Ca. Litig. Rev. 2017

Appeals and Writs

By Marsha Amin, Karli Eisenberg, Herb Fox, Paul Killion, and Greg Wolff

This round-up contains four sections: it starts with a look at key decisions and developments in 2017 impacting California Supreme Court practice and procedure, then does the same for Court of Appeal practice and procedure, and concludes with sections covering writ practice at the Court of Appeal, in particular, and trial court procedures relevant to appeals.

California Supreme Court Practice and Procedure E-filing Has Arrived in the California Supreme Court

Mandatory e-filing for some cases and types of documents began in the California Supreme Court on September 1, 2017, using TrueFiling. The new rules require electronic filing of specified documents, including petitions for review, answers, and replies. However, unlike in the Court of Appeal, one "unbound paper copy" must also be submitted.

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