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The California court system consists of the local superior courts in each of California’s 58 counties, the 6 districts of the Courts of Appeal, and the Supreme Court. Following is a summary of how judges and justices get to their positions on these courts. SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES
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Fifty-two of California's 58 counties have resumed jury trials. Source: Court Service and Operations
COVID-19 and Court Operations Dec. 7, 2020 Best Practices for Security May 15, 2020
Collaborative justice courts have a dedicated calendar and judge to address specific types of issues California currently has more than 400 collaborative justice courts in all but three small jurisdictions Most drug court caseloads average between 75 and 100 participants while other collaborative courts tend to have smaller caseloads Collaborative justice courts, also called problem-solving courts, promote accountability for youth and adults by combining judicial supervision with services and treatment to help them address the issues that led
Budgeting within the judicial branch is complex, collaborative, and time-consuming and the courts are integral to the process.