The Civil Settlement Conference Center (Department 59) is located on the 1st Floor, just past the security checkpoint

The Sacramento Superior Court began its current Civil Settlement Conference Program in 1986 with a commitment from the bench that strong efforts to settle civil cases were essential to good trial calendar management. The Court solicited Sacramento's leading civil attorneys, asking them to sit as Pro Tem Settlement Conference Judges, pro bono. Over the years, the program has become one of the Court's most effective forms of alternative dispute resolution, resulting in the settlement of approximately 50% of the cases that complete their conferences.