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November 29, 2022

Fourth Appellate District Announces Destruction of Old Court Records

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

Justice Cynthia Aaron

November 7, 2022

Associate Justice Cynthia Aaron of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, will retire on January 12, 2023, after 20 years on the appellate bench. Click here to read the full story.

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)

August 23, 2022

The Clerk’s Office in Division Two is open but unable to answer in-person questions at this time. For all paper filings including emergency writs, if you are unable to file your papers electronically, you may use the drop-box located in the Clerk’s Office lobby in order to minimize in-person contact in light of COVID-19.

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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Contact Info

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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  individuals with disabilities have
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