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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Superior Court of Alameda - Hayward Hall of Justice as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Alameda County, California, and resources applicable to all courts in California.
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Alameda County Case Records
Search Alameda County case records through the DomainWeb service. An account must be created in order to search by name or to purchase document images.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Alameda County Criminal Docket Finder
Search the Alameda County Criminal Docket Finder for criminal defendants' court appearance dates, by docket number and court name, or by police report number and agency name.
Alameda County Superior Court Calendars
To view Alameda County Superior Court calendars by court location, date, judge, and department, select the "Calendar Search" icon. To view direct calendar cases by judge and department, select the "Direct Calendar Departments" icon.
Find your Alameda County Superior Court Date
Search Alameda County Superior Court dates by name or organization name.
Published opinions and orders
Alameda County Tentative Rulings
View Alameda County Superior Court tentative rulings in civil cases. Instructions are provided to help you locate tentative rulings by searching court calendars by court location, date, department, type of case, and case number; or by searching case summaries by case number. If a case has a Tentative Ruling, it will be available via a link on the search results page.
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search California Attorney General legal opinions from 1986 to current.
Forms and related information
Alameda County Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Alameda County Superior Courts, including general, probate, adoption, family law, juvenile, small claims, and traffic forms. A link to statewide forms is included.
California State Superior Court Forms
View and download California court forms by form name or form number, select a group of forms by type of case, or view a list of recently changed forms.
Attorney Complaint Forms and Information
The State Bar of California offers information and resources related to complaints about an attorney, including an online complaint form.
AOC Records Request Form and Information
The Administrative Office of the Courts offers an online request form and information about how to request records maintained by the Office, the Judicial Council or the appellate courts.
Interactive Online Forms
Answer a series of questions about your case, and TurboCourt - EZLegalFile will prepare the appropriate family law, small claims, evictions, domestic violence, guardianship, and child support forms for you to file in California Superior Courts. A convenience fee applies.
View the I-Can online legal application to assist with filling out and filing California Superior Court forms. Payment is required unless a fee waiver is granted.
Online fine payments
Pay Alameda County Sheriff Parking Tickets
Pay Alameda County Sheriff parking tickets online. A fee applies.
Pay Alameda County Traffic Tickets and Traffic School Fees
Pay Alameda County traffic tickets and Traffic school payments, extensions, and dismissals online. A fee applies.
Pay City of Alameda Parking Tickets
Pay City of Alameda parking tickets online.
Pay City of Albany Parking Tickets
Pay City of Albany parking tickets online. A fee applies.
Pay City of Emeryville Parking Tickets
Pay City of Emeryville parking tickets online. A fee applies.
Pay or Appeal City of Fremont Parking Tickets
Pay or appeal City of Fremont parking tickets online. A fee applies.
Pay or Appeal City of Union City Parking Tickets
Pay or appeal City of Union City parking tickets online. A fee applies.
Pay or Contest City of Dublin Parking Tickets
Pay City of Dublin parking tickets online. A fee applies. Contest parking tickets by telephone or download a form to contest parking tickets by mail.
Pay or Contest City of Oakland Parking Tickets
Pay City of Oakland parking tickets or contest tickets online.
Pay or Contest City of Piedmont Parking Tickets
Pay City of Piedmont parking tickets online. A fee applies. Links to administrative review and hearing request forms are provided for parties wishing to contest a parking ticket.
Self help, legal research, general information
Alameda County Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Alternative Dispute Resolution program in Alameda County, which includes mediation and arbitration and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
Alameda County Civil Case Information
View information about civil cases in Alameda County, including court locations and contacts, court records, law and motion procedure, tentative rulings, alternative dispute resolution, and a link to the California Courts Self-Help Center.
Alameda County Criminal Case Information
View information about criminal cases in Alameda County, including court locations and contacts, genetic testing, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Alameda County Drug Court
View information about Alameda County Drug Court, a department of Superior Court that can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Alameda County Family Law Information
View information about family law cases in Alameda County, including court locations and contacts, custody, visitation, guardianship, domestic violence, juvenile dependency, mediation, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Alameda County Juvenile Case Information
View information about juvenile cases in Alameda County, including court locations and contacts, jurisdiction, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Alameda County Law Library
View information about the Bernard E. Witkin Law Library, including an online catalog, list of available materials, downloadable research guides on a variety of legal topics, and a link to an online ask-a-librarian service.
Alameda County Probate Information
View information about Probate cases in Alameda County, including court location and contacts, types of cases heard, calendar, case research, investigators, examiner's notes, fees, court records, rules, forms, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Alameda County Self-Representation Information
View information for people who represent themselves in Alameda County Superior Court, including types of help available and answers to frequently asked questions. Links to additional information include the Family Law Facilitator, state and local court forms, court rules, the Alameda County Law Library, the Resource Center, and evidence presentation.
Alameda County Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Alameda County, including court locations and contacts, how to get help with your case, fees, rules, forms, and a link to the California Courts Self-Help Center's small claims resources.
Alameda County Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic cases in Alameda County, including court locations and contacts, forms, ticket payments, court dates, traffic school, red-light video viewing, and answers to frequently asked questions.
California Courts - Legal Information and Legal Resources
View California Courts self-help information on court procedure, legal research, lawyers and legal help, small claims, families and children, divorce or separation, abuse and harassment, housing, name change, traffic, seniors and conservatorship, financial issues, criminal law, and appeals. Links to additional online resources and a glossary of terms are included.
California Court Rules
View and download statewide California Rules of Court by case type and local Superior Court rules by county.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
View information about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes, which include mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, and settlement conferences, and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. A link to local Superior Court ADR programs is included.
California Courts - Small Claims Information
View California Courts information on Small Claims cases, including research and trial preparation, filing or responding to a claim, collection or appeal of a judgment, and judgment payment options.
California Courts - Wills, Estates, and Probate Information
View California Courts information about wills, estates, and probate cases, including an overview of asset distribution upon death of an individual, will validity, and the process of administering a probate estate.
California Law Libraries
View a list of California county law libraries, with contact information, hours, maps, and links to available local law library websites.
California Legal Document Assistance
View information about California Legal Document Assistants, who help self-represented parties prepare and file legal documents for a fee. Search for a member in your area by name, area code, zip code, city, county, or service performed.
Search California codes by name of code and section, browse codes by table of contents, or search by name of code and keywords.
Child Support Services
The California Department of Child Support Services offers information and services related to child support, including online case information, online child support calculator, paternity establishment and contact information for local offices.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in California, including local housing counseling agencies, information, state agencies and programs, and a link to legal aid providers.
LawHelp California Legal Information and Legal Resources
LawHelp California offers legal information and other resources for many legal issues, including housing, family issues, benefits, domestic violence, employment, small claims, veterans and military, civil rights, immigration, disability, estates, and Native American issues. Legal information is also available in a wide range of languages.
Legal Research Information
The Council of California County Law Librarians offers an online class in how to conduct legal research.
Legal Research Links
The Council of California County Law Librarians offers a categorized list of links to state and national legal resources, including general research, laws, regulations, courts, forms, and rules.
Online Law Library Services
Several California law libraries provide staff for the AskNow law librarian service, which provides online answers to legal reference questions and referrals for further research.
Search California Traffic Safety Institute Traffic Schools
The California Traffic Safety Institute provides lists of classroom and home-study traffic schools, searchable by county.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers information about traffic laws, driver licenses, and vehicle registration.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Alameda County Public Defender
View information about the Alameda County Public Defender, who provides criminal defense services to eligible low-income adult and juvenile defendants.
Bay Area Legal Assistance
View information about Bay Area Legal Aid, which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties. A legal advice hotline number and links to additional resources are included.
Find a Lawyer, Referral Services, and Complaint Procedures
The State Bar of California offers advice on how to find a lawyer, a search of its membership by name or bar number, and a search of lawyer referral services by county. It also provides instructions for filing a complaint against a lawyer, resolving a fee dispute, and applying for reimbursement for attorney misconduct.
California Rural Legal Assistance
View information about California Rural Legal Assistance, which provides free legal assistance to low-income rural residents of approximately one third of California's counties. Most services involve civil rights, community development, education, health, housing, labor, and employment.
California Bar Association - Attorney Information and Discipline Records
The California Bar Association offers an attorney search by name or bar number and a search for legal specialists. Search results include contact information, date of bar admission, schools attended, and any public disciplinary records. Links to information about obtaining discipline records and the discipline system is included.
The Judicial Council of California offers an online search of court interpreters by language spoken and county. Includes links to interpreter resources and an online search for medical interpreters.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Services Information
View information about sources of free and low-cost legal services, including court-based services, legal aid agencies, governmnent agencies, lawyer referral services, law schools, dispute resolution programs, and prepaid legal sevice plans.
Free Legal Help
LawHelp California offers a directory of California organizations that provide free and reduced-fee legal services. The directory can be searched by counties served or an alphabetical list.
View information about limited-scope representation, in which lawyers provide some services to self-represented parties for a smaller fee than full representation. Services may include advice about the case, representation on some issues in the case, document and evidence preparation, coaching, discovery, research, and other tasks as agreed.