Alameda County Superior Court to resume small claims, restraining order hearings remotely

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Beginning June 1, the Alameda County Superior Court will resume certain types of trials, including those for small claims and restraining orders, through teleconference.

The remote “reopening” was announced Wednesday, and the decision was issued to match a similar statewide order by the California Judicial Council. It also follows the Alameda County public health officer’s announcement of moving into stage two of resuming economic activity.

Small claims trials will be heard remotely starting June 1 through the court’s BlueJeans teleconferencing platform, and those involved in the trials will receive specifics before their hearing dates, according to a press release from the superior court.

Civil harassment, elder abuse, gun violence and domestic violence restraining order trials will also be held remotely starting June 1.

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Kate Finman is the executive news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @KateFinman_DC.