Oral Argument Calendars

The Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District provides live webcasts of Oral Arguments. This page, in addition to calendar information provides access to upcoming webcasts.

Upcoming Oral Argument Webcasts

Note: Links for live webcasts will appear for the scheduled event approximately ~15 minutes before start.

Q: When starting the stream, I see an agenda, but a black video screen instead of actual live video. Is something wrong?

A:  Court may not have started yet, has paused for the lunch hour or has ended for the day.

You may have a problem with your computer, Internet connection or web browser.  Trying a different web browser (e.g. Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) may help.

Q: Is technical support available?

A: We are unable to provide technical support for streaming.

Q: Are streams of past oral arguments available to view or for purchase?

A: Archived webcasts can be found below and viewed on-demand. Additionally, an audio recording can be purchased.

Q: Where and what do I need to click on to begin streaming the webcast?

 A:  Approximately ~15 minutes before Oral Argument begins, a link called “View Oral Arguments” will automatically appear next to the event (to the right of the “Calendar” link).  Note, if you do not see this link appear within the expected timeframe, you may need to refresh the webpage in your web browser.

Q: I don’t see the “View Oral Arguments” link next to the scheduled webcast, and there is less than ~15 minutes until Oral Argument begins.

A:  You may need to refresh the webpage in your web browser.  If you are unsure on how to refresh the page, try closing and reopening your web browser and navigate back to this specific page.

Oral Argument Calendars

Electronic Devices for use at Oral Argument

Effective January 2014, litigants, including counsel and parties representing themselves, and media may bring a laptop or tablet device for use during oral argument.   Such devices must be silenced and placed in “airplane mode.”  No audio or video recording or photography of oral argument is permitted without prior court approval (see Cal. Rules of Court, rule 1.150).  Anyone who fails to comply with these restrictions may be removed from the courtroom.  The Court no longer requires prior notification or an Application when bringing e-devices to oral argument.

Assistive Listening Device (ALD)

Assistive Listening Devices (ALD) are available to anyone participating in or observing oral argument. Requests should be made in person, on the date of oral argument, in the Clerk’s Office. Please plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early if you plan to request an ALD for oral argument.

Remote Oral Argument Appearance

The court currently allows counsel and/or parties in pro per to appear remotely for oral argument. Remote appearances can either be made telephonically or by video. The supported platform for both telephonic and video appearances is Zoom for Government. Individuals who are incarcerated may use CourtCall.

When appearing remotely, it is important that you speak directly into your phone or microphone. Do not use the speaker feature on your phone. You should also choose a quiet location with minimal outside noise to ensure that the justices can hear your argument. If you are using a phone for your appearance, it is important that you pause occasionally during your argument to allow the justices to ask questions, as phones do not always allow the speaker to hear if someone else is trying to speak at the same time.