e-Filing (Fourth 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.

e-Filing Instructions

Please Ensure that your documents are named properly Documents must be


For example:


For example of an original proceeding:

  • 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
  • Pagination & Bookmarks
Document Abbreviations Working with PDFs
  • Abandonments - ABA
  • Additional Authorities for Oral Argument – FAO
  • Association of Attorney - ASN
  • Attorney General/County Counsel Full Concession Letter - LBF
  • Bankruptcy Status Letter - BUL
  • Certificate of Interested Entities or Persons (PDF) - CIP
  • Change of Address - CHA
  • Civil Case Information Statement  (fillable PDF) – DKT
  • Criminal Appointment of Counsel Recommendation – CAO
  • Juvenile - CRC Rule 5.661 Appointment of Counsel Recommendation - RAP
  • Juvenile Joinders to Briefs - FJT
  • Juvenile: Full Concession Letter - LBF
  • Juvenile No Issues Letter - NIS
  • Minor’s Letter Brief – MBF
  • Other (only requested by court) - OTH
  • Request for Dismissal (fillable PDF) - RED
  • Request for Oral Argument - ROA
  • Request for Publication of an Unpublished Opinion under California Rules of Court, Rule 8.1120 - FRP
  • Request for Voluntary Settlement Conference forms - SCR
  • Sade C Letter Briefs – SDE
  • Service Copies of Supreme Court Petitions for Review - CPR
  • Service Copy, pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 8.340 - LRC
  • Stipulation for Immediate Issuance of the Remittitur - STP
  • Stipulation or Request for Extension of Time - REX
  • Substitution of Attorney - SUB

For Division 1 Only
Documents in which the file size exceeds 5 MB should be uploaded to e-Submissions

  • Motions - MOF
  • Petition for Writ of Mandate, Prohibition or Certiorari - PTW
  • Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus - PWH
  • Petition for Writ of Supersedeas - PS
  • Petition for Extraordinary Writ - PEW
  • Petition for Writ of Review (WCAB, PUC, ALRB, PERB) - PWR
  • Exhibits (if bound separately) - EFS
  • Opposition, Answer or Return - OPO
  • Reply or Traverse - REP

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

Not for use with briefs. If you wish to submit briefs, please use the E-Submission form

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