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Sacramento Superior Court

The Gordon D. Schaber Downtown Courthouse of the Sacramento Superior Court houses the main administrative offices of the court, as well as containing trial courtrooms, the department of the Presiding Judge, and the general civil and criminal case processing support units. Three buildings in the immediate vicinity of the Downtown Courthouse also provide court services. Located at 800 9th Street are Departments 53 and 54, hearing general civil law and motion matters. Located at 800 9th Street, first floor, is Department 59 where general civil settlement conferences are heard. The Erickson Building is located at 520 9th Street where civil matters are heard in Departments 57 and 58.

The California court system, the largest in the nation with more than 2,000 judicial officers, 18,000 court employees, and nearly nine million cases, serves over 34 million people. The state Constitution vests the judicial power of California in the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, and the superior courts. The Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal are appellate courts that primarily review superior court decisions.

Insurance is a $80 billion-a-year industry in California. Overseeing the industry and protecting the state's insurance consumers is the responsibility of the California Department of Insurance (CDI). The CDI regulates, investigates and audits insurance business to ensure that companies remain solvent and meet their obligations to insurance policyholders.

The State Controller is the Chief Financial Officer of the State of California, elected by the people. It is the mission of the State Controller's Office to strengthen California's financial condition by being the leader in economic policy development; providing financial management services to state and local government; and being the independent protector of taxpayer dollars.

CAOC is an organization of more than 3,000 attorneys who represent plaintiffs/consumers who seek responsibility from wrongdoers. In each case, the person the CAOC member represents faces an opponent with far more power and access to resources: polluters, governments, insurance companies, automobile manufacturers, and banks. CAOC members take cases they view as worthy, invest their own resources in developing and taking such cases to court, often over a several year period, and are paid only from those cases which are successful.

The Superior Court of California, County of Solano is committed to providing the citizens of Solano county an equally accessible forum for the fair, orderly, and impartial enforcement of the laws of the State of California, and the resolution of disputes in a manner characterized by tolerance, integrity, and excellence in public service. To that end, the court recognizes the value of community outreach and education as an important component of its commitment.

The mission of the court system in California is to provide consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice in California. The Superior Courts of Placer County has several courts stretching from the City of Roseville to Tahoe City with our primary location in the Historic Courthouse in the City of Auburn.

The Superior Court of California, County of Monterey provides self-help services for unrepresented parties. The Court is dedicated to the equal availability of the process of law to all residents of Monterey County and the Central California area to resolve disputes.

FindLaw is the highest-trafficked legal Web site, providing the most comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, businesses, students and individuals. These resources include Web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news, an online career center, and community-oriented tools, such as a secure document management utility, mailing lists, message boards and free e-mail.

Their Mission is to promote and foster the highest ethical relationship between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education, and service excellence.


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