Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fresno gets fancy with e-filing (& new filing window hours)

Some pdfs are better than others! The 5th District will soon be requiring a special form of numbering for briefs and it's requiring e-bookmarks embedded in pdfs. Check out local rule 8 here.
Image result for fancy pantsBeginning March 23, 2015, attorneys and self-represented litigants may voluntarily submit documents for electronic filing with the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District in criminal and juvenile matters so long as those documents comply with the court's amended Local Rule 8, effective May 11, 2015. 
Of particular importance, documents must comply with part (b) of the amended Local Rule: Specifically, document pages must be consecutively numbered beginning from the cover page of the document and using only the Arabic numbering system, as in 1, 2, 3; and the table of contents for each brief shall include electronic bookmarks to each heading in the text. Please refer to the amended rule in its entirety for specific formatting required for original proceedings.

And, perhaps in conjunction w/e-filing, note:
Notice of Change to Hours at the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District FRESNO — The Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District, is announcing a change to its public filing window hours. Currently, the public filing window is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Effective Monday, May 1, 2015, the public filing window hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.