||You may schedule case management hearings, law & motion hearings and other calendar events with Dept. 19 by e-mail. The use of e-mail is not a substitute for filing pleadings or filing other documents. You must provide copies of all email communications to each party (or the party's attorney if the party is represented) at the same time that you send the e-mail to the Court and you must show that you have done so in your e-mail.
Courtesy copies of all moving, opposition and reply papers should be delivered directly to Dept. 19 in the Administration Building, 1221 Oak St. 3rd Floor Oakland, CA 94612.
||Monday through Thursday at 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
||Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Tentative Case Management orders will be posted on the Register of Actions by Monday noon with instructions for contesting and requesting a video hearing, which usually will be held the following week.
||Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. During court closure, tentative rulings will give instructions for contesting and requesting a video hearing, which generally will be at a later date.
||As Scheduled by Judge
||During the court closure, all ex parte requests should be submitted as discussed in the "Special Motion..." section below.
|Special Motion and/or
Other Department Information
||All ex parte requests should be submitted to the clerk's office for the judge's work queue with a pdf copy emailed to Dept19@alameda.courts.ca.gov and service on all other parties. Judge Kaus will wait 24 hours for an opposition or request for a video hearing and then will either rule or schedule a hearing. See Emergency Local Rule 1.8a(h)(3).
Civil Jury Trial Readiness Hearings heard on Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
|L&M Reservations, Email
||Please provide: 1) Name of case; 2) Case number; 3) Title of motion; 4) Moving party; 5) Name of Responding Party's Counsel and email address.