Oral Argument Calendars

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 an exceptional showing of good cause.  The preferred format for oral argument at the Third Appellate District is in-person.

Notice regarding listening to oral argument

The public may listen to the live broadcast of oral argument by following the directions at the beginning of each session as indicated on the calendar.  In addition, the courtroom is open for the public to attend oral argument.

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 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