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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For more than two decades, the Council has offered the Judicial Fellowship Program to graduate students. In his report to council, Administrative Director Martin Hoshino discusses the benefits of this unique program to council members and staff.