Courts in California
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In the California state court system, trial courts are called superior courts. There is a superior court in each of California's 58 counties, and they hear most types of cases including civil, criminal, family, probate, juvenile, and small claims cases. There is also an appellate court, that reviews superior court decisions, and the California Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the state.

If you're seeking California court records, you'll need to contact the superior court where the case took place. Although most California court documents are public record, procedures for viewing or obtaining copies varies by county (a link to each county's superior court website can be found at http://www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.) Some counties require that you go to the courthouse during business hours, and in others, there are online California court records databases that provide basic information or even scanned copies of court documents. If you're seeking records from California's appellate or Supreme Court, you'll need to complete a 'Request for Judicial Administrative Records' form, which can be found at http://www.courts.ca.gov/requestforms.htm. California also has a comprehensive self-help section where you can obtain forms and information regarding a wide variety of type of cases – http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp.htm.
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24, Apr 2014 - California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson’s doctor, rejecting his lawyer’s petition without comment. The decision by the state’s highest court was the latest stop on Dr. Conrad Murray’s legal odyssey. A state appeals court upheld his conviction earlier this year and then […]
24, Apr 2014 - San Andreas, CA 16 judges back Swift for Calaveras Superior Court post
SAN ANDREAS -- Sixteen superior court judges from a number of counties in California have endorsed Hugh Swift for election to the Department 2 judgeship in Calaveras Superior Court.
24, Apr 2014 - Sacramento, CA Calif inmate death in Oklahoma under investigation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a California state prison inmate locked up in Oklahoma.
24, Apr 2014 - Fresno, CA California man confesses to 40 killings
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) â A suspected contract killer charged in Central California with murdering nine people confessed to investigators that he carried out up to 40 slayings in a career spanning decades, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Errek Jett, the district attorney in Lawrence County, Alabama, said that Jose Manuel Martinez, 51, told investigators he carried out the crimes working as an enforcer ...
24, Apr 2014 - Governor appoints judge to oversee watchdog agency
Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a judge to lead California's campaign watchdog agency.
24, Apr 2014 - Los Angeles, CA Michael Jackson’s doctor denied latest appeal
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear an appeal by Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s death. Murray was released from a Los Angeles jail in October, after serving two years but wants to clear his name. His attorney had asked the...  [Read More...]
24, Apr 2014 - Court won't review Michael Jackson doctor's case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.
24, Apr 2014 - Merced, CA Symposium on incarceration held at UC Merced
UC Merced’s Center for the Humanities held a symposium on “30 Years of Mass Incarceration” Wednesday, during which professors and authors addressed California’s struggle with overcrowded prisons.
24, Apr 2014 - Lake Elsinore, CA Restitution ordered over dead, dying animals
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles at his business has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.
24, Apr 2014 - San Andreas, CA Political briefs -- Published April 22, 2014
SAN ANDREAS - Sixteen superior court judges from a number of counties in California have endorsed Hugh Swift for election to the Department 2 judgeship in Calaveras County Superior Court.
24, Apr 2014 - San Jose, CA Apple vs. Samsung, the Sequel
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24, Apr 2014 - Counties to Brown: Pay for prison bill
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state’s criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.
24, Apr 2014 - Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson death denied latest appeal
LOS ANGELES - The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear an appeal by Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death.
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