Sixth District e-Filing, e-Submission Policy

The following lists documents that must or may be e-filed or e-submitted in the Sixth District Court of Appeal.

e-Filing

e-Filing required, no copies or originals sent to the court of appeal:

no issue brief;
all motions (except for certain EOT's, any motion to augment or for judicial notice that have attachments);
this includes motion to file supplemental briefs, motion to file an oversized brief, motion to strike a brief, and motion to file an amicus brief even though the brief is e-submitted;
this also includes motion for relief from default, motion in the court of appeal to transmit exhibits, motion to unseal record, motion filed under seal, motion for abatement, and oppositions to motions..

e-Filing permitted, no copies or original sent to the court of appeal:

first request to for an extension of time to file an opening, respondent's, or reply brief (but not juvenile cases);
change of address notice;
substitution or association of counsel notice;
abandonment request before the matter is fully briefed;
certificate of interested entities or person;
civil case information sheet;
notice of settlement;

errata to a brief;
letter of new legal authority;

informal response to habeas corpus petition (but not the informal reply);
letter brief in response to order to show cause (but not the reply or traverse).

e-Submission Required

Also file the original and 3 copies in the court of appeal:

opening brief (except for no issue brief);
respondent's brief;
reply brief;
supplemental brief and response;
letter brief (but not Phoenix H. brief);
amicus brief and response;
rehearing petition and answer;
petition for extraordinary relief under Welf. & Inst. Code, §§ 366.26, 366.28.

Also file the original and 2 copies in the court of appeal:

petition for writ of mandate/prohibition/state certiorari (except for separately bound exhibits and for petitions under Welf. & Inst. Code, §§ 366.26, 366.28);
petition for writ of habeas corpus (except for separately bound exhibits);
petition for writ of supersedeas;
petition for writ of review (WCAB, PUC, ALRB, and PERB cases);
informal response, informal reply, opposition, reply, traverse to a petition (but not informal response or letter response to order to order to show cause to habeas corpus).

Also file the original without any copies in the court of appeal:

motion to augment or for judicial notice with attachments;
any motion with sizeable exhibits;
separately bound exhibits to a writ petition or opposition to a writ petition.

No paper copies filed in the court of appeal:

service of designation of exhibits filed in the trial court;
service of omission letter;
service of documents filed in the supreme court.

Must be filed in court without e-submission

requests for extensions of time in delinquency and dependency cases;
second and subsequent requests for extensions of time to file a brief;
any document concerning oral argument (request, motion to continue, notice of unavailability).

(February 11, 2014, Updated June 10, 2015)


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