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The original rule that documents filed in the Sixth District through TrueFiling must include a real signature has been repealed.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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Electronically Serving Santa Cruz DA
The Santa Cruz District Attorney's Office is accepting electronic service of appellate briefs. The address was recently changed to: DATFelonyTeam@San-
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
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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FDAP Seminar February 8, 2019 in San Francisco
FDAP will be holding its annual seminar on February 8, 2019 at the State Building in San Francisco. The program will include dependency law breakout sessions that will be conducted by staff attorneys from FDAP, SDAP, and CCAP. In addition, there will be the usual arrray of authoritative and useful lectures on criminal law. Finally, Justice Jon Streeter from the First District will be the guest speaker.
CADC Seminar March 22-23 in Los Angeles
CADC's 2019 annual seminar will be held on March 22 and 23, 2019 at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton.