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  • Remote Appearances in Civil & Criminal Matters

    In compliance with SB 241 (from the 2021-22 Legislative Year), the Madera County Superior Court significantly revised the Zoom Appearance Request Form for remote appearances in civil matters.  The revisions are in effect from January 1, 2022 – July 1, 2023.  Go to Remote Video Appearances and please read the information carefully and follow all applicable instructions. 


    In compliance with AB 199 (from the 2021-22 Legislative Year), effective July 1, 2022,  remote appearances in criminal matters will continue; however, certain limitations apply.  The Zoom Appearance Request Form has been revised to reflect the limitations.  Go to the Remote Video Appearances link referenced above for more information.


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  • Madera Superior Court

    200 South G Street
    Madera, CA 93637
    United States

Madera Superior Court

200 South G Street
Madera, CA 93637
United States

About the Court

The Superior Court of California, Madera County is a unified superior court, served by nine judges, one family support commissioner and one traffic commissioner. The court employs approximately 100 court staff.


"To ensure equal and fair access for all in the judicial system, and provide public service in an efficient and impartial manner."


"To consistently provide transparent and equitable service by embracing the following core values: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and civic education."

Judges and Leadership

The Honorable Ernest J. LiCalsi is the court's Presiding Judge. The Honorable Dale J. Blea is the court's Assistant Presiding Judge. The Court Executive Officer is Ms. Adrienne Calip. The Assistant Court Executive Officer is Ms. Amy Downey.

Each judge is assigned a particular type of legal proceeding for each year on a rotating basis as determined by the presiding judge.