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Divisions

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

    ADR offers alternatives to trial including mediation, arbitration and settlement conferences.

  • Appeals

    An appeal is a request to a higher court requesting a review of a decision made by a lower court.

  • CARE Act

    The Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Act authorizes specified adult persons to petition a civil court to create a voluntary CARE agreement or a court-ordered CARE plan that can include treatment, housing support, and other services for persons with untreated schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders. 

  • Civil

    Lawsuits in civil court can involve a range of areas involving disputes over money, title or possession of real property, enforcing a contract, protecting one's civil rights, or seeking compensation for a civil tort.

  • Court Reporter Info

  • Criminal

    A criminal action is the proceeding by which a person charged with a public offense is accused and brought to justice and punishment.

  • Enhanced Collections

    The Enhanced Collections Division provides a service by assisting the public in paying delinquent court ordered fines and fees. 

  • Family Court Services

  • Family Law

    Family Law Court handles cases in which people are ending a marriage or registered domestic partnership, identifying a child’s legal parents, determining custody and visitation issues, establishing or enforcing child and spousal support or dealing with domestic violence issues.

  • Grand Jury

    California is served by a grand jury system that provides a grand jury in each county empowered by law to bring indictments or perform an oversight function into the operation of county and municipal governments.

  • Interpreter Information

    The Interpreter Services Division ensures that a person with limited English proficiency is provided a court interpreter free of charge in all mandated case types. 

  • Juvenile

    Juvenile Court handles both juvenile dependency and delinquency matters.

  • Probate

    Probate Court handles decedent's estates, trust proceedings, guardianship proceedings, conservatorship proceedings, minor's compromises, and mental health filings.

  • Procurement

    The court has 22 facilities, and continuously seeks opportunities for reducing operating expenses through the goods and services we acquire from the business community.

  • Traffic

    Vehicle code infractions, municipal code violations, and county ordinances are heard in Traffic Court.