Court Programs


A mediation and settlement program offering parties of pending cases an opportunity to resolve their case quickly and with little or no additional cost.

Pro Bono Project

A pilot program looking into offering representation in a limited range of cases to indigent litigants who are without the assistance of counsel.

Free Self-Help Clinic for Indigent Civil Litigants

The Clinic is open by appointment only. Located on the Second Floor of the North Tower of the Ronald Reagan State Building, across from the Clerk’s Office.

Appointments are made by calling (213) 830-7234 on Tuesdays between 7:30 a.m. and noon.  Clinic staff will confirm appointments by telephone or e-mail no later than 4:00 p.m. that same day. Appointments will be for the next day the clinic is open, which is usually Wednesday.

Priority for appointments will be given to the first ten callers who were not served in the Clinic the previous week.

Those who do not receive appointment confirmation by 4:00 p.m. on the day of their call, do NOT have an appointment and will NOT be admitted to the Clinic.

The clinic is open most Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and the last Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ONLY.

Summer Judicial Externship Program

An opportunity for first and second-year law students to gain the understanding of the appellate decision-making process.

Appellate Court Experience (ACE)

This is a collaborative educational program designed to introduce High School Students to the Judicial System.

Oral Argument at Law Schools

Periodically the Court holds special sessions at law schools to introduce law students to the appellate court system.