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The Court has more information about its Divisions and programs below.

  • Appellate Division

    These guidelines apply to appeals from a Limited Civil Jurisdiction case to the San Francisco Superior Court Appellate Division.

  • Civil

    The Civil Division handles non-criminal lawsuits among individuals and/or corporations brought to enforce, redress, or protect private rights. 

  • Civil Grand Jury

    The function of the Civil Grand Jury is to investigate the operations of the various officers, departments, and agencies of the City and County of San Francisco. 

  • Collaborative Courts

    The San Francisco Superior Court is well-recognized nationally for its Collaborative Justice Courts, also known as “problem-solving” courts. 

  • Court Reporters

    Court Reporters, as guardians of the record, are not only employees of the Court, but purveyors of transcripts for all interested parties. 

  • Criminal

    The Criminal Court has jurisdiction over infraction, misdemeanor and felony cases, and conducts arraignments, preliminary hearings, trials, motions, probation hearings, mental health proceedings, and other types of criminal proceedings. 

  • FRGP (Firearms Relinquishment)

  • Interpreter Division

    The Court provides multilingual interpretation and general language services in court proceedings to ensure meaningful participation in the judicial court process for individuals with limited English proficiency.

  • Jury Services

    The San Francisco Superior Court seeks to provide the most efficient and convenient jury service experience for criminal and civil trials. 

  • Probate

    The Probate Court deals directly with the everyday personal and financial matters of San Franciscans.

  • Small Claims

    In the Small Claims Court disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively, the rules are simple and informal. Litigants may not be represented by an attorney. 

  • Traffic

    Traffic Court deals with violations of traffic laws and other minor offenses of state and county ordinances. 

  • Unified Family Court

    Unified Family Court (UFC) is comprised of Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Delinquency and Family Law. 

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