The vast majority of cases in the California courts begin in one of the 58 superior, or trial courts — located in each of the state's 58 counties.  READ MORE >>

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of California is the state's highest court. Its decisions are binding on all other California state courts.

Courts of Appeal

Courts of Appeal have appellate jurisdiction when superior courts have original jurisdiction, and in certain other cases prescribed by statute. 

Superior Courts

California has 58 trial courts, one in each county.

Jury Service

The Judicial Council does not provide individual jury summons information.  You will need to contact your local court for those details; however, for more general information about jury duty, or if you an employer, visit the Jury Programs page.  Judges may also find instructions helpful for their courtroom in this area.

About the California Courts

Learn about how the California Courts are structured and some facts about the programs that we support.

Find My Court

California has 58 superior courts, one for each county in the state. Many court services are handled by the local courts directly.  You can find addresses, web links, and jury information on this page after searching for the court you need.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Judicial Council offers answers to some frequently asked questions.  Learn more here.