Special Announcement

Posted Monday, April 20, 2020
NOTICE

The Court of Appeal, Fifth 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.
The Court has issued an order suspending all in-person oral argument. This order supersedes the order dated March 17, 2020. Telephonic appearances can be arranged at CourtCall.com. Video appearances will be arranged by the Court. As always, oral arguments can be viewed live on the Court’s website using the “Oral Argument Webcast” button.

Any further updates will be communicated here as appropriate.

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July 13, 2020

The court's emergency orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic may be viewed by going to the Forms & Local Rules section of this site. Please note that with the exception of the March 17, 2020 order regarding oral argument, these orders are no longer in effect.

June 19, 2020

The Supreme Court of California has issued a statement on equality and inclusion. The statement can be found here.

May 15, 2020

Virtual Oral Arguments
Oral arguments in a “virtual courtroom” promote access to justice during the COVID-19 pandemic, create educational opportunities, and ensure that the work of the justice system effectively continues for the benefit of all court users.

February 10, 2020

The Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District, has changed its window and telephone hours to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

July 26, 2019

Fifth District Seeking Attorneys to Represent Inmates in Death Penalty-Related Habeas Corpus Proceedings
The regional habeas corpus panel committee for the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District, is seeking qualified lawyers to represent indigent persons who have been sentenced to death in their habeas corpus proceedings in the superior courts. Read more information regarding applying for an appointment.

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The 5th District is located in Fresno.  Its jurisdiction is over the following counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne. The Court has 10 justices and is not divided into divisions.  READ MORE >>

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Fifth District Court of Appeal

2424 Ventura Street
Fresno, CA 93721

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Clerk's Office: (559) 445-5491
Fax: (559) 445-5769

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