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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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Audio: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Access 3D

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye lays the foundation for reforms within the branch to make access to justice physical, remote, and equal. 

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