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Court Human Resources
Official Court Employment Application and view current Job Opportunities
PDF Format Online Form to print and mail
Fillable Word Online Form to print and mail
 
   

Court Locations

Hanford Courthouse
1426 South Drive
Hanford, CA  93230  
Avenal Courthouse
501 E. Kings Street
Avenal, CA  93204 
Corcoran Courthouse
1000 Chittenden Avenue
Corcoran, CA 93212  
 
Court Calendars
Hanford Division
Civil, Family Law, Probate and Small Claims Cases
Avenal Division
Civil, Family Law, Probate and Small Claims Cases
Corcoran Division
Civil, Family Law, Probate and Small Claims Cases
   

Appeals

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Courts of Appeal
Link to the Courts of Appeals Web Site 

Civil

Motions and Hearings
Filing Instructions and Procedures
Fee Schedule 
General information 
Judicial Council Forms
Forms on the California Courts Web site
Restraining Orders
Information on Civil Harassment, Domestic Violence, Elder or Dependent Adult Restraining Orders, Workplace Violence, and Emergency Protective Orders.
Appeals
Filing an Appeal, Fee Waivers, Briefs, link to Court of Appeals
Exhibits
Information on Exhibits
Settlement Conferences
Information on conference scheduling, submitting a Settlement Conference statement, attendance, and continuing a Settlement Conference.
 
   

Criminal

Criminal Court Information
Changing Court dates, clearing warrants
Criminal Records Information
How to request copies
Appeals
Filing an Appeal, Fee Waivers, Briefs, link to Court of Appeals
Exhibits
Information on Exhibits
Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules
California Rules of Court Rule 4.102
Felony Bail Schedules
List of Felony Bail Schedules.
Misdemeanor Bail Schedules
List of Misdemeanor Bail Schedules
Misdemeanor Bail Schedule Definitions
Definitions Associated with the Misdemeanor Bail Schedules.
Booking/Inmate Information
Link to the Kings County Sheriff's Department Booking and Inmate Information.

     

Family & Children

Adoptions
Information, procedures, fees 
Appeals
Filing an Appeal, Fee Waivers, Briefs, link to Court of Appeals
Exhibits
Information on Exhibits
Child Custody/Visitation
Information on custody and visitation types, residential requirements, Custody Mediation, emergency and temporary Orders, needed forms, filing procedures, fees, and how to represent yourself.
Child Support
General information on Child Support, preparing and filing an Order to Show Cause form, fees, needed forms, enforcement of a Child Support Order, driver's license reinstatement, transferring a case from another County, frequently asked questions, representing yourself.
Divorce/Legal Separation/Annulment
General information, Jurisdiction, how to file for a divorce, Family Law Facilitator, Child custody and mediation, needed forms, how to file documents and fees, financial support, and obtaining copies of documents.
Family Court Services
General information, Child Custody Mediation, important things to know before and after mediation, Child Custody Evaluations, and other important information.
Family Law Court Appearance
General information on filing necessary forms on time, preparing to speak to the Judge at Court, arranging for Child care and an Interpreter, appropriate attire for Court, and timely arrival at Court.
Family Law Facilitator
General information on the Family Law Facilitator's schedule containing location and hours, and the services that are provided.
Family Law Records
General Information on the location where you can view Family Law records, and costs for obtaining copies of family Law records.
Judicial Council Forms
Forms on the California Courts Web site
Self-Help Center
Available services, types of cases, personal assistance, Family Law Facilitator's Office, clinics
   

Jury Services

General Information
Phone/FAX numbers, ADA accommodations, how Jurors are summoned
Disqualification/Request for Excuse/Postponements
Instructions for disqualifications, requesting an excuse, requesting a postponement
Jury Duty Instructions
Check reporting instructions, instructions for reporting for Jury Duty
Location/Parking/Transportation Options
Court Location. how and where to park
Employer Information
Information for employers regarding Jury Service
 
   

Juvenile

Juvenile
General Information, Traffic Citations, Location and Hours for Dependency and Deliquency
Appeals
Filing an Appeal, Fee Waivers, Briefs, link to Court of Appeals
Exhibits
Information on Exhibits
 
   

Landlord/Tenant

Location & Hours
Community Resources
Landlord Information
General information on serving the notice, completing the paperwork, filing the forms, Original Summons and Proof of Service, tenant(s) failure to respond, and the right for a Court trial.
Tenant Information
General information on what happens before a legal action is filed, what happens when you do not file a response, what happens when you do file a response, preparing for your trial, presenting your case in Court, and post trial procedures.
Forms
This is a link to the Judicial Council of California Form Web Page. Here you will be able to download forms that you require.
Fees
Filing fees, General filing fees
Appeals
Filing an Appeal, Fee Waivers, Briefs, link to Court of Appeals

News and Media

Court News  
Media Information
Executive Officer and Clerk of the Courts Media Plan for Superior Court High Profile Cases, Links to needed Judicial Council Forms for Media.
 

Restraining Orders

Restraining Orders
Agencies and organizations offering assistance to those in violent situations  
 

Small Claims Advisory

Preliminary Considerations
General Information about small claims court procedure, and things to consider before filing a small claims case.
Filing a Lawsuit
Information on different issues regarding filing a small claims case.
Service of Process
Procedure on serving the lawsuit papers after filing a small claims case.
Responding to a Lawsuit
Discussion of various issues after being served with small claims lawsuit papers.
The Trial
General Information on how to prepare for and present a case during a Small Claims trial.
Judgment
Information on issues that typically arise after a small claims trial, including how to file an appeal.
   

Traffic

Citations
Paying fines, accidents, DUI, parking
Court Orders
Continues, work project, jail, alternative sentencing
Contesting a Citation
Court trial, contesting a judicial decision
Paying Fines
Payment options, proof of correction
Suspensions/Penalties
License suspension, failure to appear, civil assessment
Traffic - Adult and Juvenile
Adult, Juvenile, parking, dress code
Traffic Violator School Program
Eligibility, payment, failure to complete
Appeals
Filing an Appeal, Fee Waivers, Briefs, link to Court of Appeals
 
   
 
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