News from the Court

Check this page for recent messages that the Contra Costa County Superior Court asked that we share with members of the CCCBA.


New Hours for Court Clerk’s Office

Effective June 1st, The Contra Costa County Superior Court will extend the Clerk’s Office window to 4:00 pm. This will be consistent with the Traffic windows at the branches that are already open until 4:00 as well as 90% of the other courts throughout the state. The phone hours will continue to close at 3:00 pm.

Alameda Superior Court Invites Public Comment on Local Rules

The last day to comment on any of these is June 24, 2023, 5:00 pm

Local Rule 1.7. Photographing, recording, broadcasting, and using electronic devices in court proceedings, courthouses, and other court locations; remote media access by video

Local Rule 1.8.1. Additional rules for filing and hearings

Local Rule 5.37. Application and Order for Telephone Appearance [REPEALED

Probate Court

For the foreseeable future, the Probate Department requests that if you are filing something two weeks or less before your hearing, please provide courtesy copies.

For Department 15, please provide courtesy copies through the Probate Examiner’s office only.

For Department 30, you may provide courtesy copies either through the Probate Examiners or you may leave a hard copy in Judge George’s inbox located outside of Department 30’s chambers.

Providing proof that your document was submitted for e-filing is also very helpful when you provide your courtesy copies.

See our E-Filing page


Joint CEO Statement from Superior Courts of California: There is a Court Reporter Shortage Crisis in California

Please join the courts in finding ways to ensure that all litigants who need a record have access to one. Read more.

Pittsburg Misdemeanor Updates

New procedures and practices for handling misdemeanors in Pittsburg. Please see the attached instructions from Judge Treat. 11/8/2022.

Temporary Judges Sought in Contra Costa and Alameda

The Superior Courts in Contra Costa and Alameda are both seeking attorneys to serve as Judges Pro Tem. The application deadline for the Alameda County Superior Court is September 30, 2022 for the 2023 calendar year. See the flyer here. The Contra Costa County Superior Court accepts applications on a rolling basis. See the flyer here.