e-Submissions (Second Appellate District)

In lieu of original and four paper copies, a party submitting an electronic copy of a "brief" or “petition” is required to file an original and only three paper copies.

Electronically submitting a Civil brief will satisfy the requirements for service on the Supreme Court under
rule 8.212(c)(2).

Please ensure that your documents are named properly Documents must be


For example:

  • 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
  • An exact duplicate of the paper copy.

Document Abbreviations Working with PDFs
  • Appellant's Opening Brief - AOB
  • Respondent’s Brief - RB
  • Appellant’s Reply Brief - ARB
  • Amicus Curiae Brief - ACB
  • Petition for Rehearing - RP
  • Answer Thereto on Petition for Rehearing - ARP
  • Answer to an Amicus Curiae Brief - RAC
  • Letter Brief - LB
  • Service Copy of Petition for Review - CPR
  • Supplemental Brief - SPB

Writs or Oppositions
  • Petition for Writ of Mandate, Prohibition or Certiorari - PTW
  • Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus - PWH
  • Petition for Writ of Supersedeas - PS
  • Petition for Writ of Review (WCAB, PUC, ALRB, PERB) - PWR
  • Petition for Extraordinary Writ - PEW
  • 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

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