recent changes in the law



Court of Appeal published opinions remain published and citable for persuasive effect after grant of review

The Supreme Court has amended the publication rules in the California Rules of Court to provide, among other things, that effective July 1, 2016, when a published Court of Appeal decision is granted review, the opinion remains published and citable for its persuasive effect, unless the Supreme Court orders otherwise. (Rule 1115(e).)

ADI guide to selected rule changes effective January 1, 2014

Changes to the California Rules of Court effective January 1, 2014, affecting habeas and other writs, sealed and confidential records, recycled paper, multiple signature, signatures on electronically filed documents, electronic reporter's transcript.


New and amended rules – recent Judicial Council and Supreme Court actions

A list of recent California Judicial Council and Supreme Court actions changing the California Rules of Court is on the court website here .








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