Calendar of Events


A quick reference guide to service addresses in the Fourth District, both hard copy and email.  Send service documents to the address listed on the CHEAT SHEET, not to individual attorneys in the office.


Electronic filing through the California courts’ TrueFiling system is mandatory in all three divisions of the Fourth Appellate District. In the California Supreme Court, it is mandatory for petitions for review and pre-OSC habeas corpus petitions and related filings. CCAP guide to bookmarking briefs is here.

Supreme Court’s acceptance of petition for review via TrueFiling constitutes service of the petition on the Court of Appeal under California Rules of Court, rule 8.500(f)(1). The Supreme Court says the Court of Appeal must still be listed on the proof of service. For example, "Court of Appeal (per Supreme Court TrueFiling policy)."


News alert: Attorneys are urged to use Judicial Council forms for EOT requests and to fill them out correctly. Have TrueFiling serve the EOT for you. The fee is reimbursable.


Link to Panel Portal Log-On Page.


Community Defenders: “Who makes the call? You or your client?” Saturday, January 25, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., University of San Diego. 4.5 legal ethics credit.

Dependency Case Law Update: Presenter will be staff attorney Laura Furness of ADI. Tuesday, March 3, at ADI. 1.0 hour MCLE.

The Moratorium and Clemency: Natasha Minsker of ACLU of northern California and Eliza Hersh, Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary for Governor Gavin Newsom. Friday, March 20, at ADI and via webinar. 1.25 hours MCLE.

CADC annual conference will be April 3-4 at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront. Judge Jeremy Fogel of the Berkeley Judicial Institute is keynote speaker. Up to 9.5 hours of MCLE credit available. More information and registration at


Panel News Alerts

Accomplice Liability for Murder (SB 1437) by Judge Richard Couzens (July 2019)

Analysis of SB 620 and SB 180, new statutory amendments potentially ameliorating certain enhancements.

ADI Analysis of PROPOSITION 47, reducing a number of felonies to misdemeanors

Cruel and unusual punishment for crimes committed by juveniles :
Mandatory LWOP and sentence exceeding natural life expectancy.

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