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.


Annual CADC Conference

Registration is now open for CADC's Annual Conference and Seminar March 22-23, 2019, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. Justice Steven Z. Perren of the Second Appellate District, Division Six will give the keynote address on Friday afternoon, and the two-day conference will be filled with presentations, including criminal and dependency break-out sessions, providing a total of up to 9.0 hours of MCLE credit. Both one- and two-day registrations are available. To learn more information and to register, see CADC's website:

Annual Defender Dinner

The annual dinner sponsored by the boards of directors of ADI and Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., will be April 5 at the Westin, 910 Broadway Circle. Cecillia Wang of the national ACLU will be the keynote speaker. The Paul Bell Award will be presented to Jerry Wallingford. The Conant-Cleary Award will be presented to Jami Ferrara. A special directors recognition will go to the ACLU. Details and a form for making reservations are here.

How to Give (and Get) Good Edits

By Mary Beth Beazley, Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, on April 26.The program will be available via webinar. Other details are still being planned. The program is made possible by a generous grant from the San Diego County Bar Foundation, Indigent Criminal Defense Fund.

An Appealing Life: Tools for Maintaining a Fulfilling Career as an Appointed Appellate Attorney

By ADI, several panel attorneys, and expert Christy Cassisa, on May 17. A half-day seminar with workshops and dinner. Free to ADI panel attorneys. Space will be limited. Made possible by a generous grant from the San Diego County Bar Foundation, Indigent Criminal Defense Fund. RSVP forms and further detail will be released later.


Panel News Alerts

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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