Trusts and Estates

About the Section

The ACBA Trusts and Estates Section provides Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) programs and networking opportunities for trust and estate attorneys.

To join the section, please contact our Membership Department at (510) 302-2200 or

Upcoming Programs

Trusts and Estates Study Group

Members of the ACBA Trusts and Estates Section and EBTEL are invited to attend monthly meetings of the ACBA Trusts and Estates Study Group. The Study Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the ACBA. The study group is an opportunity for both new and experienced practitioners to ask practice questions, collaborate and learn.

Please visit for events

Access Information regarding Probate Cases Online!

The documents filed in probate cases are visible on DOMAIN Web here. This applies to all filings after January 30, 2006, with certain exceptions.

For confidential case types, conservatorship and guardianship, images remain inaccessible on the web; (California Rule of Court 7023). The Probate Operations Committee identified other confidential case types and filings that will not have images on the web.

The rule for Probate Examiner's Checklist has not changed. The checklist is visible on all Probate cases from June 2003 on.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Office of Information Technology Help Desk at (510) 208-3966 ext. 32255.



The Executive Committee

Kristen Bargmeyer 

Bargmeyer Law
446 17th Street, Suite 201
Oakland, CA 94612
(925) 464-8988
Kristen Bargmeyer      

Beth Hodess

OnPoint Legal Counsel, PC
440 Grand Avenue, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 569-8558
Beth Hodess
Cheryl Poncini

Alameda County District Attorney
1225 Fallon Street, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 268-7554
Cheryl Poncini  
Hadassah Hayashi

Alameda County Bar Association
1000 Broadway, Suite 480
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 302-2200


Alameda County Superior Court

San Francisco County Superior Court

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Santa Clara County Superior Court

San Mateo County Superior Court
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Marin County Superior Court

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