Trial Practice

About the Section

The Trial Practice Section provides Minimum Continuing Legal Educations programs for trial lawyers, including litigation strategies and court procedures, and serves as a liaison between the ACBA and the Superior Court on issues effecting the local bar.

Are you interested in joining the Trial Practice Section? Please contact the Membership Assistant at membershipassistant@acbanet.org, or at (510) 302-2201.


Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Discovery Facilitation Training

Please join the ACBA Trial Practice and ADR Sections for a training on the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda's Discovery Facilitation Program.

Discovery facilitation was a voluntary pilot program that was launched in September 2013 to make litigation faster, easier and more cost-effective. As of July 1, 2015 however, new local rule 3.800 encourages the use of the Court’s Discovery Facilitation Program and establishes that participants in that program must use certain mandatory local forms.

New events are added regularly. Visit www.acbanet.org/calendar for upcoming ACBA events. 


Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Judicial Assignments

(effective February 2015)

Contact information for Alameda County Judges can be difficult to find, so we have compiled one stop shop of civil calendar judges for your convenience. Click on any hyper-linked name for more detailed contact information and an exclusive one-on-one interview with Trial Practice Executive Committee Members.

RENE C. DAVIDSON COURTHOUSE – 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612                          
Fax: (510) 891-6276

Dept

Judge

Type of Calendar

Clerk

Phone Number

1

Smith, Winifred (PJ)

Civil Master Calendar

Coler, Lisa

(510) 891-6040

 
COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 1221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94612          
Fax: (510) 891-5304

Dept

Judge

Type of Calendar

Clerk

Phone Number

14

Grillo, Evelio

Law & Motion, Writs, CEQA

Sanchez, Scott

(510) 267-6930

15

Petrou, Ioana

Civil Direct Calendar

Drummer-Williams

(510) 267-6931

16

Appel, Lawrence

Civil Direct Calendar

Tumonong, Ana Liza

(510) 267-6932

17

Hernandez, George C. Jr.

Civil Complex Litigation

Estrada, Yolanda

(510) 267-6933

18

Colwell, Kimberly

Civil Direct Calendar

McMullen, Sheila

(510) 267-6934

19

Bereola, Gail

Civil Direct Calendar

Lopez, Tim

(510) 267-6935

20

Freedman, Robert

Civil Direct Calendar

Mishra, Reshma

(510) 267-6936

21

Carvill, Wynne (SJ)

Complex Civil Litigation

McCoy, Kimberly

(510) 267-6937

22

McGuiness, Robert

Civil Direct Calendar

Martin, Monica

(510) 267-6938

23

Kaus, Stephen

Civil Direct Calendar

McNamee, Robert

(510) 267-6939

24

Roesch, Frank

Civil Direct Calendar

Kanae, Addie

(510) 267-6940

25

MacLaren, Ronni

Civil Direct Calendar

Monroe, Shanika

(510) 267-6941

 
U.S. POST OFFICE BUILDING – 201 Thirteenth Street, Oakland, CA 94612               
Fax: (510) 268-4835

Dept

Judge

Type of Calendar

Clerk/ Reporter

Phone Number

30

Seligman, Brad

Asbestos, Master Calendar & Trials

Rushing, Lynette

(510) 268-5104

 
WILEY W. MANUEL COURTHOUSE – 661 Washington Street, Oakland CA 94607            

Dept

Judge

Type of Calendar

Clerk

Phone Number

108

Herbert, Paul

Small Claims/ Settlement

Guerro, Melinda

(510) 627-4713

115

Northridge, Yolanda

Law & Motion/ Pretrial

Santos N, Slater, J

(510) 627-4722

 
HAYWARD HALL OF JUSTICE – 24405 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544            
Fax: (510) 690-2824

Dept

Judge

Type of Calendar

Clerk

Phone Number

509

Pulido, Stephen

Civil Direct Calendar

Clarke, Kasha

(510) 690-2718

510

Gee, Delbert

Civil Direct Calendar

Labrecque, Danielle

(510) 690-2719

514

Krashna, David

Civil Direct Calendar

Brown, Valerie

(510) 690-2723

516

Harbin-Forte, Brenda

Civil Direct Calendar

Rose, Nancy

(510) 690-2725

522

Hayashi, Dennis

Civil Direct Calendar

Hyatt, Dianne

(510) 690-2731

 
GALE SCHENONE HALL OF JUSTICE – 5672 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94538     
Fax: (925) 227-6775

Dept

Judge

Type of Calendar

Clerk/ Reporter

Phone Number

705

Spain, Julia

South County UD and L&M/ Asbestos as determ. by Dept. 30/ Civil Overflow

Knittel, Cherly (Reporter: Steward, Michelle)

(925) 227-6705

Additional Information:

Tentative Rulings Emailing the Court Updated Information
(866) 223-2244 Court Clerks may be emailed by using the following email:Dept.[insert#]@alameda.courts.ca.gov Entries in bold represent updates in the current edition

 

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Recent Photos

Photos from the Barristers and Judges Social

Resources for Trial Practitioners

Local Rules for the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda

California Rules of Court

California Codes

Judicial Council Forms: Free fillable PDFs

California Secretary of State

Harry Plotkin's Jury Tips

 

Trial Practice Section Newsletters

Read the Spring 2015 edition of the Trial Practice Newsletter here

Spring Newsletter

Read the Fall 2014 issue here.

Read the Winter 2014 issue here.

Read the Fall 2013 issue here.

Read the Summer 2013 issue here.

Read the Spring 2013 issue here.

 

An Invitation to Trial Practice Section Members:

In the Spring of 2012, the Trial Practice Section of the ACBA announced its collaboration with the ACBA Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC) and the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC). Through this collaboration, Section members and their professional colleagues have enjoyed exciting new pro bono opportunities to represent VLSC and EBCLC clients in a number of practice areas, including debt collection defense, family law, low income landlord, clean slate, and probate law.  

Read more about the exciting pro bono opportunities available for trial lawyers.

I sincerely hope that you take advantage of the unique and promising programs offered in Alameda County. To get involved, please contact me at mshklovsky@gmail.com.

Warm regards,

Michael Shklovsky, Chair of the ACBA Trial Practice Section


The Executive Committee


CHAIR
Michael Shklovsky 


6112 Jordan Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(925) 212-9648
 

VICE CHAIR
Carl Ciochon


Wendel Rosen Black & Dean
1111 Broadway, 24th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
         

SECRETARY
Justin Bosl


Kazan McClain et al
55 Harrison St Ste 400
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 302-1000
 

MEMBER
Caitlin Connell


Patton & Sullivan LLP
6600 Koll Center Parkway
Pleasanton, CA  94566
(925) 600-1800
 
         

MEMBER
Suizi Lin


Law Office of Suizi Lin
151 Callan Avenue,  Suite 306
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 689-1988
 

MEMBER
Gregory McCormick


Burnham Brown
1901 Harrison Street, 11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
gmccormick@burnhambrown.com
(510) 444-6800

         

MEMBER
Michael Reynolds


Rankin Sproat Mires Beaty & Reynolds
1970 Broadway, Suite 1150
Oakland, CA, 94612
(510) 465-3922
 

EMERITUS
David Goldman


Wendel Rosen Black & Dean
1111 Broadway, Floor 24
Oakland, CA 94607
dgoldman@wendel.com
(510) 834-6600

         

ALTERNATE MEMBER
Austin Houvener


Toschi Sidran Collins & Doyle
100 Webster St # 300
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 835-3400
Austin Houvener  

ACBA BOARD LIAISON
Eric Handler


Donahue Fitzgerald LLP
1999 Harrison Street, 25th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 451-0544
         

 

   

ACBA STAFF LIAISON
Hadassah Hayashi


Membership & Education Coordinator
1000 Broadway, Suite 480
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 302-2200

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