Department Information

Complex Litigation

JudgeSeligman, Brad
AddressAdministration Building
1221 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone Number (510) 267-6939
Fax Number () -

Court Reporter - New Information

NOTICE OF NONAVAILABILITY OF COURT REPORTERS: Effective June 4, 2012, the court will not provide a court reporter for civil law and motion hearings, any other hearing or trial in civil departments. Parties may arrange and pay for the attendance of a certified shorthand reporter. Amended Local Rule 3.95 states: "Except as otherwise required by law, in general civil case and probate departments, the services of an official court reporter are not normally available. For civil trials, each party must serve and file a statement before the trial date indicating whether the party requests the presence of an official court reporter."


Department Information

General Procedures You may schedule case management hearings, law & motion hearings and other calendar events with Department 23 by EMAIL ONLY. The use of email 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 email to the Court and you must show that you have done so in your email. Courtesy copies of all moving, opposition and reply papers should be delivered directly to Dept. 23 in the Administration Building 1221 Oak St. 4th Floor Oakland, CA 94612.
Trial Schedule Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm.
CMC Schedule Tuesdays beginning at 3:00 pm. Asbestos Cases Fridays 9:15 am
L&M Schedule Tuesdays beginning at 3:00 pm. Asbestos Cases Fridays 9:30 am; in exceptional circumstances, motions may be set at other times.
Settlement Conference Schedule N/A
ExParte Schedule Tuesdays at 3:00 pm. Asbestos Cases Fridays 9:00 am
Special Motion and/or Other Department Information Pro Hac Vice Process: Applications for Pro Hac Vice must be submitted by noticed motion on regular time, or, if it is a time sensitive matter, a request for an order shortening time must be submitted. Applications will not be considered on an exparte basis. CRC 9.40.
L&M Reservations, Email
L&M Reservations, Other Information Reservations by email only. No discovery motions will be scheduled prior to conference with the court. Email to schedule a conference.
ExParte, Email
Ex Parte, Other Information Reservations by email only.