Department Information

Complex Litigation

JudgeMarkman, Michael M.
AddressAdministration Building
1221 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone Number (510) 267-6932
Fax Number

Court Reporter - New Information

NOTICE OF NONAVAILABILITY OF COURT REPORTERS: The court will not provide a court reporter for civil law and motion hearings, any other hearing or trial in civil departments, or any afternoon hearing in Department 201 (probate). Parties may arrange and pay for the attendance of a certified shorthand reporter.


Department Information

General Procedures Courtesy copies of all law and motion papers filed with the Court are to be delivered directly to Department 16. Tentative rulings for case management conferences can be viewed in the Register of Actions. The tentative ruling will become the order of the court if there is no appearance by any party. Any party submitting to a tentative ruling should contact all other parties before not appearing.
Trial Schedule Trials commence with Pretrial Conferences held Friday from 9:00 a. m. to 12:00 p.m. Trials are generally held Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.
CMC Schedule Initial Case Management Conferences: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m. Case Management Conference Continuances: Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
L&M Schedule Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Reservations are required
Settlement Conference Schedule When specially set by the department.
ExParte Schedule Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m. Reservations are required.
Special Motion and/or Other Department Information Department 16 conducts discovery conferences pursuant to Local Rule 3.31 as described in the initial Case Management Order issued in each case.
L&M Reservations, Email
ExParte, Email