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Special Motions to Strike Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs)

Instructions on How to Transmit and Access Documents Related to Special Motions to Strike Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) as required by CCP 425.16*.

How to Transmit and Access Documents Related to Special Motions to Strike Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) (Updated 09/25/09)
Assembly Bill 1675 (Stat. 1999, ch. 960) amended Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16 to require any party who files a special motion to strike or who files an opposition to such a motion to, upon filing, promptly transmit the following documents to the Judicial Council: (1) a copy of the endorsed-filed caption page of the motion or opposition (caption page only - not entire motion papers), (2) a copy of any related notice of appeal or petition for a writ, and (3) a conformed copy of any order pursuant to section 425.16, including any order granting or denying a special motion to strike, discovery, or fees. The information that follows explains how to transmit and access these documents.

To Transmit Documents by Fax

Send documents with a clearly addressed fax cover sheet to:
Judicial Council of California
Administrative Office of the Courts
RE: SLAPP Documents Per CCP §425.16
Attn: SLAPP Coordinator
Fax: 415-865-4315
Email: SLAPP@jud.ca.gov

To Transmit Documents by E-Mail
Send an e-mail message with the documents in an attachment to SLAPP@jud.ca.gov. The e-mail message must include the date the documents were filed with the court.

To Access Case Information
To Physically View Documents:

On-site viewing is by appointment only. Call the Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts, at 415.865.7616 to schedule an appointment.

For Further Assistance:
Call 415-865-7616 for assistance related to transmitting documents, on-site viewing appointments, and other questions related to SLAPP.

*SLAPP Requirements per 425.16 (j) (1)

(1) Any party who files a special motion to strike pursuant to this section, and any party who files an opposition to a special motion to strike, shall, promptly upon so filing, transmit to the Judicial Council, by e-mail or facsimile, a copy of the endorsed, filed caption page of the motion or opposition, a copy of any related notice of appeal or petition for a writ, and a conformed copy of any order issued pursuant to this section, including any order granting or denying a special motion to strike, discovery, or fees. (2) The Judicial Council shall maintain a public record of information transmitted pursuant to this subdivision for at least three years, and may store the information on microfilm or other appropriate electronic media.