2013 FDAP/SDAP Appellate Workshop
Material from the 2013 FDAP/SDAP Appellate Workshop is now available.
Papers to Have Fax Number and e-Mail
Effective January 1, 2013, documents filed in the appellate courts must have the attorney's fax number, if any, and e-mail address. (Amended rule 8.40(c)(1).) Rule 8.320 was amended to change what constitutes the normal record in criminal appeals that are not from the judgment.
Understanding the New Three Strikes Law
Judge J. Richard Couzens and Justice Tricia A. Bigelow have provided a detailed analysis of the amendments by Proposition 36 to the Three Strikes Law.
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California Style Manual Available Online
The contents of the California Style Manual is available here in pdf format.
Electronically Serving Santa Cruz DA
The Santa Cruz District Attorney's Office is accepting electronic service of appellate briefs. They shall be sent to : firstname.lastname@example.org
PJDC/SDAP Seminar Hour December 11
The Pacific Juvenile Defender Center and SDAP will be holding a free MCLE lunch on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at SDAP. The topic is "Top Ten Things to Check in Every Juvenile Delinquecy Appeal." Appellate attorneys interested in delinquency cases should contact Jonathan Grossman by December 5.
FDAP Annual Seminar January 17, 2014
The annual FDAP seminar will be on January 17, 2014 in the San Francisco.
CADC Annual Seminar Feb. 28 - March 1
CADC's 21st Annual Conference and Seminar will be held on February 28 to March 1, 2014 in Sacramento. The keynote address will be delivered by Sacramento Supervising Assistant Public Defender Arthur Bowie, a leading authority in juvenile delinquency law.
Motions and No Issue Briefs to be e-Filed
All motions with few exceptions and any brief raising no issues in criminal, dependency, and civil commitment cases must be electronically filed in the Sixth District Court of Appeal in lieu of paper copies, and service to the AG shall be done electronically. Petitions and briefs in criminal and juvenile case must be delivered electronically, but an original plus copies must still be filed in the court of appeal. One less copy is required. Paper filings should be made for all EOT's in dependency cases and after the first request in other cases. There are other exceptions to the electronic filing requirements.
Proof of Service for Electronic Service
The proof of service needs to be modified when a document is electronically served. (See Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 2.251(g).) A sample proof of service is available in pdf, Word, and WordPerfect. Note that the sample proof of service does not necessarily have all of the proper parties listed.