5th District Filing Briefs & Appendices Paper Version

For Civil Appeals
For Criminal Appeals
For Juvenile Appeals and Appeals from Orders Freeing a Child from Parental Custody and Control
 

For Civil Appeals (Rule 8.212)

DOCUMENT
TIME FRAMES FOR FILING
SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
  • Appellant’s opening brief (AOB)
  • Due 40 days from filing of record or
  • Due 70 days from date of rule 8.124 election for cases without a Reporter’s Transcript.
  • 4 paper copies on California Supreme Court
  • 1 copy on superior court
  • 1 copy on each party
  • Appellant’s appendix
  • Due no later than filing due date of AOB
  • 1 copy on each party
  • Respondent’s brief (RB)
  • Due 30 days from filing of AOB
  • 4 paper copies on California Supreme Court
  • 1 copy on superior court
  • 1 copy on each party
  • Respondent’s appendix
  • Due 30 days from filing of AOB
  • 1 copy on each party
  • Joint appendix
  • Due no later than filing due date of AOB
  • None
  • Appellant’s reply brief (ARB)
  • Due 20 days from filing of RB
  • 4 paper copies on California Supreme Court
  • 1 copy on superior court
  • 1 copy on each party
  • Amicus Curiae brief
  • Due 14 days from filing of last ARB
  • 4 paper copies on California Supreme Court
  • 1 copy on superior court
  • 1 copy on each party

For Criminal Appeals (Rule 8.360)

DOCUMENT
TIME FRAMES FOR FILING
SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
  • Appellant’s opening brief (AOB)
  • Due 40 days from filing of record
  • 1 copy on superior court
  • 1 copy on Attorney General
  • 1 copy on district attorney
  • 1 copy on defendant (if appointed counsel)
  • 1 copy on each codefendant, if any
  • Respondent’s brief (RB)
  • Due 30 days from filing of AOB
  • 1 copy on superior court
  • 1 copy on appellate defense counsel (2 copies if appointed)
  • 1 copy on each codefendant, if any
  • Appellant’s reply brief (ARB)
  • Due 20 days from filing of RB
  • 1 copy on superior court
  • 1 copy on Attorney General
  • 1 copy on district attorney
  • 1 copy on defendant (if appointed counsel)
  • 1 copy on each codefendant, if any

For Juvenile Appeals and Appeals from Orders Freeing a Child from Parental Custody and Control (Rules 8.412 & 8.416)

DOCUMENT
TIME FRAMES FOR FILING
SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
  • Appellant’s opening brief (AOB)
  • Due 30 days from filing of record in appeals from orders terminating parental rights or freeing a child from parental custody and control;
  • Otherwise, due 40 days from filing of record
  • 1 copy on superior court
  • 1 copy on each party
  • 1 copy on minor’s trial counsel or guardian ad litem
  • Respondent’s brief (RB)
  • Due 30 days from filing of AOB
  • 1 copy on superior court
  • 1 copy on each party
  • 1 copy on minor’s trial counsel or guardian ad litem
  • Nonappealing minor’s brief
  • Due 10 days from filing of RB
  • 1 copy on superior court
  • 1 copy on each party
  • 1 copy on minor’s trial counsel or guardian ad litem
  • Appellant’s reply brief (ARB)
  • Due 20 days from filing of RB
  • 1 copy on superior court
  • 1 copy on each party
  • 1 copy on minor’s trial counsel or guardian ad litem
  • Application for permission to file an Amicus Curiae brief and the Amicus Curiae brief (rule 8.200(c))
  • Due 14 days from filing of last ARB
  • 1 copy on superior court
  • 1 copy on each party
  • 1 copy on minor’s trial counsel or guardian ad litem
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