Court of Appeal Announces Destruction of Court Records

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Contact: Cathal Conneely, 415-865-7740

October 8, 2015

Court of Appeal Announces Destruction of Old Court Records


San Francisco—The Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (San Francisco), has announced its intention to destroy criminal and civil records pursuant to Rule 10.1028(d) of the California Rules of Court.

All records in criminal cases (excluding those with published opinions) are preserved for a period longer than 20 years, and all records in civil cases (excluding those with published opinions) are preserved for a period longer than 10 years. The records transfer lists of the cases and files relating to this destruction of old court records are available on the court’s website:

Anyone who knows of a reason why any of the records listed should be retained, whether for historical or other reasons, should notify Diana Herbert, Clerk/Administrator. The reasons for retention should be sent in writing by November 16, 2015 to:

Diana Herbert, Clerk/Administrator
Court of Appeal, First Appellate District
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Please note that records and case files for actions that result in a published opinion will be retained permanently by the California State Archives, 1020 “O” Street, Sacramento, CA  95814.  The Reference Desk can be contacted at 916-653-2246. Their website is www.sos.ca.gov/archives.

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