Statistics on Published Opinions

In The California Courts of Appeal

As the following table shows, different Courts of Appeal publish opinions at greatly different rates.

Percentage of Majority Opinions Published
Fiscal Year 1996–97

  Total Civil appeals Criminal appeals Juvenile appeals Original proceedings
Statewide 7 12 4 2 18
First District 10 18 6 3 14
Division One 9 16 6 0 9
Division Two 14 27 6 7 13
Division Three 9 15 6 1 11
Division Four 10 18 7 4 11
Division Five 9 14 4 0 35
Second District 7 10 3 2 24
Division One 6 10 1 5 21
Division Two 4 5 1 0 29
Division Three 6 11 2 0 23
Division Four 10 14 5 2 23
Division Five 5 9 2 2 14
Division Six 7 12 3 2 29
Division Seven 12 13 10 7 36
Third District 6 14 3 1 18
Fourth District 6 10 3 2 16
Division One 6 15 3 2 6
Division Two 5 8 3 0 41
Division Three 6 8 2 3 22
Fifth District 4 13 3 3 5
Sixth District 5 6 5 4 14

Source: Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts


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