2nd District Court of Appeal

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

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January 19, 2024

Special Session Honoring Presiding Justice Norman L. Epstein

Presiding Justices Elwood Lui, Frances Rothschild, and Arthur Gilbert invite you to a special memorial session of the Court of Appeal honoring the memory of Presiding Justice Norman L. Epstein on Monday, January 29th at 1:30 p.m. in the courtroom downtown at the Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 South Spring Street. At the conclusion of the court session you are invited to a reception in the Thaxton Hanson conference room.

November 7, 2023

Court of Appeal to Hold Education Program for High School Students

The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Six (Ventura) will host its educational outreach program, “Appellate Court Experience” (ACE), for students from Santa Paula High School on November 9.

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

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

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