Starting on July 1, 2015, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, will require mandatory e-filing of all original proceedings other than writs subject to California Rules of Court, rules 8.450 through 8.456. The e-filing should be made through the Court’s electronic filing system (EFS) found at http://www.courts.ca.gov/4dca-efile.htm, and it will constitute the official record of the filing. Additionally, no paper copies are required. The file should be a single, text-searchable PDF which is no more than 25 MB in size.
Furthermore, each file must be consecutively paginated with Arabic numerals, starting with the cover. A separate pagination system for the Tables of Contents and Authorities is not permitted. Filers are also encouraged, but not required, to include electronic bookmarks for the Table of Contents and to the first page of any exhibits with a description of the exhibit included in the bookmark.
For complete details, please review Local Rule 5 of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District or contact Counsel Press’ office in Los Angeles at 213-680-2300.
If you have any questions or need assistance with preparing and filing your appeal, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Counsel Press provides a full spectrum of appellate services. My colleagues and I at Counsel Press’ office in Los Angeles specialize in rule-compliant appellate filings in the California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
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