5th District Court of Appeal

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March 6, 2018
Associate Justice Gene M. Gomes, 1946-2018
It is with profound sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our colleague Justice Gene Gomes:

  • Municipal Court Judge 1980-1982
  • Superior Court Judge 1982-2002
  • Appellate Court Justice 2002-2018

His wit and wisdom always brightened our court and he will be greatly missed.

March 2, 2018
Effective January 1, 2018, Code of Civil Procedure section 271 was amended to require the reporter to provide transcripts in electronic form unless certain exceptions apply.  California Rules of Court, rule 8.144 was also amended to provide requirements for reporter’s transcripts delivered in electronic form.  In addition to the requirements listed in rule 8.144(b) and (d), please follow additional preferred formatting guidelines for reporter’s transcripts delivered in electronic form to this court.

December 29, 2017
Effective January 1, 2018, Code of Civil Procedure section 271 will require that the reporter’s transcript be delivered to the courts and parties in electronic form unless the party requests the transcripts in paper form or other exceptions relating the court’s or reporter’s technical ability applies. Miscellaneous Order No. 2017-1 will deem that appointed counsel has requested that his or her copy of the reporter’s transcript be delivered in paper form pursuant to section 271, subdivision (a)(1). The order also allows appointed counsel, or the district appellate project, to request an electronic copy of the transcripts in lieu of the paper transcripts, within a specified period of time.

August 9, 2017
Judicial Council awards two grants to Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District.

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About Us

The 5th District is located in Fresno.  Its jurisdiction is over the following counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne. The Court has 10 justices and is not divided into divisions.  READ MORE >>

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Fifth District Court of Appeal
2424 Ventura Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Clerk's Window Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Clerk's Office: (559) 445-5491
Fax: (559) 445-5769
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