Effective January 1, 2014
Electronic Devices (i.e. tablets, laptops, cell phones, etc.) will be allowed in the courtroom at the Second District Court of Appeal but may only be used for court business.
Devices must be:
No Audio or Video recording or the taking of photographs is allowed unless approved pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 1.150. Any person who fails to comply with these restrictions will be removed from the courtroom.
*Airplane Mode is a setting that when activated, suspends the devices wireless features and limits interference with the courtroom sound system.
Effective 1/1/2014, CRC, rule 8.212(c)(2) was revised.
The Supreme Court now requires an electronic service copy of briefs filed. SUBMISSION OF AN ELECTRONIC COPY TO THE COURT OF APPEAL, WILL SATISFY THIS REQUIREMENT. When a copy of a civil brief is submitted electronically to the Court of Appeal, a copy is automatically sent to the Supreme Court. There is no need to submit a separate e-copy to the Supreme Court if you first submit one to us.
Service Copy of a Petition for Review: Submission of an electronic copy of a Petition for Review, will satisfy the requirement of service of a paper copy to the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District.
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 >>