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February 29, 2024

The Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, will hold a public meeting at the location, date and time stated below, for the purpose of considering the appointment of a retired annuitant to fill a critically needed position as authorized by Government Code section 7522.56(f)(1) and 21224(a).

California Court of Appeal
First Appellate District
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Time: 9:00am

Attached is the meeting agenda. Public comment is accepted for this meeting. Written comment must be received no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, March 7, 2024, and can be sent by mail to:

Court of Appeal
First Appellate District
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Attention: Charles D. Johnson

Or via email to:


Written comment will be distributed to the Court’s governing body at the meeting. A request to provide oral comment at the meeting must include the speaker’s name, occupation, and (if applicable) the name of the entity that the speaker represents. The speaker’s contact information (email address, telephone number and mailing address) must also be included.

Time is reserved for public comment at the beginning of the meeting and the amount of time allocated for each speaker will not exceed five minutes.

January 30, 2024

Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero, chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments, announced that the commission today confirmed Judge Monique Langhorne Wilson as an associate justice of the First District Court of Appeal. The appointment was confirmed unanimously. Before her confirmation, Justice Langhorne Wilson had served as a judge on the Napa County Superior Court since 2018. Click for the news release about Justice Langhorne Wilson and the confirmation hearing.

December 12, 2023

Justice Sandra L. Margulies retired today. She had been an associate justice in Division One since January 2002. Before her service on the Court of Appeal, she was for 14 years a judge on the Alameda County Superior Court. She has served on several Judicial Council advisory committees and other bodies, including the Task Force on Jury Instructions (1998-2005) and the Criminal Jury Instruction Advisory Committee (2006-11), which she also chaired. She served on the planning committee and as faculty for the California Judicial College and the New Judges Orientation Program. Justice Margulies participated in 3,307 decisions of the First District, and wrote opinions in 1,696 of those.

September 11, 2023

Both passenger elevators in the Earl Warren Building at 350 McAllister Street are out of service for necessary modernization, from September 11, 2023 until the end of February 2024. During this period, counsel, parties and the public attending oral argument at the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, will be escorted by building security to an alternative elevator, to the fourth floor, and to the courtroom entrance. We recommend that whenever possible, those wishing to attend oral argument arrive a few minutes earlier than usual.

July 27, 2023

Justice Fujisaki represents District on Bias Prevention Committee 

Associate Justice Carin T. Fujisaki represents the First Appellate District on the Supreme Court and Appellate Court Bias Prevention Committee. Its mission is to support the integrity and impartiality of the judicial system and promote an appellate court environment free of bias. The committee’s membership roster consists of six associate justices drawn from each of the Court of Appeal Appellate Districts, six attorney members from around the state, a representative from the California Appellate Program, and a Clerk/Court Executive Officer. The Bias Prevention Committee was established under the Standards of Judicial Administration, standard 10.20.



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The 1st District is located in San Francisco. Its jurisdiction is over the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, and Sonoma. It is divided into five non-geographical divisions with four justices each.  READ MORE >>

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1st District Court of Appeal
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: 415-865-7300

E-mail: First.District@jud.ca.gov

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