Effective January 2014, litigants, including counsel and parties representing themselves, and media may bring a laptop or tablet device for use during oral argument. Such devices must be silenced and placed in “airplane mode.” No audio or video recording or photography of oral argument is permitted without prior court approval (see Cal. Rules of Court, rule 1.150). Anyone who fails to comply with these restrictions may be removed from the courtroom. The Court no longer requires prior notification or an Application when bringing e-devices to oral argument.
Any party appearing telephonically for oral argument shall use Court Call. Parties must make reservations on Court Call's website or by calling 1-866-582-6878 to schedule a telephonic appearance for oral argument. Currently, Court Call’s fees are $40 for the first 45 minutes and $7.50 for each additional 15-minute increment. Parties with Fee Waivers may participate in Court Call without paying any fees. Questions regarding telephonic appearances should be directed to Court Call.
The California courts will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
HOLIDAY 2014 New Year's Day Wednesday, Jan 1 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Monday, Jan 20 Lincoln's Birthday Wednesday, Feb 12 Washington's Birthday Monday, Feb 17 César Chávez Day Monday, Mar 31 Memorial Day Monday, May 26 Independence Day Friday, Jul 4 Labor Day Monday, Sept 1 Columbus Day Monday, Oct 13 Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov 11 Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov 27 Day after Thanksgiving Friday, Nov 28 Christmas Day Thursday, Dec 25