Oral Argument Calendars - Division 1

Electronic Devices in the Courtroom

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.

Court Security
The following will not be permitted in the Courtroom:

  • Cellphones
  • Cameras
  • Recording Devices
  • Food & Drink
  • Weapons

Presenting parties may use laptops or tablets.  All persons are subject to search before entering.  No weapons allowed per Section 171B of the California Penal Code.

Oral Argument Calendars - Division 2

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.

Holiday schedule
The California courts will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

Holiday 2018
New Year's Day Monday, Jan 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, Jan 15
Lincoln's Birthday Monday, February 12
Washington's Birthday Monday, February 19
César Chávez Day Friday, March 30
Memorial Day Monday, May 28
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 3
Columbus Day Monday, October 8
Veterans Day Monday, November 12
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 23
Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25
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