Electronic Filing / Submissions

Please Read: New instructions have been posted for the e-Filing process.
In CIVIL cases only, Local Rule 16 is effective starting Mach 17, 2014.

In CRIMINAL and JUVENILE cases, and ORIGINAL proceedings, Misc. Order 13-1 is effective until April 11, 2014.

Electronic filing is the filing of an electronic document in lieu of a paper original and any required paper copies with the reviewing court.


Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 8.70 and Local Rule 16, effective March 17, 2014, all filings in CIVIL cases must be made through the Court’s electronic filing system (TrueFiling). The civil case forms can be found in the Forms & Rules page.

For CIVIL cases, filing your documents through e-Filing will satisfy the requirements for service on the Supreme Court under rule 8.212(c)(2).

File your documents through TrueFiling.


Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 8.70 and Misc. Order 13-1, the First District Court of Appeal requires the following documents be filed electronically in lieu of submission of any paper copies:

  • Appellant's brief pursuant to People v. Wende (1979) 25 Cal.3d 436 (Eff. 5/1/13)
  • Appellant's brief pursuant to Conservatorship of Ben C. (2007) 40 Cal.4th 529 (Eff. 5/1/13)
  • Appellant's brief pursuant to In re Phoenix H. (2009) 47 Cal.4th 835 (Eff. 5/1/13)

e-File your Wende, Conservatorship of Ben C., In re Phoenix H. brief, and the first extension of time in criminal and juvenile cases only.


In CRIMINAL and JUVENILE cases, and ORIGINAL proceedings, all filings must be made pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 8.70 and Misc. Order 13-1 (e-Submissions rules), effective until April 11, 2014.

Proceed to e-Submission.


The information contained in the table below is provided FOR REFERENCE ONLY. For the purposes of an Electronic Document, the term "document" applies only to:

Document Form Number
Civil Case Information Statement APP-004
Certificate of Interested Entities or Persons APP-008
First Application for Extension of Time (Civil Case) APP-006
Stipulation for Extension of Time (Civil Case) under CRC, rules 8.212 and 8.77 N/A
First Application for Extension of Time (Criminal Case) N/A
First Application for Extension of Time (Juvenile Case) N/A
Notice of Change of Address MC-040
Substitution / Association of Attorney (Civil Case) MC-050
Request for Oral Argument
Service Copy of Omissions Letter to Superior Court under CRC, rules 8.155(b) (Civil) or 8.340 (Criminal) N/A
Wende Brief N/A
Conservatorship of Ben C. Brief N/A
In re Phoenix Brief N/A

Not included are writ petitions, appendices, exhibits, or other documents.

Please Read: New instructions have been posted for the e-Submission process.
In CIVIL cases only, Local Rule 16 is effective starting Mach 17, 2014.

In CRIMINAL and JUVENILE cases, and ORIGINAL proceedings, Misc. Order 13-1 is effective until April 11, 2014.

Electronic submission is the submission of an electronic copy of a document to the reviewing court. Briefs submitted electronically are not a substitute for, but an addition to, the required paper filings which constitute the official court record.


In CRIMINAL and JUVENILE cases, and ORIGINAL proceedings, all filings must be made pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 8.70 and Misc. Order 13-1 (e-Submissions rules), effective until April 11, 2014.

Proceed to the e-Submission instructions.


Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 8.70 and Local Rule 16, effective March 17, 2014, all filings in CIVIL cases must be made through the Court’s electronic filing system (TrueFiling). The civil case forms can be found in the Forms & Rules page.

Proceed to e-Filing.



Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 8.70 and Misc. Order 13-1, the First District Court of Appeal requires the filing of an original and 3 paper copies and the submission of an electronic copy of the following documents.


The term "brief" includes:
(for criminal and juvenile only)
The term "Writ or Opposition" includes:
  • Appellant's Opening Brief
  • Respondent's Brief
  • Appellant's Reply Brief
  • Amicus Curiae Brief
  • Petition for Rehearing
  • Answer to Petition for Rehearing
  • Answer to Amicus Curiae Brief
  • Letter Brief
  • Service Copy of Petition for Review (1 copy and electronic copy)
  • Petition for Writ of Mandate, Prohibition or Certiorari
  • Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • Petition for Writ of Supersedeas
  • Petition for Writ of Review (WCAB, PUC, ALRB, PERB)
  • Petition for Extraordinary Writ
  • Supporting documents if bound separately (original and electronic copy)
  • Exhibits if bound separately (original and electronic copy)
  • Opposition, Reply, Answer, Return or Traverse

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