2019 State of the Court


A new decade brings fresh opportunities for the San Bernardino Superior Court (SBSC) to reflect on past achievements, challenges, and to plan for an expanded role within the State of California (State) and the community that we serve. The population and economic growth within San Bernardino County over the next 10 years will increase the need for access and bring focus to the lack of adequate facilities to accommodate access to justice. New housing in the High Desert, North Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario and the Western Corridor will stretch our available resources immensely. In the city of Ontario alone, we saw a 10% growth in population during the last decade. The Inland Empire is now home to over 11% of the State’s population with over 2 million residents living in San Bernardino County—the largest county in the contiguous United States. Growth is a defining factor for our court as we enter into the third year of our Strategic Plan. Our employees are our most valuable asset and the key to a successful future. Since the Great Recession, we have increased staff by 26% and welcomed eight new judgeships. Specifically, in 2019 SBSC received six new judgeships, though a significant critical need still remains.


Honorable Michael A. Sachs Presiding Judge

Nancy CS Eberhardt Court Executive Officer


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