The Court of Appeal, Fifth 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.

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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.

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Oral Argument Calendars

Electronic Devices for use at Oral Argument

Effective January 2014, litigants, including counsel and parties representing themselves, and media may bring a laptop or tablet device for use during oral argument.   Such devices must be silenced and placed in “airplane mode.”  No audio or video recording or photography of oral argument is permitted without prior court approval (see Cal. Rules of Court, rule 1.150).  Anyone who fails to comply with these restrictions may be removed from the courtroom.  The Court no longer requires prior notification or an Application when bringing e-devices to oral argument.

Assisted Listening Device (ALD)

Assisted Listening Devices (ALD) are available to anyone participating in or observing oral argument. Requests should be made in person, on the date of oral argument, in the Clerk’s Office. Please plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early if you plan to request an ALD for oral argument.

Oral Argument by Teleconference/Court Call

Any party appearing telephonically for oral argument shall use Court Call. Parties must make reservations on Court Call's website or by calling 1-866-582-6878 to schedule a telephonic appearance for oral argument. Currently, Court Call’s fees are $40 for the first 45 minutes and $7.50 for each additional 15-minute increment. Parties with Fee Waivers may participate in Court Call without paying any fees. Questions regarding telephonic appearances should be directed to Court Call.

If you are appearing telephonically the court requests that you use a landline telephone.  The court prefers this type of device because landlines typically facilitate better two-way communication.  If a landline telephone is not available and you must use a cellular phone, it is important that you pause occasionally during your argument to allow the justices to ask questions.  Cellular phones do not always allow the speaker to hear if someone else is trying to speak at the same time.  When appearing telephonically, it is important that you speak directly into the phone and not use the speaker feature.  You should also choose a quiet location with minimal outside noise to ensure that the justices can hear your argument.

Court Holidays

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