Criminal Discovery with Emphasis on Ethical Obligations
Criminal Discovery with Emphasis on Ethical Obligations

About the Section

The newly created ACBA Criminal Law Section provides networking opportunities and continuing legal education programs for judges and attorneys practicing in the criminal justice system. The Section also serves as a liaison with the Superior Court on issues related to practicing law in Alameda County.

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Chair of the Criminal Executive Committee at CriminalExComm@acbanet.org

Court Appointed Attorneys Program

The ACBA also runs the Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP), which administers the conflicts program for Alameda County. For more information on CAAP, click here.

6.4.20: BlueJeans meetings

Starting this week, the Court has started restricting access to Court by requiring user to have a passcode in order to gain access to the Blue Jeans court sessions. As a justice partner of the Court’s, the ACBA is happy to share these codes on an as-needed basis. If you need the passcodes, please contact tiela@acbanet.org.  

Upcoming Events

Criminal Jury Trials in the Age of COVID-19: Perspectives and Best Practices from the Bench

New events are added regularly. Please visit the ACBA Calendar for more upcoming events. 

Quick Alameda County links:

Alameda County Courts Case Portal: For information pertaining to specific cases.

Criminal Docket Finder: Find out when the next court date is for a particular case.

Inmate Locator: Find out the custody status of a person.

Executive Committee


CO-CHAIR
Jason Leong


245 Fifth St. Suite 103
San Francisco, CA 94103
jasonleonglawoffices@gmail.com | 510-421-3327
 
CO-CHAIR
Chitra Ramanathan

Chitra Ramanathan, Attorney at Law
39510 Paseo Padre Pkway, Ste 190
Fremont, C A94538
510/460-1494
cramanathan1@gmail.com
 
SECRETARY
Manjula Martin

Lamano Law
1101 Marina Village Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94501
attorney@lamanolaw.com | 415-367-5927
 
MEMBER
Andrew Briggs

U.S. Attorney’s Office
280 Lee Street, Apt 104
Oakland, CA 94610
bri03011@gmail.com | 913-360-2899
 
MEMBER
Sharon L. Ceasar

P.O. Box 6573
1191 Solano Ave Unit 6573
Albany, CA 94706
sharonlceasar@gmail.com | 510-528-1640
 
MEMBER
Heather Chang

385 Grand Ave, #200
Oakland, CA 94610
heather.chang@gmail.com | 510-756-0550
 
MEMBER
Judge Margaret Fujioka

Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
 
MEMBER
Judge Eumi Lee

Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse
661 Washington Street, Dept 114, Floor 6
Oakland, CA 94607
 
MEMBER
Thomas Ogas

Ogas Chin, LLP
1515 Aurora Dr.
Suite 101J
San Leandro, CA 94577
togas@ogaschin.com | 510-645-1529
 
MEMBER
Autumn Paine

Law Office of Autumn R. Paine
1010 Grayson St., #2
Berkeley, CA 94710
autumn@paine.lawyer | 510-832-1911
 
MEMBER
Judge Gregory Syren

Superior Court of California, County of Alameda