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 Eight Oral Argument, Tuesday, May 23, 2023   
Morning Session:

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Calendar 9:00 a.m.

Afternoon Session:
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.
Calendar 1:00 p.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, including “smart” watches (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 (2023) Monday, January 2
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 16
Lincoln's Birthday Monday, February 13
President's Day Monday, February 20
Cesar Chavez Day Friday, March 31
Memorial Day Monday, May 29
Juneteenth Monday, June 19
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 4
Native American Day Friday, September 22
Veterans Day Friday, November 10
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 23
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 24
Christmas Day Monday, December 25