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 Self-Help Clinic for Indigent Civil Litigants

Public Counsel's Appellate Self-Help Clinic provides procedural information and 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 Self-Help Clinic is open most Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Clinic consultations are by appointment only. Until further notice all appointments will be by video-conference or telephone only.

Appointments for the Appellate Self-Help Clinic can be requested by calling (213) 830-7234 on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Priority for appointments (but not a guarantee of an appointment) is given to the first ten callers.  The available appointments almost always fill before noon.

Clinic staff will notify successful callers of their appointments by telephone or e-mail no later than the close of business on Friday.  Appointments are for the following Wednesday.

Callers who do not receive an appointment confirmation by close of business on the Friday after their call do not have an appointment and will not be admitted to the Clinic.

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

rev. 10-9-20

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.