Counsel arguing before the court or parties representing themselves will be permitted to bring in a laptop or tablet for use during oral argument in Division One and Division Three. Devices must be silenced and placed in "airplane mode"*
No Audio or Video recording or the taking of photographs is allowed unless approved pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 1.150. Cellular or smart phones are not permitted in the courtroom at any time. Any person who fails to comply with these restrictions will be removed from the courtroom.
*Airplane Mode is a setting that when activated, suspends the devices wireless features and limits interference with the courtroom sound system.
Electronic Devices in the Courtroom
Electronic devices (i.e., cell phones, laptops, iPads or other tablets, etc.) are not permitted in the courtroom, except by prior approval upon written request.
Requests to bring an electronic device to the courtroom must be made in writing, show good cause and be submitted in advance of the calendar date.
Electronic devices (other than assisted listening devices) will only be permitted if the request is granted.
Oral Argument Calendars - Division 3
The California courts will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
|New Year's Day||Friday, Jan 1|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday, Jan 18|
|Lincoln's Birthday||Friday, Feb 12|
|President's Day||Monday, Feb 15|
|César Chávez Day||Thursday, Mar 31|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 30|
|Independence Day||Monday, Jul 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, Sept 5|
|Columbus Day||Monday, Oct 10|
|Veterans Day||Friday, Nov 11|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, Nov 24|
|Day after Thanksgiving||Friday, Nov 25|
|Christmas Day||Monday, Dec 26|