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: http://www.courts.ca.gov/courts.htm. 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: http://www.sfsuperiorcourt.org/.

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: http://www.uscourts.gov/.

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 http://www.supremecourtus.gov/.

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: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/.

For the United States District Court - Northern District of California, http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/ 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: http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/.

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