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Berkeley may be one of the most politically liberal places in the United States, but it is also home to one of the nation’s premier law schools, Boalt Hall School of Law. Berkeley is a very diverse college town that hosts concerts at the Hearst Greek Theatre and enjoys the Berkeley Rose Garden and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Berkeley is a great place to find a lawyer who knows the Alameda County courts. Lawyers in Berkeley take cases in immigration, bankruptcy, wrongful termination, personal injury, and business contract disputes but are qualified to handle any legal issue that you may face.
The recent rally against UC Berkeley held by Native American activists over reparation of ancestral remains is going to court. The lawsuit claims the UC Berkeley failed to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Reparation Act which protects graves of federally recognized tribes when building additions to the campus. The case is scheduled to go to trial in Alameda County Superior Court.
If you are thinking of filing a lawsuit in Berkeley, you will probably be visiting the Berkeley Courthouse which houses the Alameda County Superior Court. The superior court has exclusive jurisdiction over family, criminal, juvenile, traffic, and small claims cases. The superior court is where you would file nearly every kind of grievance if you live in Berkeley.
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