Court Outreach Program
The jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, includes 23 counties
and is the largest geographic district in the state. It extends over a part of northeastern California that is larger than the combined area of Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. In order to increase the public’s awareness of the intermediate appellate courts, and to educate students and residents living far away from the Court’s Sacramento courthouse, the Court Outreach Program was instituted in April 2000.
The Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District launched the Appellate Mediation Program in October 2006 to speed case resolution and to reduce costs to the litigants and the court. Modeled after programs in the First and Fourth Appellate Districts, this program also provides facilities for mediation conferences and offers support staff to assist mediators and the parties.