Special Announcement

Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2020
NOTICE

The Court of Appeal, Sixth 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.

In light of the health emergency due to the COVID-19 virus and in cooperation with the orders of the Director of the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health issued March 16, 2020, the building where the Sixth District Court of Appeal is located has closed to the public. Therefore, the court is not able to open the Clerk’s Office for regular business. 

The court has obtained an emergency order from 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 dated 3/18 done so.

Pursuant to Misc. Order 20-001, oral argument sessions in the Sixth District Court of Appeal are suspended.  The court will continue to receive correspondence and filings electronically.  Access to the court by phone will be limited.  For all paper filings including emergency writs, if you are unable to file your papers electronically, you may go to the Santa Clara County Superior Court, located at 191 N. First Street and deposit your papers in the drop box located at the right side of the first-floor lobby.  Please prominently mark on the front of the filing that it is intended for the Sixth District Court of Appeal.

Any further updates will be communicated through the court's website as appropriate.

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