Oral Argument Calendars

Public Access to Oral Argument

Beginning with the December 2023 Term of Court, links to join the Third Appellate District’s audio-only live steam of oral arguments can be found on the court’s full text calendar.  There is a separate link for each day of oral argument. The full text calendar can be found above under the heading “Oral Argument Calendars."

Procedures for Oral Argument

If you are appearing for oral argument in the Third Appellate District, please review the Third Appellate District’s Procedures for Oral Argument, which were revised on October 12, 2023, and are subject to change without notice.

Notice regarding telephonic oral argument

Beginning with the January 2023 Term of Court, requests for telephonic oral argument will be treated as requests to appear remotely by video. Requests will only be granted upon a showing of good cause. The preferred format for oral argument at the Third Appellate District is in-person.

Policy on Electronic Devices in the Courtroom:

Laptop computers and electronic tablets may be used in the court room but must be silenced and placed in “airplane mode” at all times. Such devices may be used by counsel or self-represented litigants only as an aid in presenting oral argument and cannot be used to display demonstrative evidence to the court or for any other purpose. Cellular telephones and other electronic devices are not permitted in the court room. No audio or video recording or photography is permitted in the court room except in compliance with California Rules of Court, Rule 1.150. Failure to comply with this policy will result in the violator being removed from the court room. 

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