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.


- The First District Appellate Project (FDAP)

FDAP is hiring a full-time staff attorney. FDAP is a non-profit law office whose mission is to ensure quality representation of indigent parties in criminal, delinquency, dependency, and mental health appeals in the First Appellate District and in the California Supreme Court. Overview, qualifications, and application is available here: FDAP

- The Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two

is seeking to hire three attorneys: two for the writs department (Job ID 5818) and one for the central staff (Job ID 5817). Overview, Qualifications, and Application for these positions are available through the Careers page on the California Judicial Branch website. The job listings will remain open until filled.

- 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 February 2023 Training Calendar offers one training, with relevant Zoom registration link. It is here.

- CACD’s 29th Annual Conference and Seminar

March 18 and March 18, 2023
Agenda and Registration here.

- Annual Defender Dinner

Friday, April 28, 2023
Please join us for our annual dinner to bring together the entire San Diego criminal defense community. For more information click here.

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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