e-Filing (Second Appellate District)

Electronic filing is the filing of an electronic document in lieu of a paper original and any required paper copies with the reviewing court.

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

e-Filing Instructions

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:


  • Application for Extension of Time - REX
  • Certificate of Interested Entities or Persons - CIP
  • Change of Address - CHA
  • Civil Case Information Statement - CIS
  • Motions - MOT
  • Notice of Settlement - NOS
  • Oral Argument Notice - RCN
  • Request for Dismissal - REQ
  • Response to Wende Brief - WBR
  • Service Copy of Petition for Review - CPR
  • Substitution/Association of Attorney - SUB
  • Stipulation for Extension of Time - SET


  • 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
  • Supplemental Brief - SPB

See also Cal. Rules of Court, rules 8.70 to 8.79

Not for use with writ petitions or exhibits. If you wish to submit these, please use the E-Submission form

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