Commissioner Sue Alexander

Commissioner AlexanderHon. Sue Alexander
Commissioner, Superior Court of Alameda County

Current Term: Jan 2011–Sept 2014
Membership: Advisory member, appointed by Chief Justice Ronald M. George

Internal Committee: Executive and Planning Committee
Council Liaison to: Superior Courts of Alpine, Amador, El Dorado and Glenn Counties; AOC Center for Families, Children & the Courts


 

 

Commissioner Alexander has served on the Superior Court of Alameda County since 1997 and has expertise in family law, domestic violence and civil harassment, elder abuse, and traffic and small claims. She has served as a member of the Judicial Council’s Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee, the Elkins Family Law Implementation Task Force, and the Family Law Curriculum Committee for the Governing Committee for the Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER). She served on the executive board of the California Judges Association (CJA) from 2007 to 2010, is on the CJA Foundation Board, and is a current board member of the California Court Commissioners Association. Before her appointment to the bench, Commissioner Alexander was a mental health hearing officer for Alameda and Santa Clara Counties. She was in private practice for 14 years, focusing on family law, probate, and estate planning and juvenile dependency. She is a certified specialist in both Family Law and Probate and Estate Planning. In 2012, she was named the State Bar Family Section’s Judicial Officer of the Year.

LIAISON Reports

As part of the Judicial Council’s efforts to increase communication and transparency and promote accountability, council members serve as liaisons to the 58 trial courts and to major units in the Administrative Office of the Courts. Each member’s liaison reports at Judicial Council meetings bring fresh perspectives on the issues and challenges facing the judicial branch.
 
Commissioner Alexander reports on the Superior Courts of Glenn County
On Aug 23, 2013, Commissioner Alexander reports on her recent visit to the Superior Court of Amador County. Staffing challenges are a major challenge after 40% reduction in funding in recent years. Long trials also absorb much of the court's resources, Commissioner Alexander reports.
Commissioner Alexander reports on the Superior Courts of Glenn County
Aug 23, 2013

Commissioner Alexander reports on the Superior Courts of Amador, El Dorado and Glenn Counties
Sept. 2012

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