Special Announcement

Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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 remotely, with few staff at the courthouse. The court will continue to receive correspondence and filings both via paper and electronically. Access to the court by phone will be limited. Please click here to view all emergency orders issued in light of the pandemic.

Additionally, pursuant to Division One’s Misc. Order 041420 , all in-person oral arguments have been suspended until further order of the Court. 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

June 15, 2020

Supreme Court issues statement on equality and inclusion. The statement can be viewed at the California Courts Newsroom.

June 15, 2020

Join the San Diego County Bar in welcoming the newest members of the Bar to the profession. See more details on the San Diego County Bar New Colleague Celebration flyer.

May 26, 2020

Division Two in Riverside is now accepting applications for a Judicial Assistant to Appellate Justice. The job is posted on the Court’s career website under JOB ID 5211. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you know who might be interested in applying. 

May 5, 2020

Effective Monday, May 11th, the Fourth District will no longer accept cash as a method of payment. Payments will be accepted by credit card or check only.

April 17, 2020

On April 16, 2020, this Court filed Misc. Order 041620 regarding juvenile dependency briefs.

Click here to read the full order: Misc. Order 041620 re Juvenile Dependency Briefs

April 13, 2020

All in-person oral argument sessions in the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Divisions One and Three, are suspended. Counsel who choose to present oral argument must do so telephonically until further notice. ​

April 13, 2020

The Clerk’s Offices in the Fourth District remain open but we are 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. The drop-box will be checked every hour. Should you have questions regarding your case, please contact us at San Diego (Div. 1) - 4DCA1ContactUs@jud.ca.gov, Riverside (Div. 2) 4DCA2ContactUs@jud.ca.gov. or Santa Ana (Div. 3) 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 Offices during our normal business hours.

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.

Case Information

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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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Contact Info

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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