Superior Court of Alameda – Court Updates

Mandatory eFiling for Attorneys in Most Cases Begins Monday

Oakland, Calif. – October 20, 2023 – Starting Monday, all attorneys filing cases in family law, probate, mental health, and adoption must electronically file their documents using a court-approved electronic filing service provider.

This mandatory e-filing requirement is the last step in the Superior Court of Alameda County’s transition of all case types, except traffic, to a modern, electronic case management system. Case types in family law, probate, mental health, and adoption were moved to eCourt over Labor Day weekend joining civil cases which were transitioned to the system in 2021. Criminal and juvenile cases are also stored electronically on the Odyssey platform.

Litigants representing themselves are encouraged to e-file but it is not mandatory.

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All Court Clerk’s Offices Now Open Until 3 p.m.

Oakland, Calif. – October 23, 2023 – The Superior Court of Alameda County will keep clerks’ offices open to the public until 3 p.m. at all its courthouses, providing the public with additional access to the courts.

The change impacts clerks’ offices at courthouses in Oakland, Hayward, Alameda, and Berkeley where certain offices had been closing at 2 p.m. as a result of lower and unpredictable staffing levels due to COVID-19.

Phone hours will also extend to 3 p.m. at all clerks’ offices and drop boxes will now be accessible from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Invitation to Comment Proposed Court Budget FY 2023-2024

Notice to Attorneys and to All Interested Parties: Invitation to Comment on Proposed Court Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-2024.

As required by Government Code 68511.7, the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda hereby distributes for public comment its proposed budget for fiscal year 2023-24.

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