Rule 8.124 appendix

In appeals to the Court of Appeal (unlimited civil cases), there is another option to using the clerk's transcript: you can prepare and file an appendix under rule 8.124 of the California Rules of Court.

A rule 8.124 appendix is a record of the documents in the superior court file — the papers that were filed, the orders that were made — prepared by the parties.

The major difference between a clerk's transcript and a rule 8.124 appendix is that the clerk's transcript is prepared by the superior court clerk and the rule 8.124 appendix is either prepared jointly by the appellant and respondent or by either of the parties individually.

Read rule 8.124 of the California Rules of Court for more information and instructions on preparing the appendix.