5th District Court of Appeal

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June 10, 2015
Additional Electronic Filing guidelines for submitting documents to the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District if:

  • A party seeks to become part of the record on appeal; and/or
  • A document is over 300 pages in length

May 8, 2015
For help with preparing electronic documents for filing with the courts, see the Guide to Creating Electronic Appellate Briefs created by the Courts of Appeal.

Mandatory Electronic Filing

Documents must comply with amended Local Rule 8. Some of the requirements of that rule are highlighted below:

  • Document pages must be consecutively numbered beginning from the cover page of the document and using only the Arabic numbering system, as in 1, 2, 3;
  • Each topic heading in the table of contents for each brief must be electronically bookmarked;
  • For original proceedings, please refer to the amended rule in its entirety for specific formatting required;
  • For civil cases, pagination must comply with the amended rule even when a Certificate of Interested Entities or Parties (form APP-008) is inserted into the brief.

Notice of Public Meeting July 13, 2015
2:00 p.m.

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About Us

The 5th District is located in Fresno.  Its jurisdiction is over the following counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne. The Court has 10 justices and is not divided into divisions.  READ MORE >>

Contact Info

Fifth District Court of Appeal
2424 Ventura Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Clerk's Window Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Clerk's Office: (559) 445-5491
Fax: (559) 445-5769
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