Special Announcement

Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2020
NOTICE

The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus situation. The court is following guidance provided by the Judicial Council, the Department of Public Health, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the spread of the virus.

Because of the emergency due to the COVID-19 virus, the court is operating remotely with reduced staff present at the Court. Questions directed to the clerk’s office should be made via e-mail at http://www.courts.ca.gov/25071.htm

The court will continue to receive correspondence and filings both via paper and electronically. All paper filings submitted by self-represented litigants, including emergency writs, may be made by dropping them in a drop box at the entrance to the clerk’s office. An order was issued on March 16, 2020 suspending all in-person oral argument in Los Angeles. Counsel will appear remotely via video conference, by telephone conference, or by other electronic means as available and arranged by the clerk's office.

These adjustments will remain in place until, by further order, it is determined to be prudent to resume normal procedures.

2nd District Court of Appeal

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

Latest News

September 14, 2020

The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District will be holding videoconference or telephonic oral argument for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. The courtroom will be closed to the public. The public will be able to see and/or hear videoconference proceedings via the links posted on the court’s “Calendars” page. The links will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the oral argument.

June 12, 2020

The Supreme Court of California Issues Statement on Equality and Inclusion

Click here to read full statement

April 16, 2020

Court Files Renewed Order
On April 15, 2020, this court filed its renewed order pursuant to Rule 8.66

Click here to read the full order: Implementation Order for the Renewed Order Pursuant to Rule 8.66 of The Calfornia Rules of Court

April 9, 2020

Court Authorizes Retroactive Application of Amended Rule 8.66
The 2nd District Court of Appeal authorized retroactive application of amended rule 8.66 of the California Rules of Court.

Click here to read the full order: Implementation Order for Order Authorizing Retroactive Application of Amended Rule 8.66 of the California Rules of Court.

March 23, 2020

Court Implements Extension of Time in Response to COVID-19
An order was issued by the 2nd District Court of Appeal authorizing the court to extend the time to do any act required or permitted under the California Rules of Court by 30 additional days (Order). No application for an extension shall be required.

Click here to read the full order: Implementation Order for the Emergency Order (Rule 8.66 of the California Rules of Court)

March 20, 2020

During the current COVID-19 pandemic incoming call volume to the clerk’s office may be high and response times may be delayed. Questions of the clerk’s office can be submitted through the "Email Us" page

March 16, 2020

Court Amends Oral Argument Procedures in Response to COVID-19
The 2nd District Court of Appeal today issued an order suspending all in-person oral argument "in light of the current public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect the health and safety of the public."

Click here to read the full order.

 

February 14, 2020

New appointment system for Appellate Self-Help Clinic begins:

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.

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

May 31, 2019

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

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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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Ronald Reagan State Building
300 S. Spring Street
2nd Floor, North Tower
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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200 East Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 641-4700 - (9:00-4:30)
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