links to court information & opinions

California Courts Main page

Appellate Case Information - Online Court Dockets
Through this site the docket for the California Supreme Court and all six of the appellate court districts can be directly accessed and searched by Court, Case Number, Party, Attorney or by Case Caption


Appointed Counsel Compensation Claim Form
This form is available in PDF  and MS Word formats
Use this form for both Court of Appeal and Supreme Court cases.
FAQ for Supreme Court claims


Appellate Advocacy College 2000
These materials were prepared in April 2000 for use in the Appellate Advocacy College presented May 15-26, 2000, by the Judicial Council's Appellate Indigent Defense Oversight Advisory Committee and the California Appellate Projects.


AOC - Bench Handbooks & Benchguides
This webpage has Bench Handbooks, including ICWA and Managing Gang-Related Cases. It also has a series of Benchguides sorted by topic.


California Supreme Court - Briefing for cases before the CSC
The LA Law Library maintains a comprehensive collection of California Supreme Court and Court of Appeals briefs, which it is in the process of digitizing for online access. Briefs from 2008 to current may be accessed online by searching the LA Law Library’s digital catalog with the case docket number.

The California Supreme Court website also has briefs for cases argued or about to be argued, arranged by scheduled date of argument.


California Supreme Court - How to Petition for Review
This FAQ web page addresses many questions about the petition process and specific requirements.


California Superior Courts
Phone number, address and web site for each
Or use our printable directory of courts, listed by county


Certified Court Interpreters
Master List of Certified Court Interpreters of Designated Languages and Registered Interpreters of Nondesignated Languages


Court Minutes
Minutes of Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court for the past year, published in .PDF and Word formats.


This page contains: slip opinions for the past sixty days; unpublished opinions for the past 60 days, and published opinions for Cal Supreme and Courts of Appeal, dating from 1850 - present. This last feature is available for free from Lexis-Nexis.


Rules of Court


Tour of California Courts Page
Includes court news and other helpful information, some of which is summarized in the following links.