eFile ca-now available:

Calaveras Superior Court is now live with Odyssey® eFileCA which allows users to easily open court cases and e-file documents for a new case or existing case anytime and from anywhere — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. E-filing court documents significantly streamlines the case filing process and provides benefits to both the filer and the court.

Civil, Unlawful Detainers, Family, Probate, and Small Claims case types.  Subsequent filings can be submitted in Criminal/Traffic case types.

Standard forms of payment are: Visa, Master Card, Discover, and eCheck.

To review additional information for requirements you can access the web link:


Family Law Mandatory Settlement Conferences will be heard Wednesdays at 8:30 AM in Courtroom 4.


Mandatory Settlement Conferences will be heard Fridays at 8:30 AM in Courtroom 4.

Small Claim's actions will be heard Fridays at 1:30 PM in Courtroom 4.

Butte Fire Cases

The filing of new cases for Calaveras shall be done at Calaveras Superior Court.  Parties must then follow orders of Case Management #1 to add to the coordinated case at Sacramento Superior Court.

        Case Management Order No 1-Butte Fire Cases


Information regarding the TCTF and General Fund

At its July 28, 2017 meeting, the Judicial Council will consider recommendations from the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee regarding 2017–2018 Trial Court Trust Fund (TCTF) and General Fund allocations to trial courts.  Attachment A provides a summary of each court’s recommended base and one-time allocations for 2017–2018, and Attachments C through F  provide details.  The 2017–2018 WAFM spreadsheets are included for your reference in the workbook and can be found on Attachments F - P. To assist courts in budgeting the allocations for the Schedule 1, Attachment B displays the recommended allocations by their associated General Ledger account. To assist courts with estimating their monthly distribution for cash flow planning, please see the attached updated workbook (bud-1718-base-distro-est) that provides the estimated monthly base distributions related to the TCTF, ICNA, and General Fund benefits allocation (GL 812110 and 816111).

The Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee’s report to the council will be posted online on July 20 and will provide helpful discussion and detail behind the allocations.  The following is the link to the Judicial Council meetings webpage on the California Courts website:

In addition, please note the following:

The preliminary reduction for fund balances above the 1% cap are still pending courts reporting preliminary 2016–2017 year-end fund balance information.  Courts have until July 14 to report this information.

Final allocations for $114.7 million in existing and $22 million in new Court Appointed Dependency Counsel funding are pending caseload filing information which is expected to be finalized July 21.

As a reminder, California Rule of Court 10.620(f) requires trial courts to provide notice no later than 15 court days after “[r]eceipt of the annual allocation of the trial court budget from the Judicial Council after enactment of the Budget Act.” Since this email serves as notification of courts’ annual allocation for 2017–2018, courts must provide notice no later than August 18, 2017.  Here are some examples of what courts have done or can do to provide notice (Note: courts may choose another method to comply with the rule and are not limited to these examples):

(a) posting this email and Attachment A of the attached workbook; 

(b) posting the link to the July 28, 2017 Judicial Council report (Note: the meeting minutes reflecting the council’s actions regarding allocations will not be available prior to August 18, 2017); or

(c) posting the August 2017–2018 distribution #2 memo and the allocation table when sent to the courts on August 18, 2017.

If you have any questions about these allocations, please contact Colin Simpson by email at or phone at 415.865.4566. If you have any questions regarding compliance with CRC 10.620(f), please contact Patrick Ballard at or phone at 818.558.3115.

    2017-18 Trial Court Allocations


     2017-18 Comment on Proposed Budget