May 8, 2015
For help with preparing electronic documents for filing with the courts, see the Guide to Creating Electronic Appellate Briefs created by the Courts of Appeal.
Mediators Compensation Policy Update (12/16/2014)
The compensation policy for Second District Mediators will change as of January 2, 2015.
Change in Policy re: Electronic Devices in the Courtroom Effective January 5, 2015
Laptop computers and electronic tablets may be used in the court room but must be silenced and placed in “airplane mode” at all times. Such devices may be used by counsel and second chair counsel or self-represented litigants only as an aid in presenting oral argument and cannot be used to display demonstrative evidence to the court or for any other purpose. Cellular telephones and other electronic devices are not permitted in the court room. No audio or video recording or photography is permitted in the court room except in compliance with California Rules of Court, Rule 1.150. Failure to comply with this policy will result in the violator being removed from the court room.
Effective October 6, 2014, a brief received by the Second District electronically is deemed the original and “filed” the date the electronic brief is received. Three paper copies (following the requirements set forth in CRC, rules 8.40 and 8.204(b)) must be sent to the court.
The California Appellate Courts Case Information System provides case information for California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal cases. Case information is updated once an hour throughout the business day.
The 2nd District main courthouse is in Los Angeles. The secondary courthouse, hosting Division Six, in Ventura. Division Six handles appeals from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, while Divisions One through Five, Seven, and Eight handle appeals from Los Angeles County. Each division has four justices. READ MORE >>