comments.  The Court’s current Local Rules and a redline of proposed changes are available on our Local Rules page.  Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 25, 2023.

Sacramento County

The Sacramento Superior Court has posted its proposed amendments to the 2024 Local Rules for your review and comment on  Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 10.613(g), there is a 45-day period during which you may comment on the proposed amendments.  Any comments must be submitted to by Thursday, October 5, 2023.  The amendments as adopted by the court will go into effect on January 1, 2024.

Santa Clara County

Please be informed that proposed changes to the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Local Rules of Court are now available for comment on the Court’s website –

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