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December 6, 2023

The Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District welcomes law student applications for the 2024 Summer Judicial Externship Program.  Click here for more info.

November 21, 2023

The Clerk’s Office window will be closed on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, from 11:00 AM PST to 3:00 PM PST.

The drop box on the 10th floor, next to the Clerk’s Office at 333 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA, will be available to the public for dropping off documents.

November 7, 2023

Justice Brauer

The Sixth District Court of Appeal is  saddened to report the loss of one of this  court’s founding justices, Justice Harry F. Brauer. Justice  Brauer passed away on May 5, 2023, at the age of 97. Please read the statement here


September 1, 2023

The Judicial Council recently adopted a new rule (rule 10.1014 of the California Rules of Court) that becomes effective on September 1, 2023.  The rule promotes the efficient, effective, and proper administration of the Courts of Appeal by increasing the accountability of administrative presiding justices and presiding justices.  The rule allows anyone to submit a contention that an administrative presiding justice or a presiding justice has not properly addressed or managed an important matter related to the administration of a Court of Appeal or a division of a Court of Appeal.  A person submitting such a contention should use the following addresses:

By email:



By mail:
Judicial Council of California
Attn: Rule 10.1014 Program
2860 Gateway Oaks Drive, #400
Sacramento, CA 95833

July 27, 2023

Justice Lie represents District on Bias Prevention Committee 

Associate Justice Cynthia C. Lie represents the Sixth 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.

May 10, 2023

The Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, issued a new Miscellaneous Order today, May 10, 2023.  Commencing with the June 2023 oral argument calendar, and continuing unless otherwise ordered by the court, the courtroom will be open to the public and media on a first come, first served basis. 

Regardless of vaccination status, all counsel and all members of the public who enter the courtroom are strongly encouraged to wear well-fitted face coverings.

Click here to view the Misc. Order 23-001.

January 13, 2023

On January 13, 2023, the Commission on Judicial Appointments unanimously confirmed the nomination of Daniel Bromberg as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District. Read more on the California Courts Newsroom.

July 15, 2019

The Sixth 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.

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The Sixth District is located in San Jose and has jurisdiction over the following counties: Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz. The court has seven authorized judicial positions, consisting of a presiding justice and six associate justices. The court does not have divisions.  READ MORE >> 

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Sixth District Court of Appeal

333 West Santa Clara Street
Suite 1060
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: (408) 277-1004
E-mail: Sixth.District@jud.ca.gov

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