2nd District Court of Appeal

2nd District Court of Appeal courthouses in Ventura and Los Angeles

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September 19, 2023

Court Files Miscellaneous Order 2023-02 

We are pleased to announce the eagerly awaited re-opening of the Second Appellate District Courtroom. Starting with the November 2023 calendar, the Second Appellate District Courtroom will be open for in-person oral arguments. We will continue to closely monitor the public health situation and adhere to any guidelines or recommendations provided by health authorities to ensure the safety of all participants.

Today, the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District issued Miscellaneous Order 2023-02. This order outlines essential protocols for courtroom attendance with the primary goal of preventing the spread of COVID-19. We highly encourage all parties involved in our judicial proceedings to familiarize themselves with the provisions of this order to ensure a safe and responsible environment for all.

Click here to read the full order

September 1, 2023

The Judicial Council recently adopted a new rule (rule 10.1014 of the California Rules of Court) that becomes effective on September 1, 2023.  The rule promotes the efficient, effective, and proper administration of the Courts of Appeal by increasing the accountability of administrative presiding justices and presiding justices.  The rule allows anyone to submit a contention that an administrative presiding justice or a presiding justice has not properly addressed or managed an important matter related to the administration of a Court of Appeal or a division of a Court of Appeal.  A person submitting such a contention should use the following addresses:

By email:


By mail:
Judicial Council of California
Attn: Rule 10.1014 Program
2860 Gateway Oaks Drive, #400
Sacramento, CA 95833

July 27, 2023

Justice Bendix represents District on Bias Prevention Committee

Associate Justice Helen I. Bendix represents the Second 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.

July 11, 2023

On July 10, 2023, the Commission on Judicial Appointments unanimously confirmed the nominations of Gonzalo Martinez as Associate Justice to Division Seven, Justice Brian Currey as Presiding Justice to Division Four, and Judge Helen Zukin as Associate Justice to Division Four of the Second District Court of Appeal. Read more on the California Courts Newsroom at: Commission Confirms Appointments to Courts of Appeal

February 23, 2022

Attorneys to Represent Inmates in Death Penalty-Related Habeas Corpus Proceedings
The Second District Court of Appeal is seeking attorneys to represent inmates in death penalty-related habeas corpus proceedings. View for more information regarding applying for an appointment.
For a list of Statewide Habeas Attorneys visit HCRC Panel.


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The 2nd District main courthouse is in Los Angeles. The secondary courthouse, hosting Division Six, in Ventura. Division Six handles appeals from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, while Divisions One through Five, Seven, and Eight handle appeals from Los Angeles County. Each division has four justices.  READ MORE >>

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Divisions 1 - 5, 7 & 8

Ronald Reagan State Building
300 S. Spring Street
2nd Floor, North Tower
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Phone: (213) 830-7000 - (9:00-4:30)

Division 6
Court Place
200 East Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 641-4700 - (9:00-4:30)

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