Find out more about the California Courts—from the initial beginning at one of the 58 superior, or trial courts, progressing on to one of six Courts of Appeal, and then finally to the highest court in the state, the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court of California is the state's highest court, its decisions binding on all other California state courts.
Courts of Appeal have appellate jurisdiction whereas superior courts have original jurisdiction. The California Courts of Appeal are divided into six appellate districts:
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