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The Court has more information about its Divisions and programs below.
These guidelines apply to appeals from a Limited Civil Jurisdiction case to the San Francisco Superior Court Appellate Division.
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.
The San Francisco Superior Court is well-recognized nationally for its Collaborative Justice Courts, also known as “problem-solving” courts.
Court Reporters, as guardians of the record, are not only employees of the Court, but purveyors of transcripts for all interested parties.
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.
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.
The San Francisco Superior Court seeks to provide the most efficient and convenient jury service experience for criminal and civil trials.
The Probate Court deals directly with the everyday personal and financial matters of San Franciscans.
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 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.