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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.


Get, Admit, Acquit

by University of San Diego School of Law & Community Defenders, Inc.
January 26, 2019 - Warren Hall, Room 3A, University of San Diego School of Law, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Speakers will address investigation and record-collection – methods and techniques, legal authority, resources. Ensuring Brady compliance. Trial and post-trial phases. MCLE: 3.75 hours of general credit and 1.5 hours of credit for ethics.

More details here.

Dependency Case Law Update

ADI will be hosting this program on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at noon, in the Paul Bell Library. The program will also be available as a webinar through WebEx.

Presented by ADI staff attorney Laura L. Furness, it 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.

ADI will circulate the WebEx log-in details in an upcoming email.


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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