California Appellate Law:

Appellate Practice Information


This section of the webpage contains a short overview of what appellate law is. This is primarily designed for non-lawyers involved in, or interested in, California appellate law.

It then contains some detailed and technical discussions on several different appellate issues. Many of these discussions were taken from the submissions of appellate lawyers throughout the country to CounselWeb's appellate law e-mail discussion list. If you have any comments on the issues on this page, feel free to use the submission form at the bottom of each page. If appropriate, we will include your comments on the webpage.

In General

What is Appellate Law?

Post-Trial Proceedings in the Trial Court

Timing of Post-Trial Orders

Appealable Orders

Brief Writing

Binding Precedent

Appellate Process

Statistics on the Timing of the Appellate Process

Oral Argument

Oral Argument Time Schedules (by District and Division)


Statistics on Case Results

Publication and Non-Publication of Court of Appeal Opinions

Publication Statistics

Supreme Court Review

Depublication of Court of Appeal Opinions

Petition for Review - Guidelines for Obtaining Review

Petition for Review Statistics

How The California Supreme Court Decides Whether To Grant Review

Home Appellate Guide Judicial Profiles Lists Links Contact

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