2nd District Court of Appeal

2nd District Court of Appeal courthouses in Ventura and Los Angeles

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Court of Appeal to Hold Education Program for High School Students
The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division One, will host its “Appellate Court Experience” (ACE) educational outreach program for students from Redondo Union High School and Santa Margarita Catholic High School.


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.

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Local Rules of the Court of Appeal
Second Appellate District
Effective September 2, 2014

Rule 7.  Copies of  Briefs, Original Proceedings (Writs), Oppositions or Replies to a Writ Petition Including Any Exhibits or Appendices - Electronic or Paper.

A party submitting an electronic copy of a brief, writ petition, opposition or reply to a writ petition is required to file only an original and three (3) paper copies.  For separately bound exhibits or appendices, one (1) paper copy is still required.

If the exhibits exceed 5MB, the petition may be submitted electronically (e-submitted) alone and the parties may provide an electronic copy of all exhibits in searchable form, with one pdf file for each volume, on a CD, DVD or thumb drive.

A party that does not submit an electronic copy of any document, is required to submit one of the paper copies as scan-ready at the time of filing. “Scan-ready” means the document is unbound and does not have tabs or (for original proceedings) a red cover.

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About Us

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 >>

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Contact Info

Divisions 1 - 5, 7 & 8
Ronald Reagan State Building
300 S. Spring Street
2nd Floor, North Tower
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Phone: (213) 830-7000 - (9:00-4:30)

Division 6
Court Place
200 East Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 641-4700 - (9:00-4:30)
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