Special Announcement

Posted Monday, September 20, 2021
NOTICE

The Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus situation. The Court follows guidance provided by the Judicial Council, The Department of Public Health, Cal/OSHA, and the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the spread of the virus. 
 
Because of the emergency due to the COVID-19 virus, and in cooperation with the orders of various Bay Area county departments of public health, the Court has been operating remotely with limited staffing. The Clerk's Office window is currently closed. However, Court operations are functional. The Court continues to receive phone calls, correspondence by email and U.S. Mail, and electronic filings. If you are unable to file your papers electronically, you may drop off paper filings, including emergency writs, in the drop box located on the 10th floor at 333 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, California, next to the Sixth District Court of Appeal Clerk's Office entrance. If you need to review a document filed in this court, please contact the Clerk's Office via phone at 408-277-1004 or email at Sixth.District@jud.ca.gov to make an appointment.

Pursuant to Misc. Order 21-001 oral argument sessions in the Sixth District Court of Appeal are being conducted via video conferencing.   Court proceedings will be open to the public and members online via live webcast or by viewing a video recording on the Court’s “Calendars” page. The link for the live webcast appears on the day of oral argument immediately at the beginning of each oral argument session.

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

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September 8, 2021

Commencing September 9, 2021, the Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, will conduct oral argument via video conferencing using the BlueJeans platform.  Counsel participating in oral argument will receive an invitation via email to the argument session for their case.  Members of the public can view oral argument online via live webcast or by viewing a video recording on the court’s “Calendars” page.

August 30, 2021

The Commission on Judicial Appointments confirms the appointments of Honorable Cynthia C. Lie and Honorable Charles E. Wilson II to the Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District. Click here for more details about the confirmation hearings.

March 21, 2021

Public Access To Telephonic Oral Arguments and Recordings

The Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, continues to conduct its oral arguments telephonically. Instructions for participating in telephonic oral arguments can be found here. Audio recordings of past oral arguments are now available. To hear a specific argument, go to "Oral Arguments Recordings" on the court’s Calendars page, and then click on the “video” link next to the argument you wish to access.

June 15, 2020

The Supreme Court of California has issued a powerful statement condemning racism, and affirming equality and inclusion. Click here to read full statement.

April 29, 2020

Oral argument sessions in the Sixth District Court of Appeal are being conducted telephonically. Court proceedings will be open to the public and members of the press telephonically. See the instructions for Listen-Only Telephonic Oral Arguments.

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.

February 20, 2019

Oral Argument will be limited to 15 minutes per side effective March 8, 2019.

February 1, 2019

Important Notice – Upcoming TrueFiling Upgrade
In the coming months ImageSoft will be updating their TrueFiling service to TrueFiling 3.0. Learn more about these changes regarding the timing, actions required on your part, and upcoming training.

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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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