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September 29, 2023

The Fourth District, Division Two, in Riverside, will now be accepting applications for Executive Judicial Assistant. The job can be found on the courts career website under job ID 6050. The application deadline is October 13, 2023.

September 27, 2023

The Fourth District announces the appointment of Justice Martha K. Gooding to the Fourth District, Division Three. (Click here to read the full story).

September 20, 2023

Fourth District, Division Three courthouse in Santa Ana, to be named after Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso.  View the full story.

September 8, 2023

The Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One (San Diego) has announced its intention to destroy some of its civil records under Rule 10.1028(d) of the California Rules of Court.

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 Do represents District on Bias Prevention Committee

Associate Justice Truc T. Do represents the Fourth 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.

October 14, 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 19, 2022

The Fourth 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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About Us

The 4th District is unique in that it is divided into three geographical divisions.

  • Division One is located in San Diego and primarily has jurisdiction over matters from Imperial and San Diego Counties.
  • Division Two is located in Riverside and primarily has jurisdiction over matters from Inyo, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.
  • Division Three is located in Santa Ana and primarily has jurisdiction over matters from Orange County



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4th District Div 1

750 B Street, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92101

Clerk's Office: (619) 744-0760
Email: 4DCA1ContactUs@jud.ca.gov

4th District Div 2
3389 Twelfth Street
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: (951) 782-2500
Email: 4DCA2ContactUs@jud.ca.gov

4th District Div 3
601 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, California 92701

Clerk's Office (714) 571-2600
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