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California
Judicial Center Library


Serving the California Supreme Court
and the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District

California
Judicial Center Library

Serving the California Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District

Photo: Courtroom Ceiling, Earl Warren State Building, San Francisco. Photo by William A. Porter, Architectural and Commercial Photography. Used by permission.



Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections & Archives at CJCL collects the personal papers and other memorabilia of past and present California Supreme Court justices and other notable legal scholars, as well as the archives of the California Supreme Court Historical Society. Special Collections/Archives is open to researchers upon approval of written request.

Search Special Collections & Archives collection guides on the Online Archive of California

Requests

Please mail requests to the address below or email to Archives@jud.ca.gov.

California Judicial Center Library
Care of Special Collections
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Room 4617
San Francisco, CA 94102



Library Catalog


CJCL's online Library Catalog provides Web and desktop access to the CJCL's collections, with links to significant online legal resources. The Library Catalog also contains the holdings of the libraries of the Second and Sixth Appellate Districts.


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California Supreme Court & Courts of Appeal Database


The California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal Database of approximately 3,500 searchable records contains:

  • Summary data, including appointment date, year of birth/death, court(s) and division(s) served, for all past and present justices of the California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal.
  • Inventories or collection-level records for holdings in Special Collections/Archives.
  • Records of transcripts of oral history interviews of more than 80 justices of the Courts of Appeal. Data in the records includes general contents notes, index terms, interview participants, interview date, and pagination.
  • All records in the database are searchable by keyword.

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California Judicial & Legal History Resources


California Supreme Court Historical Society

The California Supreme Court Historical Society preserves and promotes California’s legal and judicial history with a focus on the California Supreme Court, through historical publications, educational programs and scholarly research.

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Records of the Supreme Court of California at the California State Archives

The California State Archives hold over 25,000 cubic feet of historic records of the Supreme Court of California and the California Courts of Appeal.

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