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 Membership Assistant Jocelyn Bartlett at membershipassistant@acbanet.org, or at (510) 302-2201.


Upcoming Events

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


Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Judicial Assignments

(effective January 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

Dept Judge Phone Number

1

Smith, Winifred (PJ)

(510) 891-6040

1A Smiley, Charles (510) 891-6041
1B Jones Dickson, Ursula (510) 891-6042
2 Thompson, Trina (510) 891-6043
3 Rhynes, Gloria (510) 891-6044
4 Unassigned (510) 891-6045
5 Hing, Stuart (510) 891-6046 
6 Clay, C. Don (510) 891-6047 
7 Hymer, Allan (510) 891-6048
8 Nakahara, Vernon (510) 891-6049
9 Goodman, Larry (510) 891-6050 
10 Rolefson, Jon (510) 891-6051 
11 Delucchi, Paul (510) 891-6052 
12 Reardon, Thomas (510) 891-6053
13 Horner, Jeffrey (510) 891-6054

Country Administration Building - 1221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Dept Judge Phone Number
14 Grillo, Evelio (510) 267-6930
15 Petrou, Ioana (510) 267-6931
16 Appel, Lawrence (510) 267-6932
17 Hernandez, George C. Jr. (510) 267-6933
18 Colwell, Kimberly (510) 267-6934
19 Bereola, Gail (510) 267-6935
20 Freedman, Robert (510) 267-6936
21 Carvil, Wynne (SJ-C) (510) 267-6937
22 McGuiness, Robert (510) 267-6938
23 Kaus, Stephen  (510) 267-6939
24 Roesch, Frank (510) 267-6940
25 MacLaren, Ronni (510) 267-6941

U.S. Post Office Building - 201 Thirteenth Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Dept Judge   Phone Number
30 Seligman, Brad (510) 268-5104
31 Unassigned (510) 268-5105/5117

Hayward Hall of Justice - 24405 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544

Dept Judge Phone Number
510 Gee, Delbert (510) 690-2719
514 Kaus, Stephen (510) 690-2723
516 Harbin-Forte, Brenda (510) 690-2725
520 Lee, Jo-Lynne     (510) 690-2729
522 Hayashi, Dennis (510) 690-2731

Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse - 661 Washington Street, Oakland 94607

Dept Judge/Commissioner Phone Number
101 Unassigned  (510)  627-4708
102 Culver, Taylor  (510)  627-4709
103 Hendrickson, Elizabeth  (510)  627-4710
104 Brosnahan, Carol  (510)  627-4711
105 Rogers, Thomas  (510)  627-4712
106 Baranco, Gordon  (510)  627-4713
107 Rodrigue, Karen  (510)  627-4714
108 Herbert, Paul  (510)  627-4715
109 Desautels, Tara  (510)  627-4716
110 Unassigned  (510)  627-4717
111 Zika, Patrick  (510)  627-4718
112 Syren, Gregory, SJ  (510)  627-4719
113 Kolakowski, Victornia  (510)  627-4720
114 Briggs, Kimberly  (510)  627-4721
115 Northridge, Yolanda  (510)  627-4722

 

Hayward Hall of Justice - 24405 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544
Dept Judge Phone Number
510 Gee, Delbert (510) 690-2719
514 Kaus, Stephen (510) 690-2723
516 Harbin-Forte, Brenda (510) 690-2725
520 Lee, Jo-Lynne     (510) 690-2729
522 Hayashi, Dennis (510) 690-2731
 

Gale Schenone Hall of Justice – 5672 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94538      Fax: (925) 227-6775

Dept Judge Phone Number
705 Spain, Julia                    (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

 


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

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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 Fall 2014 of the Trial 
Practice Newsletter 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.

 

 


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

         

ACBA BOARD LIAISON
TBD


 

   

ACBA STAFF LIAISON
Hadassah Hayashi


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

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