Special Announcement

Posted Friday, March 20, 2020
NOTICE

The Court of Appeal, Fourth 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, and in response to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20, the court is operating with a reduced staff. The court will continue to receive correspondence and filings both via paper and electronically. Access to the court by phone will be limited.

The court has obtained an Emergency Order from the chair of the Judicial Council permitting it to issue an order extending the time to do any act required or permitted under the California Rules of Court, and has, by Order date March 20, 2020, done so. Any further updates will be communicated through the court’s website, both in this place, and in the “Latest News,” below on this page, as appropriate.

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Latest News

March 20, 2020

All in-person oral argument sessions in the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, are suspended. Counsel who choose to present oral argument must do so telephonically.

March 20, 2020

In light of the health emergency due to the COVID-19 virus, Division Two’s Clerk’s Office remains open, but staff will not be fielding in-person questions. 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. The drop-box will be checked every hour. Should you have questions regarding your case, please contact us at 4DCA2ContactUs@jud.ca.gov. Please be sure to note your case number in the subject line of the email.  Alternatively, you may call the Clerk’s Office at (951) 782-2500 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

March 20, 2020

In light of the health emergency due to the COVID-19 virus, Division Three’s Clerk’s Office remains open, but staff will not be fielding in-person questions. 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 lobby. The drop-box will be checked every hour. Should you have questions regarding your case, please contact us at 4DCA3ContactUs@jud.ca.gov. Please be sure to note your case number in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, you may call the Clerk’s Office at (714) 571-2600.

March 20, 2020

Division One’s Clerk’s Office remains open. 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. The drop-box will be checked every hour. Should you have questions regarding your case, please contact us at 4DCA1ContactUs@jud.ca.gov. Please be sure to note your case number in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, you may call the Clerk’s Office at (619) 744-0760 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

March 16, 2020

Division Three Oral Argument– If parties or counsel have concerns about health issues, but are still able to argue the case, please notify the court at 714-571-2600 to arrange for oral argument via teleconference.

March 12, 2020

Upcoming dates for the Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop are cancelled until further notice.

March 6, 2020

Division One Oral Argument– If parties or counsel have concerns about health issues, but are still able to argue the case, please notify the court at 619-744-0760 to arrange for oral argument via teleconference.

January 3, 2020

In light of amended California Rule of Court, rule 8.74, the Electronic Formatting Requirements of the Fourth District will no longer be posted. Parties are directed to rule 8.74 for any questions regarding electronic formatting requirements.

May 23, 2019

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

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

Phone: (951) 782-2500

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

Clerk's Office (714) 571-2600
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