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The original rule that documents filed in the Sixth District through TrueFiling must include a real signature has been repealed.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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New TrueFiling Rules for Supreme Court
Rules concerning TrueFiling in the California Supreme Court have been amended to include petitions for writ of habeas corpus and any informal response or reply.

RULE OF COURT

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

Electronical Filing Required at U.S. S.Ct.
Counsel is required to submit an electronic version of papers filed in the United Supreme Court. This process is different from TrueFiling and the system used in the lower federal courts. Because it can take a few days or a week for enrollment in electronic filing to be approved, counsel is urged to apply well in advance of any deadline for filing a document.

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Justice Allison Danner Joins the Court of Appeal
Allison Danner became the newest justice on the Sixth District Court of Appeal. Previously, she had been a judge at the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

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.

2018 SDAP Seminar Material Available
Material from the 2018 SDAP Seminar is now available.

SEMINAR MATERIAL

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