The Superior Court of San Bernardino County will open a second limited civil department on September 24 on the fifth floor of the San Bernardino Justice Center. The department will be presided over by the Honorable Lynn M. Poncin.
The addition of this second limited civil department will rebalance the workload of over 10,000 active cases and in the process, expanding access to justice in San Bernardino County by allowing residents to resolve their cases more efficiently.
Recent judicial appointments by Governor Jerry Brown coupled with increased funding to the Superior Court of San Bernardino County has helped create opportunities for expanded access in case-types that directly affect the San Bernardino community.
Presiding San Bernardino Superior Court Judge John P. Vander Feer stated, “The Superior Court of San Bernardino County is committed to expanding and improving access to justice. We are always looking for ways to improve access to our Court, and adding an additional limited civil department is a great way to make improvements in this area.”
The addition of a second limited civil department in San Bernardino aligns with the San Bernardino Superior Court’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan that calls for “Expanded County Wide Access to Justice.”
San Bernardino County serves the largest county in the contiguous United States. The county boasts 12 courthouses that are spread over 20,000 square miles. Together, these courts serve an estimated 2.16 million residents.
Header Photo: Presiding San Bernardino Superior Court Judge John P. Vander Feer