Alameda Superior: Court Updates

Court Expands Electronic Case Filing System

The Superior Court of Alameda County will transition all family law, probate, mental health and adoption cases to a new electronic case management system this fall and is now offering demonstrations and informational sessions to raise awareness on how to use the system.

Beginning this week, the Court will provide demonstrations and answer questions from attorneys and others who frequently file and access court filings for family court, probate, mental health and adoption. These demonstrations are being offered in anticipation of a transition of court files to the Journal Technologies’ eCourt case management system on September 5, 2023.

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Court Elects Next Presiding Judge

Judge Thomas Nixon was elected as the next Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of Alameda County with overwhelming support from his peers. Judge Nixon’s two-year term will begin on January 1, 2024.

“I’m honored to have the support of my fellow judges and excited to lead the court as we continue to move forward in this post-pandemic era,” Nixon said. “I’m looking forward to the job ahead.”

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Court Offers New Way to Apply for Traffic Citation Financial Relief

Motorists unable to pay traffic citations due to financial hardship will have a more convenient way to request relief as the Superior Court of Alameda County transitions to a statewide, online tool that will help determine eligibility and provide alternatives to full payment.

Beginning July 5, 2023, people who received citations in Alameda County can visit to apply for a reduction in the amount owed, request a payment plan, seek an extended due date for payment or request community service as an option in lieu of payment.

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