Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Court Website

Goodbye http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/, hello http://www.courts.ca.gov/.

See the official AOC announcement here.  The old website will be in effect for a short while.  But you may want to update your bookmarks and favorites now.

California Supreme Court:  http://www.courts.ca.gov/supremecourt.htm
California Courts of Appeal:  http://www.courts.ca.gov/courtsofappeal.htm
Court of Appeal, Second District:  http://www.courts.ca.gov/2dca.htm
Court of Appeal, Fourth District:  http://www.courts.ca.gov/4dca.htm

Appellate forms:  http://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm?filter=APP&Submit.x=11&Submit.y=16
Opinions:  http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions.htm
News and Announcements:  http://www.courts.ca.gov/625.htm

Importantly, the three Districts of the Fourth Division no longer have their own websites.  You'll have to go to the "overarching" Fourth District website.  Then, for each option -- i.e., justices, filing info, calendars, etc. -- you'll have to click on the appropriate tab for District One, District Two, and District Three.

With the new website, the Fourth District is also encouraging lawyers to send electronic copies of the briefs as a courtesy, in addition to the required paper copies.  E-briefs will "assist[] the Court and parties to process cases more efficiently and assist in the implementation of electronic filing."