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2023 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.1024. Court of Appeal minutes

(a) Purpose

Court of Appeal minutes should record the court's significant public acts and permit the public to follow the major events in the history of cases coming before the court.

(b) Required contents of minutes

The minutes must include:

(1)  The filing date of each opinion, showing whether it was ordered published;

(2)  Orders granting or denying rehearings or modifying opinions;

(3)  Orders affecting an opinion's publication status, if issued after the opinion was filed;

(4)  Summaries of all courtroom proceedings, showing at a minimum:

(A)  The cases called for argument;

(B)  The justices hearing argument;

(C)  The name of the attorney arguing for each party; and

(D)  Whether the case was submitted at the close of argument or the court requested further briefing;

(5)  The date of submission, if other than the date of argument;

(6)  Orders vacating submission, including the reason for vacating and the resubmission date;

(7)  Orders dismissing appeals for lack of jurisdiction;

(8)  Orders consolidating cases;

(9)  Orders affecting a judgment or its finality date; and

(10)  Orders changing or correcting any of the above.

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

(c) Optional contents of minutes

At the court's discretion, the minutes may include such other matter as:

(1)  Assignments of justices by the Chief Justice;

(2)  Reports of the Commission on Judicial Appointments confirming justices; and

(3)  Memorials.

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

Rule 10.1024 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 71 effective January 1, 2005.

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