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.


Dependency Case Law Update

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12 p.m.
Paul Bell Library and via GotoWebinar

The seminar presented by ADI staff attorney Laura L. Furness will review and discuss new dependency cases, trends in recent case law, and successes in dependency appeals.

The program is pre-approved for one hour of general MCLE credit. The program is also pre-approved for one hour of appellate specialization credit.

New Legislation and Other Recent Changes to the Criminal Law

Monday, September 23, 2019, 12 p.m.
Paul Bell Library and via GotoWebinar

Troy Britt and Whitney Antrim, experienced attorneys at the San Diego Office of the Public Defender, will join us to discuss what’s going on at the trial court level with all the new legislation and additions to the Penal Code — SB 620, SB 180, SB 1393, SB 1437, Prop 57, PC 1170.91, PC 1170.95 — and People v. Duenas. Come learn about the current issues in dispute and whether any of these major changes to California law are having a meaningful effect for our client base.

The program is pre-approved for one hour of general MCLE credit. PIZZA will be served, so in-person attendance will require an RSVP.

Ideas for potential questions and topics for discussion are welcome. They should be submitted to Siri Shetty 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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