Judicial Opinions and Orders of General Interest

Doe v. Antioch Unified School District Final Opinion and Order – 9/19/16


Public Notice for Renewal of High Value Contracts

TAs required by California Rules of Court, Rule 10.620 Public access to administrative decisions of Trial Courts, the Contra Costa Superior Court informs the general public of renewal of the contracts in the document below:
Notice for Renewal of High Value Contracts


Notice of Annual Allocation from the Judicial Council

This notice is provided consistent with California Rule of Court 10.620(f). At its July 29, 2016 meeting, the Judicial Council allocated $41,686,519 to the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa for its Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget.

For more information please click here:
Notice of Annual Allocation from the Judicial Council


Contra Costa Superior Court Invites Public Comment on Draft Local Court Rules

As required by California Rules of Court, Rule 10.613(g), the Contra Costa Superior Court seeks comments regarding recommended changes or additions to Local Court Rules that will become effective January 1, 2017. The comment period will run from July 11, 2016 through September 9, 2016.

Here is a copy of the Draft Local Rules for your review. You may also request a hard copy by contacting the Public Information Officer.

Comments must be submitted in writing no later than September 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to:

mediainfo@contracosta.courts.ca.gov

or

Public Information Officer
Contra Costa Superior Court
P.O. Box 911
Martinez, CA 94553


Proposition 47

On November 4, 2014, the voters of California passed Proposition 47, a law that reduces some felonies to misdemeanors. To find out more information, please click the link below:

Proposition 47: Felony Charges Reduction



New Hours for Self-Help and Family Law Facilitators

The self help center in the Spinetta Family Law courthouse will now provide services to the public at following schedule:

Days Time Services Available
Monday - Thursday 8am - 2pm Brief assistance, information, and referrals No appointment needed
Monday - Thursday various Family law forms workshops Get appointment at the help desk
Friday 8am - 2pm One-on-one assistance with final judgment forms Get appointment at the help desk

Civic Learning Award Program

The Chief Justice is teaming with State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, to launch a new Civil Learning Award program. The program is designed to celebrate successful civic education efforts by California public high schools. For more information, go to:


Community Homeless Court

Homeless Court is an alternative to the traditional criminal justice court system. The Homeless Court program is focused on helping individuals with a history of homelessness clear fines for infractions. Clients are rewarded retroactively for the work they have already done toward clearing the fines on their tickets. Court sessions are held at the Concord Adult Homeless Shelter. For more information, go to: