Special Announcement

Posted Monday, March 23, 2020

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. Telephonic appearances can be arranged at CourtCall.com. As always, oral arguments can be viewed live on the Court’s website using the “Oral Argument Webcast” button.
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, which it has done by Order dated March 23, 2020.
Any further updates will be communicated here as appropriate.

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March 23, 2020

Please see the top of this webpage for the most current information on the COVID-19 coronavirus situation.

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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2424 Ventura Street
Fresno, CA 93721

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Clerk's Office: (559) 445-5491
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