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July 27, 2023

Justice Pena, Jr., represents District on Bias Prevention Committee 

Associate Justice Rosendo Pena, Jr. represents the Fifth 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.

March 10, 2023

Court Files Administrative Order 2023-03-10

The Court has issued an administrative order requiring that multi-volume electronic clerk’s and reporter’s transcripts be submitted as a single PDF effective April 11, 2023.

February 2, 2023

The Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District, is seeking attorneys to represent inmates in death penalty-related habeas corpus proceedings. Click for information about how to apply 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

Clerk's Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

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