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2024 California Rules of Court

Rule 2.3. Definitions

As used in the Trial Court Rules, unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires:

(1)  "Court" means the superior court.

(2)  "Papers" includes all documents, except exhibits and copies of exhibits, that are offered for filing in any case, but does not include Judicial Council and local court forms, records on appeal in limited civil cases, or briefs filed in appellate divisions. Unless the context clearly provides otherwise, "papers" need not be in a tangible or physical form but may be in an electronic form.

(3)  "Written," "writing," "typewritten," and "typewriting" include other methods of printing letters and words equivalent in legibility to typewriting or printing from a word processor.

Rule 2.3 amended effective January 1, 2016; adopted effective January 1, 2007.

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