Complex Litigation

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Department 17

Judge Barry Goode
Clerk:  Diane Lynn

E-mail: cxlit@contracosta.courts.ca.gov

Phone:  (925) 957- 5717
Fax:  (925) 957- 5905

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.

Open Access
Up to the minute Case Status and Imaged Documents (when available)

Instructions for using Open Access


E-Filing Frequently Asked Questions

File & ServeXpress - Contra Costa

Dept 17 Forms:

Guidelines for Complex Litigation

CA Rules Of Court:  E-Filing

CA Rules Of Court:  Privacy and Public Access

Electronic Case Filing Standing Order

Initial Case Assignment Order

Sample Good Faith Settlement Order

Sample Issue Conference Setting Order

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.



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