Hon. Morris D. Jacobson Assistant Presiding 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 Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and Santa Clara 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 Superior Court liaison report by Judge Morris Jacobson Oct 29, 2014