Blog Post For : California State Courts of Appeals
California Appellate Courts and Time from Briefing to Decision — When will Oral Argument take place? When will the Court of Appeal file its Opinion?
These are questions clients ask their attorneys, and the attorneys ask me. These questions are not so easy to answer. It depends on the Court, the court’s case load and the complexity of the issues in the appeal in question. It’s a process that takes time. After the appeal is fully briefed, the court will issue a Notice regarding oral argument. The First Appellate District’s Notice indicates that if the Notice is not returned within 10 days by either party stating argument is requested, the oral argument will be deemed waived. The First Appellate District Court of Appeal is the…Read more
California Supreme Court filers should be aware that, beginning Friday, September 1, 2017, the court will require mandatory e-filing through the TrueFiling system. However, for self-represented parties, electronic submission of documents is optional. The TrueFiling system–used by a majority of the districts in the California Courts of Appeal–has been accepting optional e-filings since July 10, 2017. Submitting your document electronically requires registration and constitutes the official filing in lieu of a paper original. The court still requires that two paper copies of each document be delivered to the court within two business days of submission. At this time, the court…Read more
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