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.


Appellate Brief Show and Tell, Part One

Tuesday December 3, 2019, 12 p.m.

Staff attorneys Helen Irza and Art Martin will repeat the presentation from the fall 2019 CACJ conference.

Demystifying DNA – What is it? How do I get it? How do I get rid of it?

Wednesday January 8, 2020, 12 p.m.

Attorney Alissa Bjerkhoel of the California Innocence Project will discuss DNA evidence.

In this presentation, participants will learn about the history and science behind the use of forensic DNA, how to read DNA reports, the necessity of defense DNA expert consultation, current laws on defense post-conviction access (or lack thereof) to DNA evidence, where the future of DNA evidence is headed, as well as how to litigate DNA related issues on appeal, from filing a post-conviction DNA motion to challenging DNA results that were used at trial. Case examples will be utilized.


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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