Mendocino County is located in Northern California, about two hours driving time from the San Francisco Bay Area, approximately 125 road miles north of San Francisco. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, is 3,510 square miles in size and has a population of 87,840 people (2010 census).
The bench is comprised of eight judges and one commissioner. The Court employs approximately seventy support staff.
The Hon. John A. Behnke is the Presiding Judge for calendar year 2016. The Hon. Ann C. Moorman is the Assistant Presiding Judge. The Court Executive Officer is Christopher D. Ruhl.
The mission of the Mendocino County Superior Court is to provide quality equal justice for all by applying the law and Constitution in an impartial and fair manner; to provide an accessible forum to all segments of our community; to resolve disputes in a peaceful, dignified and timely manner; to maintain community respect and a leadership role in the administration of justice.