||Counsel are to be familiar and comply with the Statement of Professionalism and Civility, Alameda County Bar Association www.acbanet.org.
Email is the preferred method of communicating with court staff. Telephone communications are possible, but use of email will greatly facilitate a prompt response to your inquiries. When a copy of a document must be transmitted to court staff, it should be hand-delivered to Department 17. The use of an email attachments is not a substitute for filing of pleadings or other documents.
All email communications should be copied to all parties for whom an email address is available, so inclusion of available email addresses in the caption of all filed papers, as required CRC 2.111(1) is critical.
||Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Court Trials commence Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
||Anyone seeking to schedule a hearing must first "meet and confer" with all counsel regarding proposed dates then contact Dept. 17 via e-mail with copies to all counsel.
||Will usually be set Tuesday through Thursday at 9 and Friday at 9:30.
||Tuesdays-Thursdays at 9 am (asbestos on Thursdays). For a reservation, meet and confer regarding dates then email. Do not seek a discovery-related reservation without first complying with Dept. 17's informal resolution protocol.
||Ad hoc. Before submitting an ex parte application that requires a hearing, (a) email Dept. 17 to secure a hearing date, and (b) provide CRC 3.1203(a) notice to all parties. Compliance with CRC 3.1203(a) will be strictly enforced.
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Other Department Information
||(1)Counsel should consider and recommend creative, efficient approaches to valuing and resolving their case (CRC 3.724).
(2) Potential discovery and other problems should be anticipated and discussed.
(3) No discovery motion shall be filed without prior serious efforts to resolve it. No motion to compel may be filed without first complying with the procedures set forth on Dept. 17's web page on DomainWeb (Complex).
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