Oral Argument Calendars

Public Access to Oral Argument by Videoconference

The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District will be holding video oral argument for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. The courtroom will be closed to the public. The public will be able to see and/or hear the court proceedings via the links below.

Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings (including those held by telephone or videoconference). 

The media must request an order from the court before any portion of the oral argument proceedings is recorded in any manner (Media Request to Photograph, Record, or Broadcast, form MC-500). The form must be filed with the court at least five court days before the proceeding, unless good cause is shown. A completed proposed Order on Media Request to Permit Coverage (form MC-510) must be filed with the request. The justice assigned to the proceeding will rule on the request.

DIVISION ONE Oral Argument, Tuesday, October 19, 2021    
Morning Session:
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Calendar 9:00 a.m.

Afternoon Session:
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Calendar 1:30 p.m.


DIVISION ONE Oral Argument, Wednesday, October 20, 2021  
Morning Session:    
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Calendar 9:00 a.m.

Electronic Devices in the Courtrooms

The only laptops and tablets allowed in the courtroom without prior written approval from the court are those to be used by counsel and second chair counsel or self-represented litigants as an aid in presenting oral argument and cannot be used to display demonstrative evidence or for any other purpose.

Cell phones and other electronic devices (except assistive listening devices)  are not permitted in the courtroom.

Devices must be:

  • Silenced and placed in “airplane mode”*

No Audio or Video recording or the taking of photographs is allowed unless approved pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 1.150. Any person who fails to comply with these restrictions will be removed from the courtroom.

*Airplane mode is a setting that when activated, suspends the devices wireless features and limits interference with the courtroom sound system.

Holiday Schedule

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


New Year's Day Friday, January 1
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 18
Lincoln's Birthday Friday, February 12
President's Day Monday, February 15
Cesar Chavez Day Wednesday, March 31
Memorial Day Monday, May 31
Independence Day Monday, July 5 (Holiday Observed)
Labor Day Monday, September 6
Columbus Day Monday, October 11
Veterans Day Thursday, November 11
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 25
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 26
Christmas Day Friday, December 24
New Year's Day (2022) Friday, December 31