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 and in the California Supreme Court. 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.


- Office of The State Public Defender

The Office of The State Public Defender, Indigent Defense Improvement Division provides remote trainings to the indigent defense community. Relevant to trial and appellate defense, in both adult and juvenile criminal cases, the trainings address a wide variety of subjects. The November 2022 Training Calendar offers four different trainings, with relevant Zoom registration links. It is here.

- New Laws 2023 -- Summary and Open Forum

Virtual program
Wednesday, December 7, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:00pm

- Sentencing & Beyond

Virtual Program Hosted by Community Defenders, Inc.
January 28, 2023; 8:30am - 2:15pm

See Calendar of Events for details and registration links.


Panel News Alerts

Accomplice Liability for Murder (SB 1437) by Judge Richard Couzens (April 2022)

Senate Bill No. 823, Juvenile Justice Realignment and closure of DJJ - effective September 30, 2020.

Senate Bill No. 92, Juvenile Justice Realignment - effective May 14, 2021. Assembly Bill No. 1869, repeals 23 criminal administrative fees and writes off outstanding debt related to them - effective July 1, 2021.

Assembly Bill No. 1950, reduces length of probationary terms - effective January 1, 2021.

Assembly Bill No. 2542, Racial Justice Act of 2020 - effective January 1, 2021.

Assembly Bill No. 3070, redefines peremptory challenge procedures to eradicate implicit bias - effective January 1, 2022.

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