Court Information

California Courts

A number of useful online resources provide information on California and Federal Courts. For a directory and links to all California Superior Court, Appellate Courts and to the California Supreme Court, see: Each California Superior Court website includes links to the court personnel and to local court rules. For San Francisco, the direct link to the San Francisco Superior Court is:

Federal Courts

A guide to the Federal Judiciary, including links to U.S. District Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, and Federal Courts of Appeal, see:

United States Supreme Court

For information about the United States Supreme Court, including its Docket, Rules, Opinions since 2003, and information on obtaining briefs and transcripts of argument, see

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal & Local U.S. Federal Courts

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, which includes California within its geographical jurisdiction, also includes court rules, jury instructions, and other information, at:

For the United States District Court - Northern District of California, provides links to court procedure, including a Pro Se Handbook for use by self-represented litigants.

The United States Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of CA includes court information and forms, at:

A more complete listing of local, state and federal court resources and online links is found on the Library’s Legal Research web page.