Court Programs



A mediation and settlement program offering parties of pending cases an opportunity to resolve their case quickly and with little or no additional cost.

Pro Bono Project

A pilot program looking into offering representation in a limited range of cases to indigent litigants who are without the assistance of counsel.

Free Appellate Clinic For Self-Represented Litigants

Public Counsel's Appellate Clinic For Self-Represented Litigants provides general legal information and procedural assistance to people who are representing themselves in appeals pending in the Second District Court of Appeal and the Appellate Division of any Superior Court within the Second District.

The Appellate Clinic For Self-Represented Litigants is open every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Clinic consultations are scheduled by appointment only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Consultations are available in person, via video conference, or by telephone, as appropriate.

Appointments for the Appellate Clinic For Self-Represented Litigants can be requested by going to Public Counsel's website and clicking on the "Get Help" tab, or by calling (213) 830-7232 every Tuesday between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Clinic staff will notify successful and wait-listed callers by telephone or e-mail as promptly as possible. 

Clinic location:
Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District
Ronald Reagan State Building
300 S. Spring Street
2nd Floor, North Tower
Los Angeles, CA  90013


Summer Judicial Externship Program

An opportunity for first and second-year law students to gain the understanding of the appellate decision-making process. 

Appellate Court Experience (ACE)

This is a collaborative educational program designed to introduce High School Students to the Judicial System.

Oral Argument at Law Schools

Periodically the Court holds special sessions at law schools to introduce law students to the appellate court system.