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Learn More About San Benito County, CA

The County of San Benito is located in the Coast (Mountain) Ranges and is just one of the many counties that forms part of central California. Due to its proximity to both Santa Clara and San Francisco, the county is frequently associated with both the Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay Areas.

Residents of San Benito County typically work in retail trade, health care, public administration, utilities, mining, and oil and gas industries. As of October 2019, the latter few industries have seen an uptick in job openings after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management released 725,000 acres of federal land to fossil fuel companies for oil and gas drilling purposes. 

Some places of interest in the county include Anza House, Pinnacles National Park, Mission San Juan Bautista, and the Bear Gulch and Balcony Cave Trails.

Information on the Court System in San Benito County, California

The San Benito County Courthouse is located in Hollister, California. The current facility was completed in 2014 after the county requested funding from the state to replace the older structure due to its size, inadequate security measures, and the county’s growing demand for judicial services.

The newest courthouse provides a variety of services to the public, including a self-help center, domestic violence resources, and a number of filing forms and fee schedules. There are also on-site family law facilitators and mediators. 


In addition, the court is now large enough to house separate divisions and their corresponding legal matters, including:

  • Civil and criminal proceedings; 
  • Guardianship;
  • Family law issues;
  • Adoptions;
  • Cases for juvenile dependency and/or delinquency;
  • Small claims; 
  • Probate and conservatorship; and
  • Traffic code violations or other minor infractions.

Find a San Benito County Lawyer

If you have a legal dispute or are facing criminal charges in San Benito County, you should contact a San Benito County lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer can help you understand your rights and protections under local laws, answer any questions or concerns you may have about your legal issue, and can provide representation in court. 

If you do not know any lawyers who practice in the county or need assistance finding one who specializes in a particular field of law, LegalMatch is an efficient resource that you can use to help you narrow down your search for the right lawyer. Our service provides a quick and easy way to connect users to local counsel through our matching process. 

To initiate the process, register for free on and submit the form that asks for a few details about your legal issue. Once submitted, LegalMatch will alert lawyers who are suited to take on your case. A lawyer will then reach out to you directly to discuss your options and from there you can decide whether you want to hire them or would like to continue your search for a San Benito County lawyer.

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