5th District Court of Appeal

Effective May 1, 2015, the clerk's office public filing window hours will change to 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F, except holidays (from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.).

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Latest News

March 12, 2015
The California Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District, located in Fresno is accepting applications for Appellate Court Attorney. The level of appointment and starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

Mandatory Electronic Filing

  • Civil Appeals and Original Proceedings
    (Mandatory, effective Feb 17, 2015)
  • Criminal and Juvenile Appeals and Original Proceedings
    (Voluntary, effective Mar 23 / Mandatory, effective May 11, 2015)

Voluntary Electronic Filing

Attorneys and self-represented litigants may voluntarily submit documents for electronic filing in criminal and juvenile matters so long as those documents comply with the court's amended Local Rule 8, effective May 11, 2015.

Of particular importance, documents must comply with part (b) of the amended Local Rule:

  • Document pages must be consecutively numbered beginning from the cover page of the document and using only the Arabic numbering system, as in 1, 2, 3;
  • Each topic heading in the table of contents for each brief must be electronically bookmarked;
  • For original proceedings, please refer to the amended rule in its entirety for specific formatting required;
  • For civil cases, pagination must comply with the amended rule even when a Certificate of Interested Entities or Parties (form APP-008) is inserted into the brief.

Case Information

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.

About Us

The 5th District is located in Fresno.  Its jurisdiction is over the following counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne. The Court has 10 justices and is not divided into divisions.  READ MORE >>

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Contact Info

Fifth District Court of Appeal
2424 Ventura Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Clerk's Office: (559) 445-5491
Fax: (559) 445-5769

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