Electronically-Submitted Briefs in the California Supreme Court – New Options

As announced on January 13, 2014, the California Supreme Court now accepts electronic submissions of briefs and a reduced count of printed briefs for filing in matters pending before the Court. The e-submitted brief is not a replacement for the printed briefs. An original printed brief and eight copies are required as the official filing when an electronic brief is also e-submitted to the Court.

There are specific file preparation requirements and procedures for e-submitted briefs. Information regarding which types of briefs may be e-submitted to the Supreme Court may be found on the Court’s website, available via this link: California Supreme Court E-Submissions.

California Rules of Court, Rule 8.44 was recently amended to allow the Supreme Court to provide by local Rule the procedure for acceptance of e-submitted briefs.

If you have any questions or need assistance with preparing and filing your appeal, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. My colleagues at Counsel Press’ office in Los Angeles and I specialize in rule-compliant appellate filings (including electronic filings and electronic submissions) 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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