Court Programs

5th District Programs

Mediation Program

This program enables selected civil appellate cases to be mediated before a sitting Justice of the Court of Appeal. It is available at no cost, provides parties with an early opportunity to resolve their dispute in a convenient venue with the assistance of an experienced appellate jurist.

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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