About SDAP
SDAP is a law firm that does criminal and juvenile appeals for indigent clients in the San Jose area. We are not the court of appeal.

Signatures No Longer Required in 6DCA
The original rule that documents filed in the Sixth District through TrueFiling must include a real signature has been repealed. Now an electronic signature is sufficient, but counsel must retain a signed original. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.75(a).)

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Mandatory Form for Augment Motions
The Sixth District Court of Appeal requires the use of a form proposed order for all motions to augment the record. The pdf fillable proposed order must be used in civil appeals as well. Reportedly, there have been problems with how attorneys have filled out the form.

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FORM PROPOSED ORDER

Susan S. Miller Becomes New Chief Clerk
Susan S. Miller is the new court executive officer at the Sixth District Court of Appeal. She replaced Daniel Potter.
Correspondence with the court should be directed to Ms. Miller.

Panel Attorneys Should be Aware of New Laws
There have been a set of new laws that panel attorneys should be aware of. The changes potentially give rise to new claims that can be raised on appeal. Supplemental briefs, rehearing petitions, or review petitions might be necessary.

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