Court Programs

4th District Programs

The Fourth District has three geographically separated Divisions located in San Diego, Riverside, and Santa Ana.  Click below to learn more about each Division’s court programs.

Self-Help Resources for the 4th District

The Fourth District offers a variety of resources, including workshops, brochures, and links for those representing themselves on an appeals case. Information is also broken down by divisions. 

Statewide Appellate Programs

The District Courts of Appeal have programs that apply across the state.  Explore each of our programs below to see how you can participate or learn more.  

California Judicial Mentorship Program

This program assists in recruiting and developing a qualified and diverse applicant pool for service on the state’s courts of appeal. 

Court-Appointed Counsel Program

This program fulfills the constitutional mandate of providing adequate representation for indigent parties in the Courts of Appeal on noncapital cases.

Habeas Counsel (Prop 66)

The Courts of Appeal Seek Attorneys to Represent Inmates in Death Penalty-Related Habeas Corpus Proceedings

Self-Help Resources

For those seeking to understand how the appellate process works, view the short video or connect with additional resources on the Courts of Appeal Self-Help website.  The site may help anyone who is involved in an appeal, especially those without a lawyer who are representing themselves. 

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