Department 17 - Judge Barry Goode

Clerk: Diane Lynn
Email: cxlit@contracosta.courts.ca.gov
Phone: (925) 608-1117
Fax: (925) 608-2686


Effective August 15, 2005, the Court began accepting electronic filings on designated Complex Litigation cases.
The court will designate a service provider for each complex litigation case.

Notice: Effective January 1, 2009, the Court fee to file electronically will be $5.00 per transaction.

Important Links

Complex Litigation FAQ

Open Access - external link

File & ServeXpress - Contra Costa - external link

California Rules of Court : Electronic Service (2.251) - external link

Electronic Case Filing Standing Order

Initial Case Assignment Order

Sample Good Faith Settlement Order

Sample Bench Trial and Issue Conference Order

Sample Trial and Issue Conference Order

Issue Conference Check List

A Handy Guide to Department 17

Technology in the Courtroom

The Complex Litigation department is a “high tech” courtroom. This equipment is fully integrated to help you present evidence in court. Please read the Evidence Presentation Equipment instructions so that you will know how to use this equipment before trial.