Going to A.F. Bray Courthouse? Everything you need to know.

Going to A.F. Bray Courthouse? Everything you need to know.

Cassidy Chansirik
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The A.F. Bray Courthouse in Martinez, California is where you can:

  • Report for jury duty services if you have been summoned
  • Handle landlord/tenant issues
  • File or respond to small claims issues
  • Respond to traffic tickets
  • Attend Guardianship workshops 
  • Participate in Small Claims Workshops 
  • Meet with a volunteer attorney to get paperwork checked, ask questions, or obtain general legal information about a problem 
  • Access free legal resources at the Law Library

 

 

When to show up:

  • To know when to show up for jury duty services, check for initial reporting instructions at 5:00 p.m. the evening before your service begins. To do this, you will have to call (925) 608-1000. 
  • You may be instructed to report to the courthouse at 8:00 a.m. OR to call another recorded message at 11:30 a.m. for a possible afternoon appearance. 
  • You are required to check for group reporting instructions until you are either told to report to the courthouse or told that your service has been completed without needing to report. 
  • Guardianship workshops are held every third Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. AND every fourth Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Law Library
  • Small Claims workshops are held every second Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Law Library
  • Meetings with a volunteer attorney take place every second Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sign-ups begin at 12:00 p.m.
  • The Law Library is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Important tips:

 

  • COVID-19 has altered many of A.F. Bray Courthouse’s general hours and procedures.
  • Anyone entering the courthouse must be wearing a mask or face covering. 
  • When you enter, you will have your temperature taken. If your temperature is 100 degrees or higher, you will be denied entrance to the Courthouse for the day. 
  • All Guardianship workshops and Small Claims workshops are cancelled until further notice.
  • As of May 26, 2020 at 8:00 AM, A.F. Bray Courthouse will reopen and jury service will resume. 
  • If you are sick, exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, or are high-risk, you can be excused from jury service upon showing proof by calling (925) 608-1000. 
  • Metered parking is available on the streets by the courthouse.  

 

 

Their address is:

 A.F. Bray Courthouse

1020 Ward Street
Martinez, CA 94553

 

Their phone number is:

 (925) 608-1000

     

Their hours are:

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Monday through Friday

Until further notice 

 

More resources:

https://www.cc-courts.org/locations/bray.aspx
 

This article is intended to convey generally useful information only and does not constitute legal advice. Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author, not LawChamps.

 

 
Cassidy Chansirik

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