Court Rules

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State and local court rules affect how you handle your court case.

  • California Rules of Court affect cases throughout the state, and are adopted by the Judicial Council of California.
  • Local court rules affect cases filed in Contra Costa County courts.

The Judicial Council considers changes to the Rules of Court twice a year, and the Contra Costa Superior Court considers changes to the local court rules annually. During designated periods, you can review these proposed changes and offer comments.

California Rules of Court

Current Local Court Rules

Prior Years of Local Court Rules




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