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2021 California Rules of Court

Rule 8.50. Applications

(a) Service and filing

Except as these rules provide otherwise, parties must serve and file all applications in the reviewing court, including applications to extend the time to file records, briefs, or other documents, and applications to shorten time. For good cause, the Chief Justice or presiding justice may excuse advance service.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(b) Contents

The application must state facts showing good cause-or making an exceptional showing of good cause, when required by these rules-for granting the application and must identify any previous application filed by any party.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(c) Disposition

Unless the court determines otherwise, the Chief Justice or presiding justice may rule on the application.

(Subd (c) relettered effective January 1, 2016; adopted as subd (d).)

Rule 8.50 amended effective January 1, 2016; repealed and adopted as rule 43 effective January 1, 2005; previously amended and renumbered as rule 8.50 effective January 1, 2007.

Advisory Committee Comment

Rule 8.50 addresses applications generally. Rules 8.60, 8.63, and 8.68 address applications to extend or shorten time.

Subdivision (a). A party other than the appellant or petitioner who files an application or opposition to an application may be required to pay a filing fee under Government Code sections 68926 or 68927 if the application or opposition is the first document filed in the appeal or writ proceeding in the reviewing court by that party. See rule 8.25(c).

Subdivision (b). An exceptional showing of good cause is required in applications in certain juvenile proceedings under rules 8.416, 8.450, 8.452, and 8.454.

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