2nd District Court of Appeal

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

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January 10, 2023

Court Files Miscellaneous Order 2023-01

The court’s miscellaneous order of December 13, 2022 is modified as follows: 

The requirement under California Code of Civil Procedure section 271(a), for the delivery of an electronic reporter’s transcript for appeals pending in the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, is extended through April 1, 2023.
Click here to read the full order  

December 16, 2022

Eva McClintock Named Clerk/Executive Officer of Second Appellate District

After more than 42 years of service, Daniel “Danny” P. Potter, Clerk and Executive Officer of the Second District Court of Appeal, will retire on December 31, 2022.

Danny's career with the court has been truly remarkable. Starting as a Senior Clerk Typist, he rose to become a Clerk and Executive Officer. His career has been characterized by a forward-thinking approach to promoting technology for the court's mission to provide fair and equal justice to all Californians. Throughout his time with the court, he has been praised by the public, the bar, and judicial branch officers for his leadership. His dedicated years of service on the Second District Court of Appeal are greatly appreciated.

Eva McClintock has been appointed as Clerk/Executive Officer of the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, effective January 1, 2023. Joshua Dunn has been designated Assistant Clerk/Executive Officer effective on the same date.

December 15, 2022

Court Files Miscellaneous Order 2022-02

Exception for Los Angeles County Superior Court:

The requirement under California Code of Civil Procedure section 271(a), for the delivery of an electronic reporter’s transcript for appeals pending in the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, is extended through July 1, 2023.

Click here to read the full order.

December 9, 2022

Appellate Self-Help Clinic Holiday Schedule:

Public Counsel's Appellate Clinic for Self-Represented Litigants will be closed for the holidays beginning Monday, December 26, 2022, through Friday, December 30, 2022. No telephone or in-person appointments will be scheduled during that time. The clinic will resume its regular business hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

December 5, 2022

The Clerk’s Office in Los Angeles and Ventura are open to the public by appointment only. Self-represented litigants can submit paper filings, including emergency writs, by placing them in a drop box located on the second floor at the entrance to the Clerk’s Office.

December 1, 2022

On November 30, 2022, the Commission on Judicial Appointments unanimously confirmed the nominations of Gregory J. Weingart as Associate Justice to Division One and Victor Viramontes as Associate Justice to Division Eight of the Second District Court of Appeal. Read more on the California Courts Newsroom: Commission Confirms Appellate Court Appointments | California Courts Newsroom

November 16, 2022

Division Six Courtroom Dedication

The Second District Court of Appeal, Division Six courtroom will be named in honor of Presiding Justice Arthur Gilbert. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for December 2, 2022, in Ventura for invited guests.

October 21, 2022

Appellate Clinic For Self-Represented Litigants – Open Three Days a Week

Public Counsel's Appellate Clinic For Self-Represented Litigants is open three days a week to provide general legal information and procedural 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 Clinic For Self-Represented Litigants is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Clinic consultations are by appointment only and are available in person, via video conference, or by telephone.

Appointments for the Appellate Clinic For Self-Represented Litigants can be requested by going to Public Counsel's website publiccounsel.org and clicking on the "Get Help" tab, or by calling (213) 830-7232 every Tuesday between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Clinic staff will notify successful and wait-listed callers by telephone or e-mail as promptly as possible. 

October 13, 2022

California Judicial Mentor Program (Appellate)

A new judicial mentoring program is expanding statewide to include all California Courts of Appeal to help recruit qualified and diverse future candidates to California’s appellate courts.

The California Judicial Mentor Program (Appellate) seeks to demystify the application process and improve transparency and accessibility for all members of the legal community who are interested in serving on the appellate court.

For more information, please view here: California Judicial Mentor Program (Appellate)

May 23, 2022

2DCA resumes in-person oral arguments. Protocols can be viewed on the court's website Calendars page.

May 18, 2022

The Second District Court of Appeal, Division Eight, announces the confirmation of Justice Maria E. Stratton as Presiding Justice. Read more on the California Courts Newsroom: Commission Confirms Appointments to Courts of Appeal.

May 3, 2022

Job Announcement – Appellate Court Attorney

The Second District Court of Appeal is accepting applications for two Appellate Court Attorney positions. View more information about the Appellate Court Attorney position.

May 3, 2022

In-person oral argument update

Second District Court of Appeal to resume in‑person arguments effective May 2022

This announcement rescinds the Administrative Presiding Justice’s March 16, 2020, order suspending in‑person oral arguments.

The Second District Court of Appeal, is resuming in‑person arguments consistent with updated state and local public health guidance. Face coverings in the courtroom will be required for all visitors regardless of vaccination status. Those who are fully vaccinated may remove their masks only while presenting oral argument. Division Two will conduct the first in‑person oral argument on May 19, 2022. The District’s policy is for in-person argument and may begin for the entire district as early as June 2022 subject to our experience with changing and fluid circumstances. Until further notice, each division will make adjustments in accordance with its special needs and circumstances. 

For any counsel appearing in-person for oral argument, please be advised you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test result for COVID‑19 within 48 hours of your scheduled appearance. Those who do not provide proof as outlined will not be permitted to enter the courtroom. The Clerk’s Office will be providing more detailed information regarding the procedures which will be used to conduct the oral arguments. Public access will be limited consistent with health and safety protocols.

March 3, 2022

California Chief Justice Rescinds Temporary Emergency Measures

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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.

February 1, 2022

Court Files Miscellaneous Order 2022-01
Recently enacted laws effective January 1, 2022 may affect criminal judgments currently under review in this court, including SB 567 (amending Pen. Code, §§ 1170 and 1170.1), AB 1540 (adding Pen. Code, § 1170.03), AB 518 (amending Pen. Code, § 654), SB 317 (amending Pen. Code, § 4019), SB 483 (adding Pen. Code, §§ 1171 and 1171.1), SB 775 (amending Pen. Code, § 1170.95), and AB 333 (amending Pen. Code, § 186.22).
Click here to read the full order

January 4, 2022

Division Six Clerk’s Office - Open by Appointment Only
The Clerk’s Office in Ventura (Division Six) for the Second District Court of Appeal is open to the public by appointment only. Please contact the Clerk’s Office, 805.641.4700, to schedule 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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Phone: (213) 830-7000 - (9:00-4:30)
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200 East Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA 93001
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