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Alameda County Superior Court, Department 520 (website)

Clerk phone: 510-690-2729

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The Hon. Julia Spain is a judge for the Superior Court of Alameda County in California. She was elevated to this position in 1998 through unification of the courts. Spain is a graduate of the University of California - Hastings College of the Law. Spain is a former partner of the law firm McCarthy Leonard & Spain and executive director of the Alameda County Bar Association. She was a judge of the Hayward Municipal Court from 1996 until she was appointed to the Superior Court in 1998.


  • J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law


  • Partner at McCarthy Leonard & Spain (from 1998)
  • Judge at Hayward Municipal Court (1996 to 1998)