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Superior Courts

California has 58 Superior Courts, also known as trial courts, one in each California county.

Superior courts handle all types of state cases: criminal, civil, family and juvenile, and probate. They also handle Mental Health cases and certain appeals.

In the most recent year, over 7.5 million cases were filed statewide in the Superior Courts.

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2017 State of the Judiciary
Video with transcript of the Chief Justice's 2017 State of the Judiciary presented on Mar 27, 2017.
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