Courts in California
Court Records, Directory And News in CA
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 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 California also has a comprehensive self-help section where you can obtain forms and information regarding a wide variety of type of cases –
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23, Aug 2014 - Another sentenced in mortgage fraud
A second former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy is going to federal prison for his role in an $11 million Eastern Jackson County mortgage fraud scheme. A jury found that he had bought two Blue Springs homes at inflated prices and had gotten a $100,000 kickback on each.James Arthur Nash Jr., 44, of Corona, California, on Tuesday was sentenced to three and a half years in prison and ...
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23, Aug 2014 - Contra Costa Times editorial: Proposition 34 -- California's death penalty has got to go
Californians should pass Proposition 34 in November, ending the death penalty in favor of life without the possibility of parole.
23, Aug 2014 - Sterling loses appeal to block LA Clippers sale
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling's latest effort to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was rejected Wednesday by a California appeals court.
23, Aug 2014 - Arrest warrant issued in Banksy vandalism case
A Utah judge has issued an arrest warrant for a California man accused of vandalizing two murals in Park City by the famous graffiti artist Bansky.
23, Aug 2014 - Orange, CA Parents obsessed with ‘World of Warcraft’ locked girls in filthy mobile home
ANAHEIM, Calif. (PIX11) – Unemployed parents in California used their free time to obsessively play the online computer game World of Warcraft to the determinant of their two young children, who they locked inside their filthy mobile home without adequate food or basic care. Now, they’re headed to prison. Investigators said for three years, Petra […]
23, Aug 2014 - Sacramento, CA Convention-center expansion plan has to go to the ballot
San Diego's strategy to levy a tax on hotels in order to pay for the expansion of the convention center not only violates California's state constitution but municipal law as well, ruled the Fourth District Appellate Court yesterday, August 1.
23, Aug 2014 - Attorney John M. O’Brien recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer
Elk Grove and Sacramento personal injury attorney named as a Super Lawyer in 2014. (PRWeb July 29, 2014) Read the full story at
23, Aug 2014 - Arrest warrant issued in Park City Banksy vandalism case
Park City : A Utah judge has issued an arrest warrant for a California man accused of vandalizing two murals in Park City by the famous graffiti artist Bansky. Third District Court Judge Todd Shaughnessy ordered the arrest of 35-year-old David Willia...
23, Aug 2014 - San Francisco, CA California inmates win class-action status in racial bias suit
By Jennifer Baires SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A ruling that granted class-action status to a lawsuit accusing California prison officials of racial discrimination for keeping inmates of the same ethnicity in cells during lockdowns brings all state prisoners into the suit, an attorney said on Thursday. The ruling on Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley marks the first time in the state ...
23, Aug 2014 - California governor reverses parole for Charles Manson associate Bruce Davis
California Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a parole board decision and denied the release of Bruce Davis — a former associate of Charles Manson and a convicted murderer himself. “I find the evidence shows that he currently poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison,” Brown said in his decision released Friday night. […]
23, Aug 2014 - Stop EA Campaign Urges Public to Support Assisted Living Facility Reform Legislation
Assisted living facility elder neglect and abuse is a critical topic that needs to be addressed in California. Elderly neglect is allowed to go unpunished when state enforcement agencies do not have the tools to enforce Title 22 regulations. (PRWeb August 19, 2014) Read the full story at
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23, Aug 2014 - CA Supreme Court: Prosecutor did not engage in 'pervasive pattern' of misconduct
The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that the second-most powerful prosecutor in Santa Clara County did not engage in a "pervasive pattern'' of misconduct that justified overturning a jury's decision to commit a convicted child molester to a state mental hospital.
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