The Court of Appeal, First Appellate District provides live webcasts of Oral Arguments. This page, in addition to calendar information provides access to upcoming webcasts.

Note: Links for live webcasts will appear for the scheduled event approximately ~15 minutes before start.

A: Court may not have started yet, has paused for the lunch hour or has ended for the day.

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A: We are unable to provide technical support for streaming.

A: Archived webcasts can be found below and viewed on-demand. Additionally, an audio recording can be purchased.

A: Approximately ~15 minutes before Oral Argument begins, a link called “View Oral Arguments” will automatically appear next to the event (to the right of the “Calendar” link). Note, if you do not see this link appear within the expected timeframe, you may need to refresh the webpage in your web browser.

A: You may need to refresh the webpage in your web browser. If you are unsure on how to refresh the page, try closing and reopening your web browser and navigate back to this specific page.


Oral Argument Calendars

Electronic Devices for use at Oral Argument

Per Local Rule 17, counsel and self-represented litigants may use laptop computers and electronic tablets to aid them in taking notes and presenting oral argument, but they may not use them for any other purpose, including displaying demonstrative evidence. Electronic devices must be silenced at all times. No cellular telephones or other electronic devices are permitted in the courtroom, except for use as assisted-listening devices. No audio or video recording or photography is permitted in the courtroom, except in compliance with California Rule of Court, rule 1.150. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in the violator being removed from the courtroom.

Oral Argument by Videoconference/BlueJeans

Pursuant to Misc. Order 2020-2, all in-person oral argument sessions in the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, are suspended. Counsel who choose to present oral argument must do so via videoconference.

Oral arguments will be conducted on BlueJeans, the court’s designated platform for remote video appearances. Several days before oral argument is scheduled, parties and their counsel will receive emailed invitations and instructions from the court, with a link for joining oral argument. All fees for remote argument have been waived.

Holiday Schedule

The California courts will be closed in observance of the following holidays: 


New Year's Day (2023) Monday, January 1
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 15
Lincoln's Birthday Monday, February 12
President's Day Monday, February 19
Cesar Chavez Day Monday, April 1
Memorial Day Monday, May 27
Juneteenth Wednesday, June 19
Independence Day Thursday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 2
Native American Day Friday, September 27
Veterans Day Monday, November 11
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 29
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25