Judge Morris D. Jacobson

Hon. Morris D. Jacobson
Judge, Superior Court of Alameda County

Current Term: Sept 2012–Sept 2015
Membership: Advisory member, appointed by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Internal Committee: Executive & Planning Committee; Litigation Management
Council Liaison to: Superior Courts of Contra Costa, Marin, and San Francisco Counties



Judge Jacobson was appointed to the bench in 2005. Before serving on the court, Judge Jacobson served as a Deputy District Attorney for Alameda County, Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice, and a contract attorney for a local law firm. He has been an adjunct professor for Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco since 1994. Before joining the council, Judge Jacobson was a member of the council’s Criminal Law Advisory Committee and the CJER Criminal Law Curriculum Committee. He has been heavily involved in efforts related to criminal justice realignment. 


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 the major service units of the Judicial Council staff. Members with updates present their reports at Judicial Council meetings, bringing fresh perspectives on the issues and challenges facing the judicial branch.

Contra Costa and Marin Counties Superior Court liaison reports by Judge Morris Jacobson Counties
Apr 25, 2013

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