e-Submissions (Second Appellate District)

Petitions, oppositions or replies are not e-filed. A party submitting an electronic copy of a these documents is required to file an original and three paper copies and (if separate) one paper copy of supporting exhibits.

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.

The court requests that documents be:
Document Abbreviations Working with PDFs

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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