e-Filing (Second Appellate District)

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

In order to be timely filed on the day they are due, all electronic transmissions of documents or briefs must be completed (i.e., received completely by the Clerk of the Court) prior to midnight.

A party filing an electronic copy of a "brief" is required to send only three paper copies. The “filed” date will be the date the electronic document is received.

Electronically filing a Civil brief will satisfy the requirements for service on the Supreme Court under
rule 8.212(c)(2).

e-Filing Instructions

Please ensure that your documents are named properly Documents must be


For example:


  • A single, text-searchable PDF file. Please note that scanned images are NOT text-searchable.
  • Unlocked (i.e., no passwords or saving as a PDF/A)
  • No more than 5 MB in size
  • An exact duplicate of the paper copy.

The court requests documents to be:


  • Application for Extension of Time - REX
  • Certificate of Interested Entities or Persons - CIP
  • Change of Address - CHA
  • Civil Case Information Statement - CIS
  • Motions - MOT
  • Notice of Settlement - NOS
  • Oral Argument Notice - RCN
  • Request for Dismissal - REQ
  • Response to Wende Brief - WBR
  • Service Copy of Petition for Review - CPR
  • Substitution/Association of Attorney - SUB
  • Stipulation for Extension of Time - SET


  • Appellant's Opening Brief - AOB
  • Respondent’s Brief - RB
  • Appellant’s Reply Brief - ARB
  • Amicus Curiae Brief - ACB
  • Petition for Rehearing - RP
  • Answer Thereto on Petition for Rehearing - ARP
  • Answer to an Amicus Curiae Brief - RAC
  • Letter Brief - LB
  • Supplemental Brief - SPB

    See also Cal. Rules of Court, rules 8.70 to 8.79

    Not for use with writ petitions or exhibits. If you wish to submit these, please use the E-Submission form

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