Top 10 Things to Know About the Upcoming Court Reorganization

Assistant Presiding Judge Morris Jacobson held a Town Hall Meeting at the ACBA on August 19th to introduce his vision for reorganizing the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. By the time the Court completes transition in the middle of 2017, there will be a number of changes.

We’ve compiled a list below of the top 10 things to know (so far) about the Court’s upcoming reorganization for those who were unable to attend.

Ask the Presiding Judge: Winifred Smith

Judge Winifred Smith is the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, for a two year term that started in January of 2014. She was appointed by Governor Gray Davis in November 2000, and prior to her appointment, served as deputy assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice in San […]


Few things are more frustrating to a civil litigator than a protracted and costly discovery dispute. Discovery motions consume valuable time and energy, and judges are often reluctant to rule on the merits, or even allow a discovery motion to be filed, without first exhausting informal efforts to resolve the dispute. Discovery facilitation is a […]

Breaking News from the Court

We are excited to announce that the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Civil Clerks’ Office hours will be extended from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning October 1, 2014.  This pilot program will be in effect until the end of the year at which time it will be re-evaluated. The […]